Betty is an experienced Osteopath with a wide range of clinical skills. She uses an artful combination of direct and gentle techniques in her hands-on approach. While she treats all types of people in her practice, Betty specialises in Women’s Health and perinatal issues, dance injuries, chronic pain management and headaches. She sees the patient as a whole person — body, mind and spirit. She aims to help her patients understand a specific diagnosis and its effect on the person as a whole, through the relationships of biomechanics, body systems and more.
Betty graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Bioscience and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Western Sydney in 2003. She has completed numerous postgraduate short courses over the years, with a special focus on the Biodynamic Cranial approach to Osteopathy. In 2015, she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomy from the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University.
For 15 years, she worked at the well-regarded Sydney clinic, Balmain Osteopaths, where she treated a diverse range of patients from elite physical and musical performers to office workers, children and the elderly. She relocated to Armidale and worked in a rural clinic and has recently settled here in the Northern Rivers. Her involvement in the arts, the community sector and creative practices forms a large part part of her philosophy about health, as well as her relationship to Nature and a commitment to Trauma-Informed care.
She is competent in acute pain management as well as helping people to dig deeper to find a profound experience of healing and integration.