Jade Salter completed her five-year Masters degree at Victoria University in 2005. She gained nine years experience working in various clinics in the Eastern and Bayside suburbs of Melbourne before opening McKinnon Osteopathy in 2015.
Jade has worked at Victoria University as an examiner to final year Osteopathic students and has assisted in teaching Dry Needling at postgraduate level. She enjoys treating people of all ages from children to seniors and has a special interest in exercise/rehabilitation prescription.
Jade is a caring and honest practitioner, passionate about Osteopathy and continued professional development. She encourages people to take an active role in their recovery and guides them in self-management programs to help their condition long term.
Jade is a graduate of McKinnon Secondary College and is happy to be practicing in the area.
Jade is available for appointments all day Monday & Thursday.
Damian completed his five year Masters degree at Victoria University. During his final year he participated in an exchange to the British School of Osteopathy in London where he worked in a number of clinics including those specialised in treating patients with chronic conditions.
He has a passion for sports with a special interest in cricket and golf. During his studies, he worked with a number of football and netball clubs as a sports trainer and has completed his Level 1 Strength & Conditioning coach through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
Damian enjoys treating patients of all ages and likes helping people get back to doing the activities they love.
Damian is available for appointments Tuesday and Wednesday.
Alisha completed her five-year double degree in Osteopathy/Health Science at RMIT University. During this time, she participated in an external clinical placement in Eaglehawk, Bendigo where she was given the opportunity to work with the community to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints.
She has a keen interest in sports, having competed at state level in swimming, before moving into swim coaching. She also enjoys skiing, however only competes against family and friends for bragging rights. Alisha also worked as a sports trainer at a local football club, providing first aid and injury assessment to players.
She is friendly and approachable, ensuring all patients feel welcomed when coming into the clinic. Alisha believes strongly in getting the patient to take an active step towards recovery and strives to find the underlying problem, rather than treating the symptoms only.
Alisha has completed courses in workplace and vehicle ergonomics and in falls prevention, which is something she is very passionate about. She has completed a course in dry needling and cupping which can be used in conjunction with other Osteopathic techniques.
Alisha is available for appointments Tuesday to Saturday.
Laura completed her five-year Master’s degree at Victoria University. During this time, she participated in external clinical placements in Collingwood and Saint Kilda, working within the communities to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. After completion of her Master’s degree, Laura moved up to the Illawarra region to work in Dapto NSW, where she saw a diverse range of patients and cases, including both acute and chronic conditions.
Recently, Laura has returned to Bayside where she grew up. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking along the beach and going to the gym.
Laura is passionate about building therapeutic alliances with her patients to achieve their goals and manage their pain and function for long-term management. Laura empowers patients through education regarding their diagnosis. Her treatment focuses on finding and treating the causes of the injury or pain and tailors a management plan for each patient based on their specific needs. This may include postural advice, mobility and strength exercises for long-term management.
Laura has obtained sports trainer and dry needling and first aid certificates. In addition, she is registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
Laura is available Monday am & pm, Wednesday-Friday pm and Saturday am.