Dr. Hannah Waters
Hannah Waters joined the Geelong Osteopathy Group team in early 2022. She is a warm, caring and compassionate practitioner committed to achieving the best clinical outcomes for her patients. Hannah lives in Geelong and is passionate about providing high quality healthcare to the community.
Alongside being an independent and fully qualified Osteopath, Hannah is also a certified Clinical Pilates instructor, offers dry needling and has extensive experience in sports injury management/rehabilitation. As such Hannah is uniquely skilled and able to offer comprehensive Osteopathic treatment and exercise rehabilitation services.
Hannah has specific experience in providing treatment and management for an array of conditions, including but not limited to spinal conditions (including neck and low back pain), headaches, and specific joint pain (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow pain).
Hence Hannah is well placed to help you whether it be Osteopathy treatment, dry needling or developing a comprehensive exercise rehabilitation program.
Beyond treating patients Hannah likes to keep active and loves the outdoors, going on adventures, camping and playing netball, tennis and basketball.
Dr. Alastair Tehan
Alastair Tehan has over 10 years Osteopathic experience and has worked extensively with a number of leading health professionals. He started private practice right here in Geelong before heading to the United Kingdom to work at the London School of Osteopathy (LSO). Upon his return, Alastair worked at various health clinics in Melbourne and Gippsland and was appointed to senior lecturing and clinical positions with Victoria and RMIT Universities.
Alastair also works in a teaching partnership with his father Philip Tehan, an Osteopath/Physiotherapist with more than 45 years experience. Together they have taught manipulation/HVLA courses to Allied Health professionals and university students, both in Australia and internationally in Taiwan.
In practice Alastair appreciates that Osteopathy caters for a broad range of conditions and he uses a targeted and evidenced informed approach to treatment. He has a particular clinical interest in neck and back pain and sporting injuries.
Away from the clinic Al likes to be active and has a passion for various sports, especially footy. He played over 10 years in the VAFA including at state representative level. Otherwise he can be found spending time on the Surfcoast with Jess, his partner, and Ziggy, their golden retriever.
Dr. Jess Nicholls
Currently on maternity leave- returning January, 2023.
Jess Nicholls has over 10 years experience as an Osteopath, working across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Jess also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Osteopathy students, most recently as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at RMIT University.
Her approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions is influenced by her further training in the fields of obstetrics, paediatrics and gentle osteopathic techniques.
Jess believes that a multidisciplinary team care approach provides the best results for her patients and she enjoys working alongside other practitioners and health modalities. As a result of this, Jess is currently completing post- graduate training in Clinical Pilates and is excited to add this exercise rehab discipline to the Geelong Osteopathy Group.
What Jess won’t necessarily tell you is that she also works professionally as a Lifestyle and Wedding photographer. This work has seen her commissioned internationally from New York to Italy. For the curious, her work can be found here, jessnicholls.com
Ziggy is our self appointed Health and Wellbeing officer. She graduated from puppy school in mid-January 2018 and wants to be a sniff-ologist when she is older.
The activities Ziggy loves partaking in are extensive and include bounding, rolling, digging and pulling on her lead.