About us

Osteopathy in Fadden, Tuggeranong - close to Woden.

Dr Alison Simmons (Osteopath)

Alison qualified with a BOst (Bachelor of Osteopathy) in 2004, from the British School of Osteopathy, the oldest and largest Osteopathic schools in the UK. She worked in several practices in the UK, as well as running her own clinic, before relocating to Canberra in 2012. Alison is registered with AHPRA and The Australian Osteopathic Association.

Before training to become and Osteopath she worked for many years in finance and banking in the City of London. Although she had a very successful career in finance she did not find the work fulfilling and decided on a complete career and life change. She no has absolute satisfaction in her work as an Osteopath due to the nature of her work and the flexibility of the job that allows her to work and still spend plenty of time bringing up her two girls.

Alison enjoys the challenge of treating a diverse spectrum of patients of all ages with all manner of problems. She uses a mix of traditional Osteopathic techniques, such as muscle massage and joint manipulation as well as using Cranial Osteopathy, vibrational medicine and dry needling.

Dr Betsy Foskett (Osteopath)

Betsy graduated from Victoria University in Melbourne as a qualified Osteopath in 2015. Over the course of the five years she completed numerous extracurricular activities including an internship at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London. During her internship she treated patients of all ages and volunteered in several specialty clinics including a paediatric, HIV and homeless clinic. In 2014 Betsy also completed her cert IV in massage therapy and worked as a part time massage therapist in her spare hours.

Betsy grew up in coastal suburban Melbourne in a strong sporting environment. She is a passionate netballer, having played most of her life. Betsy completed her Level 1 sport trainer certificate in 2013 and has worked with several football clubs over the years treating a generous amount of emergency and sporting injuries.

Betsy is passionate about the osteopathic principle "structure and function are interrelated". She believes by having an active role in taking care of ourselves including mind, body and spirit we can have a happy and healthy lifestyle. Betsy likes to treat using a variety of techniques including soft tissue, massage and stretching. She also has a strong interest in subtle osteopathic techniques including balanced ligamentous tension and cranial. Betsy has also completed her dry needling and cupping course and integrates this into her practice.

Betsy moved to Canberra in 2016, with her fiancé and assorted pets, and is really loving her new life here.

Dr Tom Eastman (Osteopath)

Tom graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 with a Bachelors of Osteopathic Medicine Bsc (Hons) Ost after completing a 5 year degree which involved over 1200 hours of clinical practice. After graduating Tom opened his own clinic in the South of England. As well as working in clinical practice Tom has worked in multiple gyms as well as working as a crossfit and weight lifting coach. Tom enjoys treating a wide variety of complaints and injuries and uses a range of Osteopathic techniques involving mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, joint manipulation, taping, dry needling and exercise prescription. Tom has also trained as a Pilates matwork teacher and he uses this knowledge when giving rehabilitation exercises to his patients to strengthen weakened postural muscles. In his spare time Tom enjoys Crossfit, cycling, swimming and playing golf. When not on the golf course Tom can be found walking his Kelpie up one of Canberra’s many mountains.

About the clinic

Located in Fadden, there is plenty of parking and a warm and comforting welcome awaits you.

We have a Hicaps and Eftpos machine and accept all major health funds. Please check with your fund that your policy covers you for Osteopathy.

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