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 Osteopath 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.” Further study into headache and concussion management allow Cliff to assist patients that may be struggling with ongoing head and neck pain and sporting/collision injuries.

Special Interests:

  • Complex re-occurring running injuries
  • Headache + Migraine
  • Sacroiliac/pelvic issues
  • Post concussion management

Peter Vlahos

Osteopath

Peter’s fascination with the human body in conjunction with his passion for helping others led him to an interest in osteopathy.  After sustaining multiple injuries himself playing soccer, as well as working with the local footy club as a sports trainer, he also understands the importance of getting people back to doing what they love.

Peter utilises a range of manual therapy techniques to relieve pain and symptoms and has also completed further training in dry needling. He emphasises the importance of communication and education to ensure his patients are well informed and incorporates a management plan to help them achieve their goals.

Peter enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sporting/overuse injuries

In his spare time you can find Peter at the Gym or hanging out with his friends and family. He also loves a good Netflix binge and is always open to new recommendations.

Anthony Liberatore

Osteopath

Anthony understands the importance of patient education with a tailored treatment approach and a take home rehabilitation program is essential to get his patients back to meeting their daily goals. Every person has a purpose and a unique passion and if their body is restricting them from fulfilling that, Anthony wants to be apart of getting them back.

With 15 years of being involved in high level football programs and stints in athletics and long distance running Anthony understands the importance of not only physical management and rehabilitation of his patients but also the importance of building connections with his patients to make the experience enjoyable.

If Anthony isn’t treating in the clinic he’s most likely surfing on the coast or playing competitive football for his local football team.

Areas of interest to treat;

– Shoulder injuries and pain – Knee injuries and pain
– Neck pain
– Sporting related injuries

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 full health potential. 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 for keen runners, gym goers and anyone looking to start their health journey

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.”

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