DR MARK PAPALLO
B.App.Sci (Osteopathy); Master of Osteopathy.
After six years of full time study at the University of Western Sydney, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy and a Masters degree in Osteopathy, Mark worked in a busy Osteopathic practice located in Peakhurst for five years commencing 2001 before moving to Queensland as a registered osteopath working in two clinics on the Gold coast.
He is registered with the Osteopaths Board of Queensland and a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association.
Mark treats all patients who present with many and varied musculoskeletal and visceral conditions, with special interests in chronic back and neck pain plus paediatrics and the elderly.
He has an infectiously happy personality and a great love for his profession, hence his continuing study and research endeavours.
Mark aims to provide treatment that is gentle, effective and most importantly safe.
DR KATRINA CHAMPION
B.App.Sci (Osteopathy); Master of Osteopathy.
With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy and a Masters degree in Osteopathy, Katrina is registered with the Osteopaths Board of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA).
She has worked in busy practices in both Sydney and on the Gold Coast over the years.
Katrina loves her chosen career, as she gets the opportunity to treat a wide variety of health conditions. She has special interests in sports injuries (and their prevention), women’s health (e.g. pre-menstrual pain and pre-natal care) and back and neck pain. Katrina aims to provide safe and effective treatments that are tailored to the individual, ensuring the best possible functioning of the body and therefore improving general health.
DR TIMOTHY HESKETH
B.App. Sc (Osteo) B.H.Sc
Growing up in Melbourne, Tim was heavily involved in sport. Through the plethora of injuries he received, he discovered osteopathy and the benefits it can have on the body. With its straight forward and logical approach, he knew that it was what he wanted to do.
Tim graduated from RMIT having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy. At the end of 2016, Tim made the move to the Gold Coast, where he joined our team.
Tim has an interest in sport related injuries, knowing the benefits of osteopathy first hand. He uses a combination of massage, resisted stretching, joint articulation and manipulation techniques to treat patients. In his spare time, Tim is actively involved in the local sporting community, playing hockey for Burleigh Hockey Club.
DR LARA GOODE
B.APP.Sci (Osteo); Master Osteopathy
Lara Goode graduated from Southern Cross University having completed a Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathy.
Lara is passionate about discussing health, wellbeing and optimal body function and its relationship with Osteopathy.
Lara uses Osteopathy to restore balance in the musculoskeletal system, and minimise the stress that can result in pain and discomfort. Lara uses predominantly massage, gentle manipulation and stretching to free restricted joints and release tight muscles, assisting the body to return to its most efficient state, minimising stress on cartilage, joints, ligaments and muscles in order to optimise the functional capacity of your body. In addition to Osteopathic techniques, Lara is qualified in dry needling which can be incorporated into Osteopathic treatment if indicated.
Lara ensures you fully understand your condition and can educate you on simple and effective management and preventative strategies that you can easily implement into your lifestyle in your home or workplace. Lara’s aim is to keep you in your training, work or sport where possible, with guidance on how to modify your exercise sessions or work duties during your management to keep you doing what you love to do.
DR ANDY McLEOD
B. Clin. Sc (Osteo); Master Osteopathy
Andy completed 5 years of study at Southern Cross University, with a Bachelor of Clinical Science majoring in Osteopathic Studies, uman Structure & Function, and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine.
Andy is a keen athlete with a passion for sports injuries and prevention, and enjoys treating recreational and elite athletics. He also loves helping those with chronic or complex conditions, from lower back pain to headaches and poor posture.
Andy has a passion for health and strongly believes in a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. He enjoyes solving the puzzle and gives priority to diagnosing the underlying cause of the patient's problem accurately. He uses a wide range of techniques tailored to each patient's individual needs, with the aim to restore optimal musculoskeletal function. He will often prescibe rehabilitation exercises, stretches or general health advice to help facilitate healing and prevent re-injury.
Dip. Remedial Massage
Yumi holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage and is a member of the AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists),and has been massaging for 10 years. She began working in a clinic for a few years before building her own massage business. Yumi has also been working at the Massage School of Queensland as a lecturer for the past 5 years for international students. Her approach for healing your body is holistic. "For me, knowing what is going on in our body is knowing ourselves. To see what we need to focus on for change to get our own balance, this leads us to keeping optimal health."
Katrina Champion & Mark Papallo - your osteopath on the Gold Coast