Maria Carey

Maria Carey

 

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. 

Laura Clifford - Registered Osteopath

Laura decided to study osteopathy after seeing an osteopath for help with long standing injuries. She left her first appointment knowing that, that was what she wanted to do. A long history in sports, particularly gymnastics, gave Laura a strong appreciation for how the body works, how it heals and how it compensates for injury. Laura is also a qualified gymnastics coach who has taught gymnasts from 2 years old to over 55, helping to develop strength, movement patterns, balance and proprioception. Studying osteopathy provided her with deeper knowledge and the tools to help people suffering from pain. During her time studying at Victoria University Laura had the opportunity to practice in both the city and community clinics. This allowed her to help a wide variety of people with issues ranging from headaches and low back pain, to sports injuries and jaw pain. Laura has an interest in treating children, sports injuries and helping the senior community regain movement, strength and balance.

 


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Maria Carey - Registered Osteopath

Laura Clifford - Registered Osteopath