MEET OUR TEAM

Claire Burns

Claire’s interest in osteopathy was sparked by a curiosity and wonder about the workings of the human body. She particularly identifies with the holistic way in which osteopathy works to restore the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

Treating people of all ages from newborn babies to older people, Claire has expanded her expertise to cover many areas of clinical knowledge. Treatment of chronic pain conditions is of particular interest for Claire, and through a number of courses she has supplemented her knowledge of current research and techniques for addressing chronic pain. Claire has also undertaken courses in clinical pilates and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, both of which she employs in practice.

When she’s not in the clinic, Claire is kept busy by her two young sons and enjoys the outdoors, good company and a good book.

Fiona Spring

Fiona has an extensive sporting history, having swum competitively as a child, and competed in gymnastics at the elite level. She spent many years rock climbing and downhill skiing, but now focuses on cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing. Various sporting injuries led to an interest in manual medicine, and Osteopathy’s goal of helping the body express its inherent self-healing mechanisms really appealed to her.

Fiona enjoys treating people of all ages, and uses a wide variety of techniques, both direct and indirect. She has completed a number of post-graduate courses in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, including three courses run by the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, and Phases 1 to 5 and Treatment of Children 1 and 2 in Biodynamic Osteopathy. Areas of interest include headaches and migraines, shoulder and knee problems, pre and post-natal issues, and post-surgical recovery (Osteopathy may be of great help in facilitating lymphatic drainage and tissue healing). She particularly loves helping people who have tried everything else but just haven’t been able to get relief for their complaint.

When not running around after her three young boys, she enjoys gardening, reading and cooking.

Nicole Cukierman

Nicole’s interest in the health profession was sparked at a young age witnessing family members suffering from various medical professions and injuries. She was inspired to study Osteopathy because of its holistic approach and subsequently completed her five years combined Bachelor and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University. She is passionate about promoting health and wellbeing, and helping people to live life to the full.

Whilst Nicole enjoys treating a wide variety of patients, she has a particular interest in working with children, the elderly and individuals with special needs. Nicole has completed extra courses in the Osteopathic treatment and management of children and her work as a disability support worker while studying has provided valuable experience with special needs patients.

Nicole has experience managing acute and repetitive strain injuries through her work as a sports trainer and aims to return individuals to good health and back playing their chosen sporting activity as soon as possible. She embraces every patient as an individual and selects a combination of appropriate direct and indirect treatment techniques to restore optimal health.

Outside of work, Nicole plays competitive tennis and netball and enjoys cooking, travelling and volunteering.