Clinic Address: 336 Milleara Rd, Avondale Heights VIC 3034
Melway Ref: 27 D4
We are Diagonally Opposite the Avondale Heights Police Station and Petrol station
Parking: Parking at Rear, or walk from St Raphael Street.
Public transport: Opposite bus stop 406
Other Facilities include disabled ramp access and disabled toilet
Clinic Opening Hours
|Monday||9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am – 2:00 pm|
We service people from neighbouring suburbs.
- Airport West
- Ascot Vale
- Keilor East
- Keilor Park
- Moonee Ponds
- St Albans
For all Osteopathic enquiries and appointments contact the clinic on (03) 9337 8737.
Payment is due at the time of your consultation, including Workcover and TAC patients.
We accept cash, eftpos, visa, mastercard and bankcard.
Dr Rosemarie Tomolo
“B. App.Sci (Clin.Sci.) M.H.S. (Osteo) GradCertNeonatal & Infant PaedMan”
Rosemarie is a qualified Osteopath who has a background in sports injuries, especially football injuries, having worked as a head trainer for 6 years. She has also completed a pilates / core stabilisation course which she finds is essential in achieving patients long term recovery.
Alongside Osteopathy, Rosemarie has completed her masters and having lectured part time for 7 years at Victoria University supervising Osteopathic students as they examine, diagnose and treat patients, she has learnt what is important in a graduating osteopath to join the NWOC team. She has previously lectured in anatomy, physiology and clinical examination at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Rosemarie has completed a further course in Obstetrics and Paediatrics in 2012. Since having children of her own, she has been able to really combine her own background with medical knowledge in this field. Her goal is to educate her patients especially mothers and parents so they may understand their infant/child’s condition, and empower them with the knowledge of home based techniques and management strategies to give their baby the best possible start to life.
As a member of the local community, Rosemarie is an active member of the local gym, dancing, mixed netball team and participates in boxing, Yoga and cycling. She has a keen interest in sports injuries, dance injuries, postural problems, pregnancy related issues, cranial techniques and reaching optimal health and well being.
Dr Julia McManus
“B. App.Sci (Clin.Sci.) M.H.S. (Osteo)”
Julia is also a qualified Osteopath who has a keen interest in rehabilitation and injury prevention having completed further study in clinical pilates. Julia uses this on her patients through educating them on strengthening their core muscles to help with conditions such as postural problems, reoccurring sports injuries and repetitive strains.
Julia has completed her Masters of Osteopathy with a keen interest in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Julia has a gentle and holistic approach to the care and management of her patients, as she thrives on observing them become pain free and return to activities they haven’t been able to do.
Julia’s areas of interest and experience include Teenage injuries, pregnancy, sports injuries, postural complaints and Clinical Pilates.
Dr Amy Lawton
“B. App. Sci (Cli.Sci.) M.H.S” (Osteo)
Amy has a special interest in treating dancers and performers and is knowledgeable in training and rehabilitation in this area after many years of being a competitive dancer herself.
Another important area of interest to Amy is in treatment of the elderly aiming to provide them with musculoskeletal care as well as aid them in areas such as balance and “Falls Prevention” to avoid common injuries for this age group. The primary health care role of an osteopath is important to Amy who takes a holistic approach to her treatment emphasising overall wellbeing and its importance in recovering from all conditions and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Amy offers a range of treatment styles to suit all patients and needs and is also qualified in dry needling techniques. Amy takes a keen interest in treating geriatrics, tradesman and work-related injury and dry needling.
Marie-Adele De Luca
Marie-Adele is currently in her final year of study at RMIT University and will be a qualified Osteopath at the completion of 2018.
As an intern with North Western Osteopathic Clinic, Marie-Adele aims to continue to enhance her knowledge, skills and work practices to enable her to undertake safe, competent practice of Osteopathy upon graduation, with a keen interest for further education and research upon completion of her Osteopathic degree.
Marie-Adele has special interests in treating patients with chronic pain including biomechanical and structural causes of long term injuries, workplace ergonomics and sports injuries especially through monitoring and empowering patients in their rehabilitation.
Marie-Adele has enjoyed working as a qualified sports trainer in the Essendon District Football League and as a valued employee of the East Keilor Leisure Centre. As a member of the local community and with a keen interest in being physically active, Marie-Adele will often be found at the local gym or tennis courts, participating in Pilates, walking her dogs around the river and during the winter months will often be found on the slopes of several ski resorts.
Michael is an experienced practitioner from Ireland with extra qualifications such as Reflexology, mainly working as a Remedial Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist. Michael has recently joined North Western Osteopathic Clinic.
Massage can provide pain relief from various musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, headaches, poor posture, overuse injuries and strain injuries including sports injuries and pregnancy related problems.
Acupuncture is a complex medical system used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well being. It is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles in specific points of the body to relieve pain for therapeutic purposes. it can be beneficial in treating a wide variety of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual problems.
Michael is always interested in getting to the bottom of an issue and finding out what the underlying causes of illness are, whether they be psychological, emotional or spiritual. In most cases Michael sees, when there is a physical dysfunction, there is an underlying emotional imbalance related to a particular organ function in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Discovering these imbalances and treating them are what Michael enjoys the most.
Michael’s Website: http://melbourneacupuncturecentre.com.au/
“B.H.Sc (pod) M.APodA. ”
Rachael completed her degree in Wellington, New Zealand in 2001. In the thirteen years since graduating, she has worked in a variety of clinical situations including community clinics, hospitals and private clinics in New Zealand, London and Melbourne.
As a podiatrist, Rachael treats not only foot related conditions such as ingrown toenails, papillomas (warts) and callus/corns, but also acute and chronic leg injuries such as achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Rachael enjoys all aspects of her profession but has keen interest in Diabetic foot health care and biomechanics. She believes in education to improve foot health and shares her knowledge with every one of her patients to help them understand the cause, prevention and treatment of their condition
Rachael has been working alongside the team for the last 6 years. She has added her valuable experience to the broad knowledge base held by all practitioners of the clinic to give the best care to all North Western Osteopathic Clinic patients.
Rachael takes a keen interest in treating paediatrics and children, diabetes-related feet issues, and the older population as a whole.
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Meet the rest of our team. From left to right, our Clinic Manager, Leanne and Reception staff Rita and Nicholas
We are a highly motivated and passionate team who will endeavour to fill patient’s requirements for all appointments.
Osteopathic/Pilates/Dry Needling Consultation Fees*
Initial 45 minute Consultation:
$90 (Concession $85)
Remedial Massage Consultation Fees
60 minute Consultation:
$95 (Concession $90)
Acupuncture Consultation Fees
60 minute Consultation:
$95 (Concession $90)
* As at April 2018
* Children, full time students, health care card – Please present card when paying for your appointment
* We do treat Work Cover, TAC, Department of Veteran Affairs and EPC patients. We charge a gap payment for these third parties.
* We offer you the Hicaps facility and EPC Claiming which means you can receive your private health cover or Medicare rebate on the spot.
We have a 24 hours notice of cancellation of appointments otherwise charges may apply.
Your First Treatment
When initially arriving at the clinic you will be asked to complete a simple personal information form. In the consultation that follows a full case history will be taken by your Osteopath.
During the appointment your Osteopath will perform a comprehensive examination using a standard medical approach and orthopaedic testing to diagnose your condition.
Osteopaths utilise hands on techniques as the basis of treatment, including soft tissue techniques, stretching, articulation of joints, joint manipulations, trigger point treatment and myofascial treatment.
Advice will also be provided to assist the ongoing management of your condition. This may include stretching and strengthening exercises, ergonomic advice, and suggestions for better management for your personal, individual lifestyle.
At NWOC you will never feel rushed. We ensure ample time is provided to assess and treat all areas which may be contributing to your condition
Hicaps – Rebates on Private Health Cover
We offer you the Hicaps facility which means you can receive your private health cover rebate on the spot.
You may need to check with your health fund to ensure they participate in the HICAPS service.