Dr. Jacqueline Roy, Osteopath
Jackie brings a brightness and enthusiasm to her practice that lightens up the clinic. She bloody loves being an osteo and working at FSO, often commenting on how great all of our clients are. Jackie’s treatments are bliss and you will feel completely at ease her presence.
Jackie has completed training in pilates which she often integrates with her patient management, particularly when helping in the recovery of sporting injuries or chronic lower back pain. She brings first hand experience to sports after rowing competitively for many years and from work as a swim teaching, sports trainer and still today as a rowing coach in Maribyrnong.
When not osteo-ing Jackie is often hanging out and catching a film down at the Sun, likes to dance whenever the beat drops and on weekends go bushwalking with her girlfriend Savannah.
Jackie is currently available on Mondays, Tuesday mornings and Thursdays.
Dr. Amanda Bell, Osteopath
Amanda graduated with Distinction from RMIT in 2013 and has worked at many esteemed clinics around Melbourne so she comes with loads of experience.
Amanda enjoys treating a vast array of ages and conditions by applying a holistic approach that not only focusing on the site of pain but also ensures that the entire body is functioning optimally to provide the body the best opportunity for healing. In addition to her established osteo skills, Amanda has undertaken additional courses in the treatment of pregnant and paediatric patients as wells as Clinical Pilates, Dry Needing, Rocktaping and Cupping. Sports rehab is another area where Amanda has expertise, having worked with many Atheletes in particular Melbourne Victorys Womens Soccer team to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation.
Amanda is available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Dr. Ellen Anchen, Osteopath
Ellen has a treatment and management approach that compliments the active lifestyle of people in the community we serve. She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (focusing on pathology, physiology and allied health) as well as her osteopathic qualifications – Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) so is well versed in the workings of the body.
Ellen is passionate about helping others and is always eager to learn new things to further her development as an osteopath, having completed training in pilates, rocktaping and dry needling (not yet available at FSO). Wanting to see you back out there doing what you love, Ellen has a strong focus on rehabilitation and correcting lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your complaints. This includes exercise prescription, posture education and ergonomic advice.
When not at work, Ellen can be found kicking ass at the ice hockey rink or on the field playing some other sport, so she fully understands the importance of moving without pain or limitation and tailors her treatments to match the individuals needs.
Ellen is available on Saturdays.
Dr. Julie Hjorth, Osteopath
Hello! I graduated from RMIT University in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy and soon after begun practicing in Fremantle, Western Australia, enjoying the sun and sand culture. During this time, I also completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health to feed my ever growing passion in global health issues. In 2014 I returned back to Melbourne and soon after opened up here in Willy.
Keeping up to date with research is important to me and I enjoy expanding my knowledge base, so am constantly attending courses and collaborating with other osteopaths and healthcare professionals across Australia and abroad. Much of my further learning has been focused on paediatrics and biodynamic osteopathy. I also have training in areas such as supplement advice, ergonomics and chronic pain management.
In conjunction with practicing at FSO, I also work as a lecturer/tutor/clinical supervisor at RMIT; teaching, assessing and mentoring the student osteopaths in their final years at university.
I enjoy treating people of all ages and backgrounds, but have a special interest in treating women during and after pregnancy. My treatment style involves using ‘all the tools’ in the osteopathic toolkit. This includes a range of manipulation techniques involving movements and pressure with more gentle balancing techniques.
When not at work, I have been fortunate enough to travel the globe extensively but most weekends you’ll find me hauling 100m up some vertical rock face, or sipping a cuppa with a book on my porch.
Jade is the cog in the wheels behind FSO. Maning the phones day and night (literally) since early days in the clinic, Jade is the one answering your calls and texts. But she is more than just the ladyontheotherendofthephone, she also helps keep the clinic paperwork in order, ensures dust doesn’t take over and most of all she keeps us in line!
Her friendly, flexible and helpful nature are a godsend to me and I know I’m not the only one grateful for her efficiencies while juggling full time toddler parenting with clinic management.