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 Cailin Mellberg - Osteopath
Cailin graduated from the Osteopathic Masters Program at Victoria University and was selected for the 'Industry Award' for outstanding performance in his final examinations. Prior to studying Osteopathy, Cailin worked as a remedial massage therapist, developing his hands on approach and clinical skills.
His work within gym environments has provided him with an excellent background in exercise rehabilitation. He has furthered this with additional study into advanced rehabilitation and management of tendon injury.
Cailin has studied chronic pain in detail completing further training in ‘Neurophysiology of Pain’, ‘Beyond Mechanical Pain’ and ‘Explain Pain’ courses. He has worked closely with a family member who sustained spinal fractures and this experience have resulted in a deeper understanding of the impact that pain can have on quality of life and what it means to live with chronic conditions.
Beyond these areas of further study, Cailin has worked extensively with patients who experience headaches and neck pain, along with the variety of complaints that commonly present from disc pathology, to back pain and sciatica, neural pain, sports injuries, arthritis and pregnancy-related aches and pains.
Cailin is dedicated to his work, is supported by a fantastic group of friends and family, is passionate about sport and maintains a curiosity for the world around him. He is motivated to help you better understand your body so that you can achieve your goals and move with confidence and freedom into tomorrow.
dr brigid sandell - osteopath
Dr Brigid Sandell graduated from a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) at RMIT in 2003 and went on to complete her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathy at Victoria University in 2009.
Brigid has a passion for treating children and babies with the use of craniosacral and indirect (gentle) techniques to facilitate a haven for easy growth without restriction and a happy, healthy child.
She also uses a wide range of techniques on all patients to allow the body to generate health and repair from the best physical state possible. As an osteopath Brigid aims to guide patients to optimal physical and dynamic function to enable ease within daily activities and give patients the opportunity to live a more active and pain-free life.
Brigid is returning to this region after living on the Sunshine Coast for the past year. With three children herself, she looks forward to becoming a part of the local community and working closely with young families.
We know that her background in personal training will be an asset to our clients who want to be able and active.
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.
Jo Surkitt - wellness practitioner & Medical intuitive
Jo aims to inspire and educate people to create and maintain a positive mindset and healthy lifestyle while having fun and experiencing the most out of life.
Jo has been working in the wellness industry for over 18 years. She has a great deal of experience in Wellness, Nutrition, Meditation, Massage, Reflexology, Herbal Medicine, Medical Intuition, Brain Gym, Energetic Medicine/Reiki , Flower Essences, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Food as Medicine and Holistic Counselling.
Jo is passionate about sharing her wisdom, experience and techniques that she has gained from working as a practitioner, educator and speaker. Jo is an avid traveller and has travelled to 58 countries where she has learnt new cultures and discovering different ways people create a healthy lifestyle; from tribes in Africa to Shaman healers in Peru through to innovative European approaches to natural medicine and wellness.
Each session with Jo is unique through intuition exploration and discussion with each client Jo will develop a session specifically focussed around the client’s needs and wants.
Mindset session – creating positive change
Reflexology (including Auricular therapy)
Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage
Intuitive healing/Reiki/Medical Intuition
Restorative Fusion: a combination of therapies, healing and coaching with a focus on teaching tools and techniques to ensure people have the opportunity to reach their optimal wellbeing
Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Preparation (Postures, breathing techniques, stretches, nutrition, visualisation, Birthing hypnosis)
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.
attalia egerton - kinesiologist
When you meet Attalia you’re immediately welcomed by her calm and caring nature, open and attentive she creates a space to be seen and truly heard. Her natural curiosity inspires a deeper look at the messages of the body and of life.
Attalia’s approach to health and wellbeing is to support her clients to explore their inner world as the direct tool for creating change in their outer world. By encouraging her clients to be gently curious about what life is showing them, they can then develop the resources needed to take responsibility for themselves and therefore create change.
Attalia is most interested in supporting clients feel balanced and connected. To meet life from a balanced emotional state and to be fully connected to our true spiritual nature is Attalia’s soul work.
“Life has a spiritual purpose and we are invited to experience this journey through our senses. If we suppress, repress or escape what we are experiencing we are not living fully and life becomes dull and full of painful triggers. Together we explore moving beyond putting out painful spot fires and nurture the relationship we are having with ourselves. This is the most profound place to start…. The Self.
Attalia works with both women, men and children and offers in person sessions and skype consultations. Attalia is passionate about helping clients move from the sensations of stuckness, disconnection, depletion, confusion and resignation to an experience of life where there is ease and flow, connection, growth, trust and power.
Attalia is the mother of two gorgeous girls, lives in the local Torquay area and spends her time between the coast and the country. She loves to spend her free time reading, bush walking, creating, the Arts and travel. She has a slight obsession with ceramics too!
Sarah McLeish - Nutritional Medicine
Sarah completed her advance diploma in Nutritional Medicine at the end of 2016. Prior to her study she had a long career in the catering industry, and her deep understanding of food prompted her to learn how to combine food for both pleasure and health. Her approach is to recognise the underlying root causes of illness through the use of a range of therapeutic methods to encourage an individual’s inherent self-healing process. This evidence-based approach includes the use of diet, supplementation, lifestyle modifications and functional testing to treat a wide range of health conditions. She has special interest in treating hormonal imbalances, adrenal dysfunction, digestive complaints, fatigue, anxiety, food intolerances and sports nutrition.
Sarah is passionate about educating and empowering people to achieve and maintain optimal health choices and is committed to providing the highest quality health care.