Our Practice

Our Practice

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.

Our Remedial Massage Therapist offers a range of treatments in Remedial, Sports, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, and Reiki.

Meet the team

  • Dr Sharon Franklin

    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 has run successful practices in the UK, NZ and Australia. She founded NSO in 2003 and has built a team of equally caring osteopaths, dedicated to excellence in osteopathic care.

    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’s Training

    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.

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  • Dr Emma Beryy
    Dr Emma Berry

    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 Berry is passionate about treating women’s health complaints, pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, neck pain, headaches, jaw problems, rib pain and pregnancy & postpartum complaints. Having lived with chronic pelvic 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. Emma is dedicated to supporting and caring for women throughout their pregnancy journey and postpartum years as they adapt to their new lifestyle.

    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.

    Emma has undertaken further courses that involve management of pelvic & perineum pain, incontinence, painful intercourse, dysmenorrhea, pregnancy & postpartum complaints, labour and birth preparation and chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis/adenomyosis, TMJ issues & migraines, chronic pain and running related injuries.

    Emma is a one of only a handful of osteopaths in Australia who has completed advanced training in Pelvic Floor assessment and treatment (this includes internal examination if indicated).

    Emma loves educating, supporting and empowering women to respect and better understand their bodies. She places great importance on educating patients on self management strategies to complement her osteopathic treatment.

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  • Dr Zeinah Keen

    Osteopathy is Zeinah’s passion. Her interest in the human body and complementary medicine, stems back to her early career as a nurse where she practiced reflexology on patients during night shifts. Her patients slept better, required less analgesia and were less anxious. This led her on a major inquiry about the human body, anatomy, physiology, pathology and how and why touch can help accelerate someone to heal.

    Zeinah studied Osteopathy for 4 years at the College of Osteopaths in London, completing her final and 5th year at Oxford Brooks University in 2007.

    Zeinah has worked as an Associate in Australia and the UK before establishing her own successful practice on the Northern Beaches for 10 years. Her approach first and foremost is listening to her patients. The case history and story that brings people into the clinics provides an enormous amount of information even before she puts her hands on anyone. She utilises numerous Osteopathic techniques, some favourites being myofascial release, trigger point dry needling and indirect functional adjustments. Zeinah is also a qualified Yoga teacher and will, if appropriate, use yoga therapy techniques within her treatment plans.

    Zeinah has a wealth of knowledge in the health care sector. Until recently Zeinah was working for Cancer Council, NSW, helping to develop and establish a new role at the RNSH, to increase the uptake of cancer support services to people affected by cancer. Zeinah is passionate about equity in health care and patient advocacy and these days enjoys parallel careers as an Osteopath and Case Manager for NSW Health.

    Zeinah has a special interest in Aged Care, Palliative Care, Men’s health, and Pain, including acute, subacute, and chronic. Zeinah treats people in all age groups, from newborn to those living their golden years. Zeinah states that ‘It’s always an honour and privilege to be trusted to help facilitate a body to heal or provide a level of comfort to help someone live their best life’.

    Zeinah is available for consultation and treatments on Mondays.

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  • Dr Laura Jennings

    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 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 alongside her osteopathy treatments for 12 years.

    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 three children.

    Laura has completed a pelvic health course that further allows her to support women with pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. She is now offering assessment and treatment both internal and external of pelvic floor concerns.

    Common conditions that can be improved by pelvic floor treatment include;

    – Bladder incontinence or urgency
    – Chronic pelvic, coccyx, hip, low back or perineal pain
    – Endometriosis, adenomyosis, interstitial cystitis
    – Caesarean and perineal scar tissue pain or restriction
    – Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
    – Painful periods
    – Pudendal neuralgia
    – Vulvodynia & vaginismus
    – Postpartum check-up and prolapse management

    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 triathlons 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.

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  • Dr Kate Spiller

    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.

    She became passionate about Osteopathy and decided to embark on a career in that field.

    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.

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  • Elysia Fera
    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Elysia is a Remedial Massage Therapist offering a range of treatments in Remedial, Sports, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, and Reiki.

    Elysia has been living on the Northern Beaches her whole life and has been lucky enough to be surrounded by such a variety of natural environments. Being outdoors and exploring nature is always a priority for maintaining a good balance of wellness in life. She took the leap and transitioned into the health and wellness industry after going on her own challenging health journey living with chronic pain. This led her to see how transformational massage can be at a time when the body and soul need healing.

    Through massage Elysia’s aim is to intuitively assist the body to heal itself, to work with the client on pain management and improve mobility, while ensuring the body reaches a deep level of relaxation for optimum recovery.

    Being able to assist you on your health and wellness journey is something that she finds very rewarding. Elysia is looking forward to working together to create a treatment plan that will not only work in with your lifestyle but will also have you enjoying a better quality of daily living.

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