Maria Carey - Registered Osteopath
Maria Carey completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Osteopathy in Sydney. She enjoys the common sense approach to health, that Osteopathy offers. She worked for a number of years in NSW and WA before settling in 2009, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Maria has completed extensive postgraduate training in Osteopathy for Children and Obstetrics, and has been an active member of the Busselton Children's Clinic in WA and the Melbourne Children's Clinic.
During the 1990s whilst training and competing with Melbourne University Athletics Club as a middle distance runner, Maria was sent to an Osteopath for treatment of an unresolving injury. The treatment helped to quickly resolve her injury, where other approaches had failed. This experience led her to pursue Osteopathy as a career. She finds the underlying philosophy of Osteopathy to be a common-sense approach: that structure and function of the body are inter-related, and that treatment aims to support your own body to heal itself.
Maria has previously worked as a sprints and middle distance coach at Sydney University, and continues to take a strong interest in athletics and coaching. Before gaining her Osteopathic qualifications, Maria completed a B.A. in English Literature and Anthropology, and a Dip.Ed. Maria worked as a high school teacher for nine years, as well as a variety of other work to support her through obtaining Osteopathic qualifications.
Luka Di Fabio - Registered Osteopath
Dr Luka Di Fabio – Registered Osteopath
Bachelor Health Science/Bachelor Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Luka is a fully qualified and experienced osteopath who graduated from RMIT University in 2018. Having worked at many sporting clubs and competed in high level basketball and football, Luka has a keen interest in treating sporting individuals and people with musculoskeletal conditions, aiming to improve performance and function. Luka also has an interest in helping manage and rehabilitate people with neurological conditions such as acquired brain injuries.
Understanding the uniqueness of each individual, Luka provides tailored rehabilitation and management programs for a range of conditions. He also places a great importance in giving each person a complete understanding and knowledge of their musculoskeletal complaints and ways in which we can work together to return to what it is they love doing. Luka has obtained a certificate in Level 1 Dry Needling and Cupping and utilises this alongside various manual therapy techniques. Luka is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
Luka has a long connection with the southern peninsula, with family at Rye and Sorrento. His plan in the next few years, is to undertake Clinical Pilates Practitioner Training, in order to help clients further integrate their health.