Anthony Rogan - Osteopath

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You might be surprised to know that I’m a trained  nurse. However, I quickly became frustrated with what felt like “disease care” rather than “health care”. But it wasn’t until I was treated for injuries from a variety of professionals and finally tried osteopathy - that I had my “Eureka” moment. The approach of osteo made complete sense to me!

I love the diversity of people I have the privilege of meeting and treating . The challenge of determining how to best help each of our patients return to better health brings great variety and is very rewarding. My areas of special interest include neck pain, headaches and migraines, treating children, pregnancy related back pain, hip pain and people suffering chronic pain. Osteo has such a great variety of techniques and I have completed a lot of post-graduate training, particularly in Biodynamic Osteopathy.

Through my own kids’ love for swimming, Eureka Osteo has been closely involved with the Ballarat Gold Swimming Club for several years now and I really enjoy getting to be part of the young local swimmers’ path to success.

I like to keep a good work/life balance, something I encourage our patients to do too! I love hitting the local trails on the mountain bike, cooking up a feast, music and of course, spending time with my family.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:13

Megan Fraumano - Osteopath

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A rowing injury as a teenager had me visit a variety of health professionals in search of answers. It was an Osteopath who was the first person to assess my whole body rather than just the site of my pain, and this was what set me on the path of studying Osteo.

I love the variety that my days bring. Having studied in a few different areas (including breastfeeding, pregnancy, paediatrics, sports injuries), means that i might treat a newborn, an athlete, and an elderly patient all in the one day! This also means using a wide variety of techniques to suit each patient. Having worked as a footy trainer and rowing coach in my Uni days, I love treating athletes and helping them compete at the highest level. I have a particular soft spot for our local rowers! Finding out more about people’s jobs, hobbies and lives in general helps me to adapt my treatment and advice to each individual patient, something that gives me great satisfaction.

Outside of the clinic, I love a new challenge. This has seen me do plenty of travelling, hike the Kokoda Track (and return to PNG to volunteer with a medical team), run a few half marathons and a full marathon. My down time generally involves a good book and relaxing at Wye River.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:15

Matthew Mihaljevic - Osteopath

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At the age of 17 I was faced with the common teenage dilemma of confronting life after school. The teenage growth spurt never eventuated and I came to the “harsh reality" that I was not going to make the grade as a professional in basketball or AFL football. During my ill fated junior-sports career I came into contact with many manual therapists. My local Osteopath was able to help facilitate my return to sport on numerous occasions. I was particularly drawn to the ability of the profession to nurture my developing interest in human anatomy and biomechanics, whilst still be involved in sports and athlete preparation.

What I enjoy most about my day is helping people of varying abilities recover, prepare or improve their physical capacity. Whether that is through education, manual therapy techniques or exercise prescription. I am well versed in managing sporting injuries, joint pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain and post-surgical rehab.

Outside of the clinic, you can find me doing some extra work in a Melbourne-based gym or furthering my knowledge with a Masters of Strength & Conditioning, and a Bachelor of Paramedicine. In my downtime I like to get away locally or abroad with the snowboard or have a few beers supporting my beloved Geelong and Manchester City.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:35

Melissa Wisbey - Osteopath

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I really feel that Osteopathy found me.

It’s a long story involving boxes of bananas, a shoulder injury, a health practitioner and my father, which led me to a conversation with an osteopathic student in 1996 and  the path I continue to follow today.

Like meeting an old friend, I felt instantly and warmly embraced by the holistic nature of Osteopathy. With a philosophy honouring the triad of body, mind and spirit as a single unit of function, and emphasis on our inherent systems of self-regulation and healing, I felt inspired to study and learn, to dig and dream, so I could be of service through Osteopathy.

 

My osteopathic journey has been enriched over the last 13 years of post-graduate studies in Biodynamic Osteopathy. This is an extremely gentle approach, which treats your body as a whole, aiming to restore its natural state of alignment, ease and health.

I enjoy working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. I love this way of working as it honours each individual’s unfolding at the perfect tempo; the order and priority of treatment being guided by the healing forces already present in the patient’s own body, which are always moving towards normal form and function. Often patients come to a deep, restorative rest, and feel more synchronised in body, mind and spirit. My standard appointment times are 45 minutes to allow time to achieve this.

 

 Life outside the office for me is spent predominantly in nature. I live out of town on a few acres, with a growing menagerie of animals and enough orchard and gardens to keep us busy and continually awed by the countless expressions of the wonders of nature.  

 

My love of animals also led me to complete post-graduate study in Small Animal Osteopathy. This means I can support your pets to live healthily and happily too.I am currently making home visits to the small animals of Ballarat and surrounds. You can visit my website 4pawsosteopathy.com.au for more information.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:23

Ginger Wollermann

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I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time when choosing osteopathy as a career. The human body was always a strong interest of mine and I found it incredibly fascinating. Allied health was the field I wanted to be in, however coming from a small country town I had not heard of osteopathy. It was a careers advisor who recognised my interests and suggested osteopathy as a profession - I have not looked back since!

 

Seeing people's spirits lift is why I love my job. Patients stand prouder, smile bigger and walk stronger! It’s incredibly rewarding, and the gratitude patients show is phenomenal. The job never plateaus, each day I am faced with something different, someone new and something challenging. Whether it is a netballer returning from an ankle injury, a tradesman having sleepless nights due to low back pain and everything in between, I endeavour to help. With an interest in paediatrics and gynaecology, I have attended several courses to deepen my skills and knowledge in these areas.

I love a weekend getaway; we are lucky to have such amazing destinations at our doorstep - Halls Gap, Wilsons Promontory, Lorne, Bondi Beach and Byron Bay just to name a few. Remaining fit, healthy and active is important to me. I particularly enjoy playing netball, walking Lake Wendouree with a friend or my puppy and the high intensity of a work out at the gym.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:41