About

Spring Osteo Clinic was established in January 2010. We saw an opportunity to apply our osteopathic passion in a professional clinic that is fresh and energetic and with an approach that is easy for every body to understand.  We also recognised that complimentary disciplines would assist us and our patients so  offered massage therapy in conjunction with osteopathy.  In 2015 we decided to bring our clinical pilates in-house, offering 1:1 and 1:3 clinical pilates programs with qualified osteopaths and clinical pilates instructors.

All osteopaths at Spring are university trained allied health professionals. We are government registered and members of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Four of our osteopaths are also trained in Clinical Pilates.  Our massage therapy team each have a diploma in remedial massage/and or myotherapy and are members of their respective associations.

Mia Antonopolous Osteopath Surrey Hills - Spring Osteo ClinicDr Mia Antonopoulos
BHSc/BAppSc(Osteopathy), BAppSc(Comp Med), OA Member

Osteopath
Clinical Pilates

 

Mia believes osteopathy’s holistic approach to healthcare allows her to gain a deep understanding of your needs. Mia creates an environment where you will feel comfortable and safe, whilst feeling confident that you are receiving a high quality service. Her vast knowledge and understanding of different sports allows for an understanding of the strains that can be placed on your body and how she can assist you to overcome them.

Mia graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine).  During that time, Mia worked as an osteopath in a sports medicine hospital in India where she worked alongside orthopaedic surgeons with pre and post-operative patients for treatment and rehabilitation.  She also has three years experience as a sports trainer for football and soccer clubs.  Currently, in addition to working at Spring Osteo, Mia works with an exercise physiologist to further her knowledge of mobility exercises and she is the rowing coach for Caulfield Grammar School.

Mia’s areas of interests are sports injuries and rehabilitation, particularly rowing, running, and football injuries.  She is also interested in chronic pain recovery, rowing biomechanics (to enable rowers to reach their highest potential with the aid of osteopathic treatment) and how to use Pilates to improve mobility.

Mia is a qualified DMA Pilates instructor and will be taking 1:1 and small group pilates classes in addition to her osteopathic appointments.

Mia stays fit by running, playing football, training with an exercise physiologist and coaching rowing.

Mia is available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Emily Mason, Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor, Surrey Hills, Dr Emily Mason
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo, OA Member

Osteopath
Clinical pilates
Dry needling

 

Emily enjoys treating people of all age groups and a wide variety of conditions. She passionately demonstrates that osteopathy can treat more than you think and believes the opportunity to be involved with other health professionals and a part of the process that helps you take back control of your health is a privilege.

Emily graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy. Since that time she has worked in a number of well recognised Melbourne clinics. She also travelled to India in 2014 and 2015 to work as an osteopath at a sports medicine hospital in Mumbai. This experience allowed her to further develop her skills in pre and post-operative treatment and rehabilitation and allowed her the unique opportunity to observe orthopedic surgeries.

Emily takes great pride in assisting you to best manage your pain and restrictions by empowering you with an understanding of your condition so together you can improve your overall wellbeing.

Emily is a qualified Polestar Clinical Pilates Instructor. She has broadened her scope of treatment and is trained in Dry Needling and Cupping.

Emily enjoys regular exercise, stretching and a work life balance to take care of her body and get the most out of life.

Emily is available Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Dr Amanda Pike, Osteopath and clinical pilates Balwyn, Spring Osteo ClinicDr Amanda Pike
BSc (Clin.Sc) MHS (Osteo), OA Member

Osteopath
Clinical pilates
Dry needling

 

Amanda has been around sport, health care practitioners and injuries her whole life; so becoming an osteopath and being able to assist her patients to recover from these injuries was a natural choice for her.

Amanda is an enthusiastic osteopath who has a keen interest in sports injuries, pregnancy related pain and women’s health. Prior to becoming an osteopath, she spent four years as a trainer at various football clubs across Melbourne where she examined, diagnosed and treated many short and long-term injuries. A deeper understanding of acute injuries came through her Masters which focused on the management of swelling in acute sports injuries.

Amanda has also seen first hand the successful results that pre and post-natal women get from looking after their bodies through osteopathy whilst pregnant and in the early weeks of motherhood. She now takes a particular interest in assisting her patients through this important and special time.

Amanda is trained in dry needling and is a qualified clinical pilates instructor.  In conjunction with Kate, she runs the clinical pilates programs within the clinic.

Amanda’s vast sporting background includes gymnastics, diving, athletics and swimming.

Amanda is available Tuesday to Saturday.

Dr Josh Wood, Osteopath Balwyn | Spring Osteo ClinicDr Josh Wood
BSc (Clin.Sc) MHS (Osteo), OA Member

Osteopath

 

 

Josh’s interest in osteopathy started when he was first treated for his own sports injuries. He was attracted to the benefits osteopathy granted him and sought to impart the benefit onto others. Today, Josh likes to employ a direct approach to his treatments, he looks at his patients primary issue as well as why the injury or pain occurred. He is committed to personalising his patients’ treatments rather than providing a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Josh’s main areas of interest are sports injuries and chronic pain recovery and rehabilitation. He enjoys aiding sports players (regardless of level) to get back to the sport they enjoy and gains satisfaction seeing patients with chronic pain improve and regain the ability to perform tasks they had previously lost. Josh has a specific interest in golf biomechanics and the integration of osteopathy to help golfers of all levels to get the most out of their golf game.

Josh has two years experience treating in a supervised osteopathic clinic. He has also worked as an osteopathic intern at Victorian Police, reviewing the Academy training schedule in order to reduce the amount of injuries the recruits suffered during training.

Prior to becoming an osteopath Josh worked as a trainer for various local football clubs, giving him a thorough understanding and experience in acute sports injuries. He has also assisted in strength and conditioning programs for netballers, runners and swimmers, and aided golfers in injury rehabilitation.

Josh has a rich sports background having played hockey, swimming, basketball, athletics and volleyball. He currently plays football and golf.

Josh is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Dr Kate Foord, Osteopath and Clinical pilates Balwyn | Spring Osteo ClinicDr Kate Foord
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo

Osteopath
Clinical pilates
Dry needling

 

Kate believes that the holistic nature of osteopathy makes it a superior therapy in reducing pain and injury prevention.

Kate’s passion for osteopathy was sparked at a young age when she saw the physical benefits it can have on the body and lifestyle. Kate’s work at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, as well as her involvement as a sports trainer at the Box Hill North and Elsternwick Amateur Football Clubs has given her a particular interest in women’s health, orthopaedics and sports injury rehabilitation.

Kate has been with Spring since 2011. She was originally Spring’s sports trainer for Box Hill North FC and started treating patients as an osteopath in 2012.   Kate is trained in dry needling and is a qualified clinical pilates instructor.  In conjunction with Amanda, she runs the clinical pilates programs within the clinic.

Kate comes from a sporting background, having played many levels of competitive hockey. She also enjoys soccer and tennis.

Kate is available Saturday.

Dr Nick Harrison, Osteopath Balwyn, Spring Osteo ClinicDr Nick Harrison
BSc (ClinSc) and a MHSc (Osteo) OA Member

Osteopath

 

 

Nick is passionate about osteopathy’s principles when assisting his patients to achieve an improved level of health. He provides a holistic treatment by reviewing his patient’s direct area of pain, their whole body and their lifestyle with the aim to finding a safe and effective way to relieve, manage and prevent further pain. Nick’s specific interests are pelvic dysfunction, postural related pain and sports related injuries.

Nick has been practising osteopathy since 2006 and has been with Spring since 2010. Prior to Spring, he worked in several well-recognised clinics across Melbourne.

Nick has played sport his whole life. He has a strong football and cricket background and today is a keen runner and golfer.

Nick is available Tuesday to Saturday.

Jing Ma, Massage Therapist, Spring Osteo ClinicJing Ma
Dip Remedial Massage

Remedial and massage therapist
Dry needling

 

 

With thirty years experience as a qualified massage therapist, Jing complements the Spring team through her ability to treat acute muscle injuries as well as sooth general aches and pains. Jing first qualified in the management of medical technician in Beijing where she worked for the Medical Union for ten years. Since relocating to Australia, she completed a diploma in remedial therapy.

Jing has been with the Spring team since 2010. Her services include deep tissue and sports massage; trigger point therapy; lymphatic drainage massage and cupping. In addition she works closely with the osteopaths to achieve strong results for their mutual patients. Jing is devoted and passionate to health and well being and is continually updating her skills. For a more detailed description of our massage and remedial therapies, please see our blog article – Spring’s massages.

Jing is available Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Nick Perritt MyotherapistNick Perritt
Dip Remedial Massage, Adv Dip Myotherapy MAA Member

Myotherapist
Dry needling

 

 

After receiving soft tissue therapy for various sporting injuries, Nick saw just how rewarding it could be to help resolve someone’s chronic pain.  Nick is a myotherapist because wanted to help people to find relief from pain and regain strength and flexibility after injury.  He loves when someone who is pessimistic or defeated by their injury or chronic pain regains confidence in their body and no longer feels constrained by painful limitations. ‘I love being a part of that transformation.’ Says Nick.

Nick believes myotherapy looks beyond the symptoms to find the root cause of imbalance in your body and treats your imbalances using a wide variety of techniques. His aim is to get you pain free and strong again and not just provide a band-aid fix.

Nick studied Myotherapy at RMIT and prior to this has five years experience as a remedial massage therapist in a variety of different clinics in Australia and New Zealand. Outside of the clinic is a swimmer, surfer, spear fisherman and rock climber.  He also has a background in Rugby and Rugby League.

Something you may not know about Nick is that he lived in the Islands of Fiji for 20 months and is fluent in the Fijian language. His dream is to sail around the South Pacific while surfing, free diving and scuba diving around the coral reef coast.

Nick is available Mondays and Thursdays.

Support team

Catherine O’Donnell, Business Manager
Rhiannon Gilmour, Reception (parental leave)
Felicia Soria, Reception
Sarah Dunning, Reception