Osteopathy Williamstown

At Williamstown Health + Lifestyle, our Osteopaths understand injury and pain. We know pain can be caused by many things, affecting various areas of the body. Our ability to listen, assess and accurately diagnose each patient successfully, means we can work with individuals on a Osteopathy treatment plan that delivers results.

Our expertise in Osteopathy allows us to effectively treat back, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries, chronic pain and acute trauma, headaches, migraines and repetitive strain, as well as sciatica, nerve pain and pre and post pregnancy discomfort.

What conditions do we treat?

Back Pain

Lower/upper pain
Pelvic pain
Disc injuries

Neck & Jaw
Pain

TMJ issues
Postural strain

Headaches
& Migraines

Tension headaches
Migraines
Sinus headaches

Hip, Knee &
Ankle pain

Ligament sprains
Bursitis
Arthritis

Shoulder, Wrist
& Elbow Pain

Rotator cuff injuries
Impingement issues
Tennis elbow
Carpal tunnel
Sport injuries

Pre & Post
Pregnancy Care

Pelvic pain
Back tightness
Headaches

Childrens
Health

Postural issues
Severs disease
Torticollis

Our Team of Osteopaths

Cliff Butler

B.Sc(clin) M.HSc(osteo)
Osteopath

Williamstown Health + Lifestyle owner Cliff Butler treats everyone from the robust tradie with a sporting injury, to the new Mum with neck pain. “I treat everyone with passion, enthusiasm and consideration” Cliff says. “My patients may vary but one thing remains the same; they are ready to make a change to their lifestyle and reap the benefits of treatment.” Cliff is dedicated to sharing his vast knowledge with clients. “I really like finding the cause of patient’s issues and problem solving, the more challenging the case the better.”

Special Interests:

  • complex re-occurring running injuries
  • had an issue that no one else can work out?
  • sacroiliac issues
  • neck pain
  • leg/foot/hip pain

Jessica Martin

Osteopath

Jess is a compassionate and motivated Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor. Jess has worked with the human body for many years, and is passionate about working with you through all stages of your health journey. She has a keen interest in movement and biomechanics and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She adopts a holistic and evidence informed approach to treatment which includes manual therapy, rehabilitation and injury prevention to ensure you feel informed and empowered.

Jess also has a Certificate IV in Nursing, which has provided her with a unique perspective of the importance of movement when dealing with injury.

Sam Volarich

Osteopath
Growing up as a competitive swimmer osteopath Sam is no stranger to injuries and through this realises the major impact that pain can play on someone’s life. ‘My own experience has made me passionate about helping athletes of all types achieve their goals’ says Sam and her previous work as a sports trainer in the WRFL and in the recovery centre at the Australian Open has helped her focus this passion.
Sam loves that osteopathy focuses on treating the cause of the patients pain and not just the symptoms. She believes that communication is one of the most important aspects of the patient-practitioner relationship, ensuring her patients management plan incorporates their goals and expectations, assisting them to get back to pain free life quicker.
Special Interests:
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sporting injuries

Tom Johnstone

Osteopath

As a proud local lad and the current captain of the Williamstown CYMS football club, the people of Williamstown are of upmost importance to Tom. Tom says ‘ I was raised to treat people the way I would like to be treated’ This is reflected in Tom’s great desire empower patients to help themselves on their journey to reach their health and fitness goals. From sporting injuries to neck and jaw pain, Tom marries his compassionate approach and structural treatment to achieve great functional outcomes.

Special Interests:

  • Neck pain
  • TMJ disorders and headaches
  • Shoulder dysfunctions
  • Exercise Prescription

Elizabeth Lynch

B.Sc(clin) M.HSc (osteo)
Osteopath

Osteopath Elizabeth Lynch is passionate about helping others. With 17 years’ experience in Irish Dance, she is also no stranger to injuries herself. It is this vast experience requiring musculoskeletal treatment, which inspired her to follow a career into the field, “I found Osteopathy treatment made a significant improvement in my own recovery from multiple injuries” says Elizabeth.

This understanding is something she has implemented into her practice today, “Letting people know what to expect from the beginning, and putting a plan in place together, makes all the difference in patient recovery.”

For Elizabeth, the goal is simple, “Keeping people doing what they love!”

Special Interests:

  • TMJ and headaches
  • Wrist pain
  • Low back
  • Ankles
  • Mobility exercises as part of treatment

Joshua Esposito

Osteopath
Josh discovered osteopathy after sustaining a number of football injuries. The good results he achieved after working with an osteopath fuelled his interest in the osteopathic profession and the human body.
Josh enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals in a collaborative manner. He believes in utilizing a combination of hands-on treatment and a targeted active rehabilitation approach to achieve long lasting effects. Josh also enjoys using his additional qualifications of dry needling and pilates to help his patients get back doing the things they love.
Special interest:
  • Knee/hip pain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sporting injuries

Tim Ischia

B.HSc B.As(osteo)
Osteopath

“Knowledge is power” Osteopath Tim Ischia believes. Tim – a self-described ‘deep thinker’ – is personally invested in discovering more about pain and uncovering the best results for all his patients. Beyond each visit, Tim works with patients to establish and resolve work and lifestyle factors that contribute to their ailments. ”Going above and beyond our clients needs is simply what we do here.”

Loren Gribble

B.HSc B.As(osteo)
Osteopath

Osteopath Loren Gribble knows that pain can be a frightening experience. “Having the support of someone who can listen and educate you makes a world of difference,” she says. The healing process takes time, so to prevent an injury returning, a combination of hands on treatment is essential, she adds. “Working with a multidisciplinary team means we can achieve great things together. Not everyone will respond to one treatment, so having many options is a huge benefit for patients.”

Special Interests:

  • Headaches and neck pain
  • low back and pelvic pain
  • Pregnancy conditions
  • Geriatrics

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