- Kayla Betheras
- Sally Tran
- Courtney Maxwell
- Prue Eddie
- Julie Meade
- Nadine Schilg
- Schae Harrison
Dr. Kayla Betheras
Kayla graduated from RMIT University with a double degree in Health Science and Applied Science (Osteopathy) and has completed further training in Clinical Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Growing up as an active teenager and a keen netballer, Kayla’s interest in human anatomy, health and wellbeing started at a young age. This combined with her desire to help people is what motivated her to get into osteopathy.
Her empathetic nature encourages her to strive in each and every consultation to deliver the highest quality care and to establish a caring and attentive environment from the onset. Kayla focuses her treatment and management on whole person considerations and has a key interest in treating desk workers as well as those presenting with neck pain and low back pain. Utilising a combination of manual therapy, patient education and Pilates/ rehabilitation exercises, she enjoys employing a holistic, individualised approach with each patient. Tailoring her management to address the ‘little things’ such as certain lifestyle and psychosocial factors, she enjoys educating and motivating her patients to assist them in relieving their pain as well as achieving their short- and long-term health goals.Check Kayla's availability here: Book Online
Dr. Sally Tran
Dedicated to studying the human body and its impressive ability to heal, Sally’s philosophy towards achieving better health and wellbeing reflects a balance of physical, mental and social elements unique to the individual.
That is, when our structure (anatomy) has fluid motion, healthy function (physiology) follows.Sally obtained her Osteopathic qualifications from Victoria University and has also completed research in Biomedicine at Monash.
Her practice has led into collaborative work alongside renowned orthopaedic surgeons in India, university lecturing and community health promotion.
Sally is experienced in supporting patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, including pregnancy and paediatric populations and is very passionate about tailoring techniques and a management plan to best support your journey and goals.
Since 2008, Sally has managed athletes across multiple sporting codes and performance levels to complement her own active background. More recently, she has swapped the ‘medic’ armband for boots in women’s EFNL football – inspired to share knowledge with grassroots clubs, in between creative projects and exploring new places.
Connect with Sally at Koru to find out more about how osteopathy can help you.
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Dr. Courtney Maxwell
Dr Courtney Maxwell, Osteopath is from the Snowy Mountains in NSW, where she grew up participating in competitive snowsports, as well as horse-riding and rowing. A series of shoulder injuries while snowboarding led Courtney to see an Osteopath, which ignited her interest in Osteopathy. Courtney moved to Melbourne and studied a Diploma of Remedial Massage, before completing a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of Osteopathy Australia (OA).
Courtney completed a year-long internship at Aim Osteopathy, where she worked alongside skilled practitioners treating babies, children and women during and after pregnancy, a special interest she looks forward to continuing at Koru.
Courtney also has a special interest in treating unusual headaches, working alongside health professionals to provide a safe and wholistic treatment approach. She has completed several courses in cranial osteopathy and uses structural and indirect techniques in combination with lifestyle and exercise advice to obtain the optimal treatment outcomes.
Outside of the clinic, Courtney enjoys reading, cooking and baking, taking dance classes, snowboarding and travelling to see her family in the mountains and Sydney.
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Dr. Prue Eddie
Prue has currently had a change of schedule. If you would like to make an appointment, please call the clinic to make a time.
I feel lucky to wake up every day and get to work with people to explore what health and wellbeing means to them. This is achieved via dividing my time between working in private practice and mentoring our team. In addition, I teach on a number of post-graduate osteopathic training programs, sharing this experience with osteopathic students and qualified Osteopaths alike.
In addition in 2018, I have travelled around Australia presenting a workshop on treating postnatal women to various health professionals. This is a passion of mine, as postnatal women often receive underwhelming care, as there is an increased emphasis on their baby.
My undergraduate training and Masters project was completed at RMIT University in 2007. With an ongoing commitment to further osteopathic education, I undertook further study completing a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Paediatric Manual Therapy at Victoria University in 2012. Mentoring osteopathic students to prepare for clinical practice is an important part of professional and clinic life, it motivates and challenges me to continually reflect on my skills and better myself and inspire those around me.
From 2011-2018, I have been fortunate to be the Australian Course Co-ordinator for the Australian Research College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM, who run training for registered Osteopaths. Additionally, I’m a faculty and Board Member for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand. As a professional member of Osteopathy Australia and the Australian Breastfeeding Association, I undertake regular ongoing education and maintain national registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia.
Following graduation I moved to New Zealand and was mentored by a highly experienced team of Internationally recognised Osteopaths. Following returning to Melbourne in 2010 and marrying my husband Michael, I now feel at home in the Yarra Valley and love being at Koru. In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs Falko and Saffy, hiking, scuba diving, travelling and practising my German language skills.
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Julie has joined the team at Koru as Practice Manager. I have experience working in nursing, sales and customer service. After spending some of my working life as a nurse in major public hospitals , I was drawn to Osteopathy for my own health and well-being. The holistic approach of Osteopathic treatment felt so right to me, it led to a change of career and I have now supported Osteopaths in an Admin capacity for over 25 years. I am a massive fan!
I have two grown sons and I believe having them Osteopathically treated since they were babies has greatly contributed to their vibrant health. I really enjoy this supportive Admin role, meeting clients and learning about their stories. Outside the clinic I enjoy time away in the caravan with my partner, camping, bush walks, yoga and cooking. Dancing, having fun and entertaining with family and friends are high on my priority list. I love attending personal workshops or festivals, especially those that encourage the growth of self.
It has been wonderful to see Osteopathy grow over the past 25 years, and for it to be more available and more widely accepted as a major contributor to our health care. I am excited to join the team at Koru and to help support my local community with their health choices.
Client Experience Officer
Nadine has joined the team at Koru as a Client Experience Officer.
With a background in education and wellbeing, Nadine has a great appreciation for the holistic nature of Osteopathy, where you are treated as a person, not an ailment. She values the power of learning to improve health outcomes and understands the important connection between physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Nadine enjoys being a busy mum to two little ones, painting, gardening and time with friends and family.
Nadine looks forward to being a friendly face and listening ear for everyone who comes into Koru.
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Client Experience Officer
Schae recently joined Koru Natural Therapies as a client experience officer. Schae has a passion for health and helping others. Prior to her role here, she has undertaken studies in Public Health gaining a Bachelor of Health Science and more recently a Bachelor of Osteopathy. She is currently completing her Masters of Osteopathy to qualify as an Osteopath by mid-2022.
It was through Schae’s passion for helping others that she first gained an interest in Osteopathy. Regularly visiting an Osteopath in her younger years, she had firsthand experience in the full benefits of Osteopathy, valuing its holistic approach. Schae looks forward to helping others gain the same benefits in her Osteopathic career soon.
Schae enjoys playing table tennis, drawing portraiture, singing, playing piano, clarinet and trombone. Her favourite thing to do is spend time with friends and family.
Schae looks forward to being a part of the Koru team and giving back to the community.
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