Master of Osteopathy, Bachelor of Applied Science, Diploma of Health Science
former Qld AHPRA OBA director, former Osteopathy Australia National President
I listen, observe and interpret well.
Patricia has successfully helped thousands of patients for many ailments, spanning neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, joint pain, headaches, sports injuries, chronic pain, acute pain, complex pain, and much more. She provides quality health care and service due to her broad experience, honed hands-on skills, her dedication to ongoing cross-professional education, and her great communication. Patricia is one of the best, most professionally-experienced osteopaths on the Sunshine Coast, and in Queensland.
Patricia is adept at different approaches, adapting to the individual needs of her patients. For example, if a patient is someone who doesn’t like (or would not benefit from) spine or joint manipulation, then she won’t manipulate them. When manipulation is an appropriate technique for a patient, Patricia is excellent at doing those manipulative techniques in all areas, not limited to the spine. Not all manipulation approaches are the same between professions. Her patients often remark how different it feels to have specific preparation and techniques to make the manipulation easier, gentler and more comfortable. Patricia is also very good at gentle non-manipulative techniques, for those who are sensitive. Her treatments can be very active – including strong techniques and exercise-based, or very quiet, depending on what is required for the best therapeutic effect.
Patricia generally treats people aged 12 and above, but will treat simple musculoskeletal issues such as sports injuries, for younger school aged children. Anyone who can ascend stairs can benefit from her treatment at her clinic at Peregian Beach. Her treatments may include sports-taping, dry-needling, exercise-prescription and ultrasound therapy, amongst other highly-skilled soft tissue techniques. She also offers Radial shockwave therapy to some patients.
Patricia was part of sports-medicine teams (part of the original health team at Sydney West Sports Medicine). She worked as a clinical supervisor of final year Australian university students at SportsMed orthopaedic surgery hospital in Mumbai. She was part of multi-disciplinary allied health and natural therapy teams in Sydney, Bowral and Caloundra. In 2016 she was a volunteer with Hope for Health in Arnhem Land as part of an indigenous health initiative. She also worked at Australia’s premier 5 star private gyms and medical spa . Her treatment experience spans world-famous elite sporting figures and teams, actors, business leaders, professional golfers, artists, cyclists, soccer players, cricketers, ninety-something dynamos, pregnant people, hairdressers, dancers, tradies, students and many more.
From 2012 to 2021 Patricia had roles in supporting her profession, ensuring her profession advanced its own standards, and in protecting the public. It was her privilege to serve in roles as Director, and National President of Osteopathy Australia (peak professional body) and, later, as a Director appointed by the Federal Minister for Health to the Osteopathy Board of Australia to work with her colleagues to enact the National Law for health professionals, and adapt AHPRA’s procedures to ensure it continued to grow and meet public expectations for professional conduct and safety.
Patricia wrote a distance education course in biomechanics and kinesiology, and also taught for the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. She taught physical examination techniques, anatomy and physiology and remedial massage.
Patricia is qualified to refer for for X-rays, MRI’s and imaging should they be required.