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Dr Adelaide Turner, Osteopath
Adelaide is a qualified and registered Osteopath. She has a keen interest in using both a direct and indirect approach to patient treatment and enjoys treating a variety of patient types. She has completed a month-long clinical placement at SportsMed Mumbai, India, in January 2015, which enabled her to consult with elite surgeons and treat a wide variety of patients, including pre- and post surgical patients. The ability to work collaboratively with surgeons and physiotherapists during this time has enabled Adelaide to reap the benefits of working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
She has also travelled to New Zealand to treat horse riders on the Great New Zealand Horse Trail in 2014.
Adelaide has had extensive experience in her role as medic within Victorian Community Rugby Union and Victorian Schools Rugby, which fostered a keen appreciation for assessing and treating sports-related injuries and sports medicine.
Adelaide is capable of treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and complaints such as headaches, back pain, sports injuries, joint pain and much more and is excited to be apart of the Alliance Health Clinics team.
Dr Martin Ojea, Osteopath
Prior to embarking on the manual therapy profession, Martin played soccer at sub-elite levels in Australia. His journey took him overseas to play, however following three devastating knee injuries his playing career was cut short. Whilst his dream of playing professional soccer quickly disappeared he found his calling with osteopathy. Outside the clinic, Martin remains in the fitness industry by running group fitness classes for Les Mills through Fitness First. Aside from his passion in fitness and osteopathy, Martin finds time to teach and assess future personal trainers and massage therapists for a highly regarded private institute. Martin also prides himself on keeping fit as he is a big believer in walking his talk.
As Martin has such an immense involvement in the fitness industry he has a wealth of experience with managing and treating gym injuries. He has the ability to redesign gym programs to keep his clientele continuing to pursue their health goals without missing precious time away from the gym, despite having niggling injuries.
Martin also has a firm interest in treating headaches, sports and gym injuries.When Martin was young, an unfortunate condition left him legally blind in his right eye and with thumping, chronic headaches. Whilst most would see this as ill-fortune, Martin has gained a sincere understanding and compassion for those that unfortunately share his experience of almost daily headaches. His personal experience has driven him to undertake many courses on this particular condition to aid those who seek relief.
As mentioned previously, Martin played at high standards of soccer both within Australia and overseas. It was a career which led him down the road of many injuries and even major operations. His firsthand experience of being an injured athlete, struggling with the desire to play whilst being on the sidelines gives him the ability to understand your urgency to get back on the field. Studying and always researching the best rehabilitation/management methods available to get athletes and weekend warriors back on the field safely and quickly is a major priority for the young Osteopath.
Dr Lachlan Cossens, Osteopath
Lachlan completed his five year Masters degree at Victoria University. During this time he completed an internship at an Orthopaedic hospital in Mumbai where he worked in a collaborative team composed of orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists and physiotherapists to provide the best possible care for the patients. Lachlan was also responsible for assisting the first years during their clinical skills class.
He has a keen interest in many sports, having competed at open nationals for swimming along with being a self-proclaimed golf 'hack' despite being an enthusiast. He has worked with football clubs as a sports trainer where he provided management and rehabilitation for a variety of injuries/complaints.
Lachlan has a strong belief in providing the patient with the tools and knowledge to be able to manage their complaint. He believes that there is a wide scope of factors that contribute to a patients complaint and sees the Osteopaths roles as identifying and modifying these factors.
Lachlan is available for appointments Monday 2pm-7pm, Thursday 2pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-12pm
Dr Marnie Norfolk (BSc MHS (Osteo) Grad Cert Tert Ed Grad Cert Paeds)
is a registered Osteopath. She obtained her Osteopathic qualification from Victoria University in Mebourne in 2001. This included a Masters project on rehabilitation of ankle sprains in football. Marnie has a keen interest in injuries in the limbs e.g. ankle, knee, shoulder and wrist. Work experience has been gained in hospitals both in Australia and overseas.
Marnie has been involved in teaching and workshops for Sports Medicine Australia, RMIT and Victoria University. Marnie now teaches with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF) and enjoys incorporating techniques from Osteopathy in the cranial field in her treatments. In 2008 Marnie completed a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education to compliment her teaching work and in 2011 she completed her Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics for Neonates for Manual Therapists to complement her special interest in working with babies and children.
Dr Craig Russell B.Osteo.Sci./B.App.Sci (Clin.Sci.)
is a fully registered Osteopath and a member of Osteopathy Australia (OA). He graduated from RMIT in 1999, and currently works in 3 practices across Melbourne (Prahran, Mitcham and Greensborough). After gaining valuable experience in a mentoring role with the late Osteopath Jiri Benes, Craig now has a special interest in manipulative treatment of biomechanical problems, such as postural and sports injuries. In the sporting field, Craig now Osteopathically manages some of Australia’s top athletes – including cyclists, equestrian, athletics and AFL umpires.
Most recently Craig has had the enjoyable experience of placement in a Sports Medicine hospital in Mumbai, India - working in a collaborative approach alongside a medical team (including surgeons and physiotherapists) in both a mentoring and clinical capacity. Craig has also lectured at Victoria University and RMIT in the Osteopathic undergraduate program.
Craig enjoys spending time with his family, and can also be found supporting various sporting teams in Melbourne.