Now in her 25th year of osteopathic practice, Sue Broadbent brings her comprehensive, career-long experience and knowledge to Brunswick Heads Osteopathy. Sue was introduced to the wonderful benefits of osteopathic treatment following a whiplash injury in her 20s, suffering significant pain and disability and many weeks of ineffective treatment. A friend suggested osteopathy, and in that first session Sue experienced enormous relief from pain, producing a “light-bulb” moment of clarity as to her future career.
Sue is a 1992 graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London (previously British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy). Sue practiced on the English South Coast before relocating to Australia in 2000, practising in Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lismore. In 2010 Sue opened the current premises in Mullumbimbi Street Brunswick Heads and expanded her practice services with reception staff, massage practitioners and Associate Osteopaths, allowing the clinic to operate 6 days per week.
In 2011 and 2012 Sue was invited to join the professional staff at Southern Cross University’s Osteopathic Student Clinic as a Clinical Supervisor. She recommenced this role in Nov 2016. In addition 3rd, 4th and 5th Year Osteopathic students observe Sue in her clinical practice throughout the year as an adjunct to their clinical learning.
Sue employs a wide variety of osteopathic techniques including massage and myofascial release, trigger point therapy including dry needling, positional release and counter-strain, muscle energy technique, joint articulation, mobilisation, spinal manipulation and kinesiotaping. Sue is experienced in treating patients throughout pregnancy, and all ages from 8 to eighties.
Sue is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.