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.

At present, Alastair works in partnership with his father Philip Tehan who is a highly regarded Osteopath and Physiotherapist with more than 45 years experience. Together they teach manipulation/HVLA courses to Allied Health professionals and tertiary students both in Australia and internationally. 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

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

Hannah Waters (Intern)

Hannah Waters is looking forward to joining the Geelong Osteopathy Group team at the start of February, 2022. Hannah lives in Geelong and is excited about the prospect of providing high quality healthcare to the community.

Hannah has recently completed her Clinical Pilates certificate and also works as a senior sports trainer with the Geelong Amateurs Football & Netball Club.

Hannah is very well trained to treat all conditions that Osteopathy may help with. In particular Hannah is able to draw upon her exercise rehabilitation background in the management of sports-related injuries, workplace injuries and spinal complaints.

Beyond treating patients Hannah likes being active outdoors, going on adventures, camping and playing sport. She has a passion for playing sports, including netball, tennis and basketball.

Hannah is thrilled to be part of the Geelong Osteopathy Group and Jess and Alastair are thrilled to have her!

Hannah will be available for consultations on Tuesdays and Fridays.


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.

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At the Geelong Osteopathy Group we aim to provide the highest quality of care and comprehensive pain solutions.

Osteopath treating a patient's rolled ankle.