Lauren’s interest in holistic human health and well-being started at a very young age, after sustaining numerous painful injuries during her elite gymnastics career. She was fascinated by how her body responded to treatment by the various allied health modalities she utilised and it was these experiences and her unwavering passion for human health that lead her to the her career in Osteopathy.
Having experienced firsthand the benefits of the holistic approach to treatment in her own recovery, Lauren’s aim is to recognise and manage the various causes of injury and pain whether: physical, ergonomic, or psychological. She is intrigued by the relationship between pain perception and mental health and has specific interest in the areas of neck and back pain, headaches, sporting injuries and chronic pain management. Her focus is to help encourage patients to take an active role in managing their health, while navigating the aggravating factors present in daily life.
As well as utilising Osteopathic techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, Lauren is also qualified in dry needling and advocates for the benefits of dry needling as a supplement to osteopathic treatment. She hopes to consolidate her skills in this area with further studies in the future.
Lauren graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). Lauren also holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, majoring in Human Physiology and Development
Lauren is available Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday