After completing his studies in 2002, John migrated (like everyone else in the world) to Brisbane with excitement to introduce osteopathy and help anyone he could get his hands on. Originally working with the likes of Dr Graham Sanders in Taringa, John soon established Osteoworks to grow his practice. John then turned his attention to teaching acupuncture and massage students of the joys of Anatomy and how it is to be used in clinical practice for the Australian College of Natural Medicine.
After many years of treating injuries with a great deal of success, John decided to create another branch of Osteoworks – Health and Safety. As it is rather important to be reactive to injury, John felt there needed to be a concerted effort placed on keeping people away from his clinic through preventative measures. Osteoworks health and safety has now developed many programs which can reduce the risk of injury in the workplace and decrease the mechanical stresses on the body from work related habits and postures.
Having played many different sports, both at a high level and socially, Bec has suffered a variety of setbacks in training through various injuries, and it is through osteopathy that she has overcome many of these injuries. Bec understands the toll that training at any intensity, and the stresses of day to day living can take on one’s body and believes osteopathy holds the key to helping people reach their goals and maintain them. Bec uses a wide variety of techniques such as soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching, manipulation and myofascial release; tailoring each treatment to the individual patient.
Bec works with the patient to create an active management plan, which may involve lifestyle modification, exercise and dietary advice. In her spare time Bec enjoys keeping fit and active, travel and music.
Dr Rhyl Jenkins has joined our team in 2013 after completing her studies and placement clinical time in Melbourne. After a number of years working with Cheltenham Football Club as a senior trainer, was positioned as head trainer at the football club for 2 years. Rhyl has also completed her Fitness training and nutrition degrees on top of her Osteopathic degrees.
Rhyl joins Osteoworks excited to share her extensive experience and training with the Brisbane community and osteopaths.
After spending several years on the Queensland tennis circuit, Ryan decided to turn his hand to one of the therapies that had served him well during his playing days, Acupuncture. He began his studies at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in early 2004. By late 2006, Ryan had completed an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture and in mid 2008 finished his Bachelors Degree in Acupuncture and Certificate IV in TCM remedial massage.
Realising the efficacy acupuncture has in treating these conditions, especially when used in conjunction with other manual therapies, Ryan returned to the books. At the start of 2009, Ryan began a second Bachelors Degree, this time majoring in Musculoskeletal Therapy. At the newly named Endeavour College, this course gives the therapist advanced knowledge and hands on skills to observe, assess, and develop an effective treatment plan utilising many remedial therapy interventions. His successful progression through this course is indicative of his passion for treating such conditions.
Since his graduation Ryan has spent the majority of his time treating musculoskeletal pain and complaints. Utilising his personal understanding of many injuries and conditions, he has been able to treat each individual with knowledge and empathy. Other conditions Ryan has a specific interest in include digestive complaints, stress management, anxiety and depression, insomnia and arthritis.
Peta studied her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and has been part of the Osteoworks since 2009. An avid rollerblader, Peta enjoys treating people from all walks of life, sporting and non-sporting alike.