ABOUT QUAY OSTEO
Our vision is a welcoming health centre, with passionate practitioners, who provide quality health care which supports you in feeling inspired and strong.
We value truth, connection and integrity. We are committed to helping each of our clients get the very best out of life and we are honoured to be a part of their journey. We understand the freedom that comes with being able and active.
You, and your health, are important. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We trust that through providing ongoing inspiration and education we will assist you in creating a healthier, happier you.
DR LAURA WALSH - osteopath
Founder of Quay Osteo Laura is a surf, beach & dog lover. Like many Torquay locals she lives for the ocean and the outdoors and is passionate about making sure her patients can stay active and enjoy them too.
"Being healthy is a lifestyle, it's not a destination. I love supporting multiple aspects of people's health through osteopathy, and connecting them with other great practitioners who can work together to create a level of wellbeing and energy that excites our clients."
Before setting up her own practice Laura was the osteopath at Carlton Football Club and taught osteopathic students at RMIT University. As well as sports and surfing injuries, Laura particularly enjoys working with women with pre- and post-natal care and with the musculoskeletal symptoms of mental and emotional stress.
Dr. Yolanda Fisher - osteopath
Yolli is a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), which is well known for offering all students the opportunity to treat children and pre- and post-natal women at an undergraduate level. As a result, Yolli’s delight in treating maternal and infant patients was sparked. Yolli is passionate about using her experience, both professionally and personally to support patients towards their health-related goals.
Being very active herself, Yolli appreciates the pivotal role movement and physical activity has upon the body, particularly when working towards a pain-free life. Yolli enjoys using a variety of techniques, from strong massage techniques and joint manipulation, through to gentle connective tissue unwinding.
‘I always knew I wanted to simultaneously use my hands and my head to heal’. Despite falling into Osteopathy by accident, Yolli couldn’t imagine doing anything else or being anywhere else.
Having recently moved to the Surf Coast from the country side surrounding Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, Yolli’s appreciation for the Australian way-of-life has escalated exponentially. She intensely resonates with the active and healthy lifestyle the SurfCoast promotes, spending every spare hour walking her kelpie pup or training in the gym.
DR. Hayden cohen - osteopath
Hayden grew up not far from Torquay on the coast and enjoys spending time in the water, on whatever craft he can get his hands on as well as open ocean swimming.
Since graduating from RMIT with a Masters in Osteopathy, he has practiced locally and volunteered abroad. Hayden has a strong sense of compassion for people with health issues across a broad range of problems. He experience enables a versatile approach, incorporating techniques ranging from deep massage and manipulation, through to gentle myofascial unwinding and cranial osteopathy.
Naturally, his varied sporting background, which includes competitive surfing, football, basketball, ocean swimming and tennis means he is well-versed in helping people with injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.
Hayden also has a particular interest in family care, working with babies, pregnancy, and post-natal management, and really enjoys helping young children to full health.
Hayden is available at the clinic Monday through Friday.
Holly McVerry - Psychologist
Holly is a registered psychologist who has been studying and working within a range of clinical settings since 2006. She offers a holistic mind/body approach that is client centred and considers important environmental and biological factors that may impact psychological wellbeing.
Holly has completed a Masters of Counselling Psychology as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies. Her experience has spanned the private, not-for-profit and tertiary sectors with a particular focus on helping young adults (aged 16 and over) and adults to address anxiety, depression, grief and loss, postnatal depression, work and study stress and personal growth
Holly applies a range of evidence-based strategies and techniques to the unique circumstances of every person she works with. She is trained and experienced in the areas of:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
Registered with the Australian Health Provider Regulation Agency and as a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Holly is committed to providing a professional service based on the latest research. Most importantly, she provides a warm, welcoming space and meets every client’s concerns with compassion and respect.
Holly is excited to be helping the surf coast community as part of the Quay Osteo team. When she’s not doing this, Holly is busy raising a happy, healthy family who love the ocean as much as she does.
Emily Hamilton - Dietician
Emily Hamilton graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2007. She is a current Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist. She founded her business Poppyseed Nutrition in 2019 with the focus of educating and empowering women to prioritise their self-care and nutritional needs throughout the season of motherhood and beyond.
Emily has a holistic, open minded approach to providing nutritional support to her clients and their families. She puts her clients at the centre of their own health journey and supports them to meet their nutrition and lifestyle goals.
She has passion and experience in the following areas; Nutritional management of inflammatory bowel conditions, gastrointestinal issues and general gut health, management and support of chronic diseases (including diabetes and autoimmune conditions) Women’s health and supporting women through pregnancy, postpartum period and the season of motherhood. Nutritional support of mental health conditions including post-natal anxiety and depression. Having a depth of experience in surgical and oncology nutrition Emily supports clients after major surgery and after treatment for different cancers.
After the births of her three children Emily has developed a keen interest in supporting women throughout their pregnancy, early postpartum period and the years that follow. She has identified postpartum nutrition as an area where women need further education and support in order to provide themselves with the care and nutrition their bodies require.
Emily lives with her partner and young family on the Surf Coast and loves all this beautiful part of the world has to offer.