Osteopaths are government registered practitioners, with a minimum of 4 years full time training. Osteopaths are primary care practitioners, which means you do not need a referral from a GP, as osteopaths are trained to determine if you will benefit from osteopathic treatment, or whether you need to be referred on. They can also refer you for any necessary x-rays or scans.
Osteopaths are a qualified and integral part of the Australian health care system. They work alongside GP’s, obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, lactation consultants and other health care professionals. This ensures that each person treated at our osteopathic clinic is provided with the most effective and appropriate treatment plan and care.
They are members of Osteopathy Australia. OA promotes osteopathic awareness, education and provides protection for the public, by only admitting osteopaths with approved levels of clinical training as members.Every member must complete a minimum of 25 hours continuing professional development per year, to ensure their knowledge remains current and up to date.
Trained in all areas of osteopathy and each has their own unique area of interest and focus.
Our osteopaths are fully committed to continued professional development and education and keep up-to-date with the latest clinical techniques and research. This consists of a broad range of seminars and formal training courses.
Meet the team
Dr Sharon FranklinOsteopath
Sharon is a British trained Osteopath, who treats the whole family. Her focus is on mums and bubs. Sharon has been keeping women comfortable during their pregnancy and caring for babies and children since 1995.
Sharon’s entire focus is the individual patient. Listening to and HEARING their concerns, their past struggles with pain and what they want from the treatment. Sharon then formulates a treatment plan to meet those objectives. This includes working closely with other health professionals if she feels this is what they need.
Sharon believes osteopathy provides not only pain relief, but a path to wellness and a better quality of life, especially for children.Sharon spent a year working at the world renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. She saw children with asthma, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, sleeplessness, behavioural problems, colic and glue ear.
Sharon uses a combination of muscle work, spinal articulation, fascial release and cranial osteopathy. Her passion for cranial osteopathy was ignited when one of her tutors at the British School of Osteopathy in London treated her when she had a severe migraine. “I was due to sit an exam that day but the head pain and nausea were overwhelming. I usually had to go to bed and sleep it off. The pain started to lessen during the treatment, and within an hour I felt well enough to sit the exam. I was blown away and have spent the 24 years since that day furthering my knowledge and skills in cranial osteopathy”.
Sharon’s other passions are TONGUE TIE, SLEEP ISSUES in kids, and BREATHING DYSFUNCTION Over the years she has seen how the way you breathe can impact your health, how it can cause neck pain and headaches and how powerful breathing exercises can be in helping adults and kids to manage anxiety. This has led her to complete a number of post-graduate courses in breathing physiology, assessment and re-training.
Sharon has also completed numerous courses in the assessment and management of tongue tie in babies and sleep disordered breathing in kids.
Sharon graduated from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in London in 1995. She undertook a 4 Year Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Osteopathy. This included over 2,000 hours of hands on clinical training, assessing and treating patients under the supervision of experienced osteopaths. She has completed intensive post-graduate courses in paediatrics, pregnancy and post-natal osteopathic care and cranial osteopathy. She has also studied embryology, ergonomics and workplace assessment, repetitive strain injury, breathing dysfunction, tongue tie and sleep -disordered breathing.
Sharon was a member of the Osteopathy Australia NSW State Council for 2 years, assisting with the continuing Professional Development Program for the Osteopathic Profession. She was also part of the Assistant Tutor program for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Emma BerryOsteopath
Emma is a Melbourne trained osteopath who grew up in the beautiful Yarra Valley. She moved to Sydney’s northern beaches in 2015 and instantly fell in love with the beach lifestyle.
Emma is passionate about treating women’s health, pregnancy & postpartum related complaints, pelvic pain, headaches, jaw problems and chronic pain. Having lived with chronic pain for many years herself, this is an area that she is particularly passionate about as she understands the enormous impact that a chronic health condition can have on multiple aspects of one’s life.
Emma strives to provide holistic, nurturing and quality healthcare to all individuals. Being extremely passionate about all things women’s health, she is a firm believer that ‘knowledge is power’ and aims to do this through educating, supporting and empowering women to respect and better understand their bodies.
Experienced, caring and a respectful osteopath, Emma is passionate about educating her patients, as she believes that it plays a big role in empowering people to optimize their own health and make positive lifestyle choices. She is a good communicator who makes herself readily available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Emma places strong value on the importance of giving every patient the encouragement and support they need to thrive, reach their goals and take ownership of their wellbeing. This patient – centred approach is very important to her and Emma aims to make everyone feel that they are heard, acknowledged and supported throughout their healthcare journey.
Having worked within different multidisciplinary clinics, Emma has a long history of working closely alongside physiotherapists and podiatrists, which has allowed her to develop a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation and management of injuries. She has also worked as an osteopath in an Indian hospital where she was very fortunate to observe multiple orthopaedic surgeries for a varying range of conditions.
Emma has undertaken further courses that involve management of pelvic & peroneal pain, pregnancy & post-partum, TMJ & migraines, chronic pain, examination & treatment of running injuries and trigger point dry needling.
Dr Kate SpillerOsteopath
Kate originally began studying Osteopathy in 1999. At the time, she was a competitive Cross- Country skier and was receiving Osteopathic treatment herself during training and racing. From her experience of receiving Osteopathic treatment Kate realised the benefits of such treatments, especially for athletes.
Kate completed her 5year double degree at RMIT University(Bachelor of Applied Clinical Science/Bachelor of Osteopathic Science) and graduated in 2003.From here, Kate worked in a clinic in Port Macquarie, and then Overseas in bothIreland and New Zealand.
Whilst in New Zealand she workedin a Children’s Osteopathic Clinic. Kate found the experience of working with children most rewarding and turned herfocus to paediatrics. Shedeveloped a love for treating children and infants, and began to specialise,developing her skills and gainingexperience in this field.
In 2007, Kate moved to the Northern beaches and begun work as a Clinician at the University of Western Sydney, teaching 4thand 5thYear Osteopathic students as well as examining and assessing final year Osteopathic students.
Whilst working at the University Katealsoworked at several clinics throughout Sydney,she foundthe professionalism and atmosphere of the NSOClinic to be the most rewarding. She really enjoyed and benefitted fromthe experience ofworkingalongside Dr Sharon Franklin. The NSO Clinic eventually became her sole workplace.
Along with a focus on Paediatrics, Kate has also experienced a great deal of successand enjoymenttreating women through their pregnancyand postpartumand continues to work in this area.
She has continued to further develop her skills by completing postgraduate courses in Paediatric Osteopathy,Cranial Osteopathy, Balance Ligamentous Tension, Biodynamics, and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.Kate is also qualified to assess and fit patients with Proprioceptive Insoles, having completed the appropriate training course withProprioceptive Australia Pty Ltd.
Over that time Kate has become a mother of two, and with the knowledge that comes through experience, and Post Graduate Study,she continues to offer Osteopathic care to the whole family in a relaxed and caring environment.
Dr Laura JenningsOsteopath
Laura is a passionate, caring Osteopath, graduating from Victoria University in Melbourne in 2009. Since then she has worked at some renowned clinics in Melbourne, working with a diverse range of patients.
Laura has completed extensive clinical pilates courses through Polestar Pilates Australia and Dance Medicine Australia and has been teaching clinical pilates classes along side her osteopathy treatments for 9years.
Laura is particularly passionate about pre and post natal health, in particular helping women recover and rebuild post natally. During her masters study she completed a thesis involving the measurement of transversus abdominjs (core muscle) using real time ultrasound. This passion has only strengthened since the birth or her two daughters.
Laura had completed further study into specific courses on Pregnancy, sports injury rehab and running biomechanics
Laura was an elite school swimmer and then has since competed in triathalons and half marathons and she loved being involved in the management of athletes of all abilities- especially weekend warriors!
Laura looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health goals.