Sarah first discovered Osteopathy in secondary school after receiving treatment herself, for posture-related neck and back pain. This began her interest in the profession and led her to complete the Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy at Victoria University.
Since graduating, Sarah has gone on to complete further studies in pregnancy, women’s health, breastfeeding conditions, and paediatric osteopathy.
She has a particular interest in treating pre- and post-natal women and enjoys treating women through their entire journey: prental care, during the pregnancy (especially pelvic pain and lower back pain), and post partum (including the assessment and rehabilitation of pelvic floor, abdominal separation, and core strength). She loves helping them get back to feeling their optimal selves after giving birth, and empowering them in this new chapter of their life.
Sarah has undertaken further study in the use of Therapeutic Ultrasound, which she uses here at Total Balance to treat breastfeeding conditions such as mastitis, blocked ducts and engorgement. Sarah is very passionate about the incredible response we get from this form of treatment, as well as gentle, hands-on treatments to ease the pain and discomfort associated with these breastfeeding conditions.
Whilst studying, Sarah worked as a sports trainer at Cheltenham Football Club. It was here that she developed a specific interest in the management and prevention of common sporting injuries, through osteopathic treatment. She has completed further studies in dry needling, which she finds very beneficial in treating acute and chronic sporting injuries.
When she isn’t at work Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, keeping active, and planning her next holiday!