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Sue Broadbent, DO
Practice Principal,
Provider No 2378514X

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.

Toby Mills BappSc (ComplMed), MOsteo
Toby Mills BappSc (ComplMed), MOsteoAssociate Osteopath, Provider No 4233473T
It has always been about the body and movement for Toby…..

As an osteopath, Toby brings a diversity of knowledge and experience of the movement sciences & arts.

His interest in the osteopathy field began with training at Australia’s premier dance institution, the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts), where Toby attained a Bachelor of Dance and worked as a professional dancer, and certified clinical Pilates instructor. Toby graduated as an Osteopath in 2009 at RMIT Melbourne, with Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters in Osteopathy. More recently, Toby has undertaken intensive training with Kungfu & Qigong Master Liu Deming. Toby maintains his personal training and instructs these arts, a firm believer in ‘practicing what he preaches’. Toby endeavours to integrate all of this into his osteopathic practice.

As an osteopath, Toby aspires to develop a practice that uses the whole variety of osteopathic techniques, the osteopathic “toolbag”, according to the each patient’s presentation and preferences.

Toby is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

André Kleinbaum BAppSci MOst
André Kleinbaum BAppSci MOstAssociate Osteopath, Provider No 4878021K
André Kleinbaum is a registered osteopath with 8 years of clinical and academic experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. André graduated from Unitec, New Zealand in 2009 with a Masters of Osteopathy (Hons), and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology).

After 3 years of clinical practice in New Zealand, he moved to the UK, where he divided his time between clinical practice and lecturing on osteopathic manual techniques and developmental biology at the British School of Osteopathy in London. Since moving to Australia in 2014, he spends half his week at Southern Cross University as part of the permanent osteopathic staff, and the other half in beautiful Brunswick Heads.

André’s special interests are aiding the resolution of traumatic injuries, supporting the management of chronic and complex medical problems, and the treatment of babies and children. In his spare time he tries to surf.

André is available on Wednesdays & Fridays.

Amelia Rocco, DO
Amelia Rocco, DOAssociate Osteopath, Provider No 4488812T
Amelia has always had a passion for health and holistic approaches to healing. Drawn to Osteopathy after high school, Amelia studied her Bachelor of Applied Science in Complementary Medicine (Osteopathy) at RMIT in Melbourne and then continued on with her Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at SCU in Lismore. She has been practicing Osteopathy since 2012 and worked as a sports trainer for football clubs for 4 years whilst completing her Osteopathic studies.

Working as part of a team in well established practices with experienced Osteopaths in the Sunshine Coast, Brunswick Heads, Coffs Harbour and Busselton have advanced Amelia’s skill set to help meet an individuals needs.

Her treatment approach is tailored to the individual and she has an interest in treating children, women during pregnancy, the elderly, sinus and headache sufferers, sporting injuries and postural strains. Treatments include a variety of techniques including soft tissue therapy, myofascial techniques, dry needling, manipulation, osteopathy in the cranial field and balanced ligamentous tension technique. Treatments are enhanced with ergonomic and postural advice along with rehabilitation exercises.

She is passionate about surfing, yoga, meditation, travel, dancing and cooking for all her loved ones.

Amelia is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Emily Pepper, DO
Emily Pepper, DOAssociate Osteopath, Provider No 4149009H
Emily graduated from Victoria University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Clinical Science, and a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. Before completing her studies, Emily had a strong interest in dance, which paved the way for extensive training in Clinical Pilates. Emily worked as an Osteopath and Pilates Instructor for 6 years in Melbourne, and moved up north in 2015 to where the sun shines more than once a week!

Emily has a structural hands-on approach to treatment, using a variety of techniques including soft tissue massage, articulation, manipulation and dry needling.

Emily enjoys treating patients of all ages, she especially has an interest in providing patients with rehabilitation and strengthening programs, in order to reduce the intensity and recurrence of injuries. Emily aims to treat every patient as an individual, tailoring specific individual treatment and management plans.

Emily is available on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Ashley Easton
Ashley EastonMassage Therapist, Provider No 1453011K
Ash is a Remedial Massage Therapist and utilises assessment-based treatment to diagnose the source of the pain or injury to give the client the best possible outcomes. He uses a range of advanced muscle release techniques combined with stretching and strengthening exercises to bring the client’s body back into balance.

He also offers the remedial techniques of Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy to rejuvenate and revive the body.

Ash recently completed an Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences and Soft Tissue Therapy. The course covers six areas, Myofascial Dry needling, Kinesio Taping, Anatomy fascial trains, Neurological assessment and treatment, ONSEN Muscle energy technique and Exercise rehabilitation. The course was delivered by Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists, Neural Doctors and Soft Tissue therapists.

Ash is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Melanie Shubert
Melanie ShubertMassage Therapist, Provider No 1360443F
Melanie has been working as a massage therapist in the Northern Rivers and Brisbane for over 7 years. Currently in her final year of Osteopathic training, Melanie is passionately developing skills, expanding her knowledge and gaining valuable experience to enhance her understanding of the miraculous human body.

Combined with an interest in fitness and physical activity, her background as a Circus Coach and certificate in Fitness/ Personal Training, Melanie integrates various massage techniques with stretching and strengthening exercises to assist you with pain and injury management. Techniques include Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Cupping, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Swedish Relaxation where needed to help you find balance and restoration.

Melanie is available on Saturdays.

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