ABOUT US

At Live Well Osteopathy we endeavour to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere whilst providing excellence in health care.
We believe in living a full and balanced life and aim to share this outlook with every person we see. We are passionate about
osteopathy and believe there is no limit to what it can do! Live Well Osteopathy is conveniently located on the corner of
Caroline Springs Boulevard & Commercial Road, where off-street parking is available.

All our osteopaths are insured and registered with the Osteopathic Registration Board of Victoria, and are members of
Osteopathy Australia. Osteopaths are health professionals with a five year university education.
They are primary health care providers qualified to assess and diagnose your health concerns.

Live Well Osteopathy is open
Monday - Thursday | 8AM to 8PM
Friday | 8AM to 5PM
Saturday | 8AM to 1PM


Our appointments are approximately 30-45 minutes in duration, depending on complexity. Our after-hours appointments
book up fast, so don't delay and book today! If you can't find an appointment that may suit you online, please call or email us
to be put on our cancellation list. Appointments missed or cancelled without 24 hours notice incur a $30 cancellation fee.
We services the areas of Caroline Springs, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham, Delahey, Deer Park, Burnside, Burnside heights, Cairnlea,
Hillside, Keilor Downs, St Albans, Kealba, Plumpton, Melton, Taylors Hill, Kings Park, Albanvale, Derrimut, Ardeer, Rockbank.

WHY OSTEOPATHY?

What makes osteopaths unique is that we address the body as a whole. Whilst you may only experience pain in one area, an osteopath
will look globally to not only address the ailment, but also work towards preventing further injury through poor body balance.


We do not believe in unnecessary ongoing treatments. Our aim is to get you feeling right again as quickly as possible and equip you with the tools you need to avoid reoccurrence.
Many conditions may take only a few treatments whilst some chronic cases may require a long term management plan specific to the condition, which your osteopath will detail to you.


We will work with doctors, other health professionals or trainer to optimise treatment outcomes. As Osteopaths, we are required to keep our knowledge and skills up to date with mandatory continued professional development and as a result most up to date research and the best possible care for you!


At Live Well Osteopathy we use many techniques to tailor an appropriate treatment for you.

These techniques include but are not limited to massage, manipulation, mobilisation, dry needling, myofascial & functional technique.





WHAT TO EXPECT

At Live Well Osteopathy, we strive to deliver personalised care for every patient. We do accept Worksafe and Transport Accidents Commission (TAC) patients, but do not bulk bill.
All consultation fees must be paid for at the time of appointment. You can then send your invoice to your insurer for reimbursement. Please note that depending on your insurer, there may be a small gap fee. Please contact our staff for more information.

We do accept patients with a CDM/EPC referral from their GPs, however we unfortunately do not bulk bill. All consultations must be paid for in full on the day of your appointment. We can then arrange reimbursement from Medicare with the use of your Medicare card and an EPTPOS card.
There will be a small gap fee. Please speak to our staff for more information.

We do accept patients with department of veteran's affairs (DVA) benefits, with a referral from your GP and a gold card. We can directly bulk bill these payments. For any questions regarding this please contact our staff before booking.

  • To do this we use a variety of techniques including massage, manipulation, dry needling, mobilisation and myofascial technique. We also give advice on suitable exercise and rehabilitation protocols to get you back to feeling great and staying that way.

  • You should allow approximately 30-45 minutes for you consultation. On your first consultation you will be asked to fill out a basic medical questionnaire. Arriving 5-10 minutes early for your appointment to fill out this paperwork means your osteopath has more time to look after you.

  • To get the most from your treatment, wear comfortable loose fitting clothing & bring along any x-rays or scans you may have that you think may be associated to your complaint.

  • After your consultation, avoid any strenuous activity and keep hydrated to ensure an optimal outcome.


    Initial Consult
    $95
    Any subsequent appointment
    $80
    Long Consult
    *(subject to approval)
    .
    $140

OUR PRACTITIONERS


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DR. KAROLINA KOWALCZYK
Bachelor Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Master of Osteopathy
Member, Osteopathy Australia

Karolina first was introduced to osteopathy in her high school years after suffering with back pain. Its holistic approach to the body and health resonated with her, and from there her passion for osteopathy began. Growing up in the western suburbs, Karolina loves her community and is passionate about improving health and wellbeing for the local people.
Karolina has a special interest in osteopathy for pregnancy, female health and occupational injuries.

Karolina has a strong following amongst the greater Polish community and can speak the language fluently. This has enabled Karolina to establish a great referral network from local GP's and other allied health practitioners making use of her multilingual background.

Karolina enjoys keeping fit and active. She attends boot camp regularly, but also enjoys running with her dog, Bobby. During her time away from the clinic, Karolina participates actively in community fund raising events (such as the Melbourne Marathon and Run for the Kids). Karolina is also known to enjoy a good coffee!

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DR. GAYAN AMARAWARDENA
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Master of Osteopathy
Member, Osteopathy Australia

Gayan entered his Osteopathic studies at RMIT from a background in the health sciences, majoring in pharmacology. Gayan believes it was the holistic approach to treatment that really attracted him to osteopathy. Having such a strong history treating and managing sporting injuries, Gayan knows only too well how complex some conditions can be. Osteopathy offered him a thorough understanding of the working relationship between different structures and tissues within the body.

Gayan continues to hold a special interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation, and is passionate about optimal nutrition to enhance physical performance.
Gayan leads by example, and regularly attends the gym to maintain his fitness and keep up to date with the most appropriate and safe exercises and activities. Gayan has established a strong following from the young athletic community. Parents of budding athletes are continuously impressed with his extensive sporting knowledge, injury management and the way he relates to our rising stars!

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DR. ADAM JARTYM
Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences)
Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)
Member, Osteopathy Australia

Adam first became attracted to osteopathy after discovering how diverse its benefits can be. Being involved in Ukrainian dance himself, he knows all too well that injuries can occur from a wide variety of interests. He also knows how frustrating they can be, and is keen to help others get back to doing what they love and back to better health.

Adam studied Osteopathy at Victoria University in Melbourne. During his studies, he completed his master's project on "The Public's Attitudes, Knowledge and Perceptions towards Osteopathic Medicine in Melbourne". He is passionate about his craft, and strives to make Osteopathic medicine more recognised and implemented in the future.

Whilst Adam enjoys using a wide range of osteopathic techniques to improve movement, he prefers a structural approach. These techniques are aimed at reducing pain and help restore the body to optimal function. He has seen all too often the negative impact pain can have on the quality of life for people of all ages, and thus enjoys managing many conditions, such as headaches, neck and back pain.
In his spare time Adam enjoys playing golf and watching AFL football, especially his beloved Cats.

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DR. JEREMY KO
Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science)
Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)
Member, Osteopathy Australia

Jeremy first discovered osteopathy through his own personal experience of having been treated and managed by an osteopath. After numerous sporting injuries from basketball, Jeremy found that osteopathy helped him get back to his best. Jeremy believes in the osteopathic philosophy of holistic care, with using the appropriate management and assessments to find the cause of the problem rather than simply managing patient symptoms.

From the background Jeremy has in sports, exercise training and rehabilitation, he has developed a keen interest in the management of sporting injuries and getting his patients to back to their personal best. When not at Live Well Osteopathy, Jeremy enjoys travelling, keeping active outdoors or in the gym and playing basketball.




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DR. APRIL HORNE
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Member, Osteopathy Australia

April studied at RMIT University, completing a double Bachelor degree in Health Sciences and Applied Sciences (Osteopathy). She has also completed a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Science and after many long years of study, she is enthusiastic to use her knowledge to assist patients at Live Well Osteopathy.
As the middle child with four brothers, April has had experience in sporting injuries and accidents and would say she developed her ambition to study Osteopathy from her need to always help others. She enjoys treating neck and shoulder pain along with having a special interest in treating the aches and pains of expectant mothers. April is hoping to specialise in the treatment of babies and children in the future. Her dog Ellie keeps her active with regular long walks!





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