Dr. Claire Steans B.H.Sci, B.App Sci (Osteo)
Claire completed her Osteopathic training at RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy). Claire grew up locally in Lower Plenty and was regularly active in community sports including basketball, netball, and tennis.
Claire treats patients from primary school age and above, and enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including, but not limited to, headaches and migraines, postural related injuries, foot and ankle injuries and repetitive strain injuries.
Claire provides effective treatment and management for both acute and chronic conditions and likes to tailor each individual treatment using a mixture of hands on techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint articulation and manipulation and has also completed further study in dry needling.
In addition to the hands-on treatment, Claire is passionate about educating her patients about their body and their injuries and encourages the use of at home exercises and stretches for optimal recovery and long-term management. Claire encourages her patients to lead an active healthy life and can offer advice and strategies to help patients meet their goals.
Outside of the treatment room, Claire enjoys spending time outdoors with her Siberian Husky Nahla and is looking to travel the world and would love your travel suggestions
Dr Emma Humphrey BAppSc(Clin.Sc) BOstSc
Growing up in Macleod, Emma loves that she is able to give back to her community and help other locals through Osteopathy. Dancing at the Little School of Dance in Macleod throughout her schooling years led Emma to Osteopathy where she found her passion and has continued to expand her knowledge of the body working as a unit and treats holistically to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.
Emma enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and meeting people of all ages.
Emma is a member of both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Osteopathy Australia and has completed further training in Supportive Taping Techniques with Rocktape and Pregnancy support, Managing Pain in and Beyond Pregnancy.
When Emma isn’t at the clinic she enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring new places
Dr. Luke McCarney BHlthSc BAppSc (Osteo) and BHlth & BiomedSc (Hons)
Dr. Luke McCarney graduated as an Osteopath from RMIT University. He discovered Osteopathy as a teenager when dealing with knee and ankle injuries playing basketball. When the opportunity arose for Luke to study Osteopathy, he took it with both hands and has not looked back since.
Luke utilises treatment techniques such as soft tissue massage, muscle stretching, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation as part of his consultation. He also has a focus on rehabilitative exercises as part of an overall management plan.
After graduating as an osteopath, Luke decided to continue his tertiary education and undertook an honours degree. Here, he researched the importance of the gluteal muscles with respect to low back, knee and hip conditions. As a result, he has gained a lot of knowledge in management for these conditions, as well as a keen interest in biomechanics.
Currently, Luke is undertaking a PhD investigating the relationship between muscle pain and stiffness. He is hoping to provide clinical insight and help not only osteopaths, but many other allied health professionals in better understanding how muscle tightness and pain are related.
Dr. Dina Culcasi B. APP Sci(Clincal), B.Osteopathy
Dina completed her osteopathic studies at RMIT University with a in 2001. When she graduated Dina was fortunate to work with many different clinics before opening her own in 2003. For 14 years Dina owned and ran her allied health clinic to help people not just with osteopathy, but other allied health modalities too. Dina believes in a more rounded approach to health and that’s why she feels you need a team of osteopaths and other allied health professionals working together, and that’s why Dina is excited to be part of such an amazing team of professionals.
Dina’s osteopathic work has been with patients, but also working at RMIT in many several teaching roles and clinical supervision. Dina has had a short break from private practice to help care for her young family. She continues to be a clinical supervisor at RMIT Student clinic.
Dina has completed many post graduate courses including paediatrics, dry needling, Biodynamics, osteopathy in the cranial field. Dina enjoys have many techniques so she can apply a very patient centre approach for her patients and their needs.
Dina is capable and enjoys treating all ages. As part of her clinical supervision at RMIT, Dina helped set up an external placement at a local aged care facility to provide osteopathy for residents, staff and families. Dina enjoys working with pregnant patients, and the aging population.
When not working in the field of osteopathy, Dina is busy with her three children, and her fury friends Henry and Lola. Dina also enjoys exercise and keeping active., sewing and trying to learn to crochet.
Dr. Caryn Edwards BSc (Ost) HONS
Caryn obtained her degree in England, from the University of Wales, through the European School of Osteopathy, and qualified in 1997.
She worked for many years in Kent and in South London before migrating to live and work here in Australia 12 years ago.
Caryn grew up in South Africa and has lived in a number of countries since. Her travels mean she has gained valuable experience in dealing with people and their wide variety of complaints.
An enthusiastic and dynamic Osteopath, Caryn enjoys working both with direct and indirect technique approaches. Her techniques include soft tissue, articulation, mobilisation techniques and osteopathy in the cranial field among many others.
She commonly treats adults and children of all ages, including newborns, with conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches, sports injuries, postural problems, pregnancy complaints, repetitive strain injuries and many more.
Due to her training at the well-known European School of Osteopathy, Caryn likes to view and treat the body as a whole functioning unit and therefore takes a holistic approach to her treatments.
With many years of experience under her belt, she is able to deal proficiently with all musculoskeletal complaints. Caryn tries to educate her patients with exercise and lifestyle changes/advice where necessary to optimise the benefits of treatment and prevent further occurrence.
Caryn has a keen interest in workplace ergonomic assessment and its relationship with musculoskeletal injuries. She is currently doing more work in this field.
Dr Marnie Norfolk BSc MHS (Osteo) Grad Cert Tert Ed, Grad Cert Neonatal & Infant Paeds Man Ther
Marnie Norfolk enjoyed a very happy childhood growing up in the Eltham, Victoria, area. She loved participating in local drama productions, gymnastics and diving.
During her university studies at Victoria University, Marnie had the opportunity to experience placements in a hospital setting in India and also the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She has since travelled to America and New Zealand for short courses and to visit the Osteopathic Centre (San Diego) for children.
Marnie graduated in 2001 and her first position as an Osteopath was in Geelong for one year where she treated a wide variety of clients, gained valuable experience and confirming her love of Osteopathy. The next 19 years have been spent practising in clinics in the eastern and north eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Marnie is an experienced and passionate osteopath who enjoys treating everybody including the whole family – babies, children, parents and grandparents. She uses a variety of hands on techniques and advice on how to use your body better and improve function. She enjoys working with patients to help manage headaches and migraine, back and neck pain, sports injuries, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, sciatica, postural & mobility problems. She has a keen interest helping with feeding and sleeping difficulties in babies and children.
Post Graduate Study
In 2009 after six years teaching osteopathic students Marnie was given the opportunity to continue her studies at Victoria University. She received her Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education. In 2011 Marnie helped to set up and then complete a Graduate Certificate Infant & Neonatal Paeds for Man Ther. She continues to enjoy learning and teaching at university and post graduate level.
In 2002-2005 Marnie was trained as a water aerobics instructor for those with arthritis and enjoyed this weekly in Ringwood. She enjoyed the regular exercise and the comradeship with older adults who were committed to exercise and improving their health.
Sports Medicine Australia
Marnie completed her Masters project on chronic lateral ankle sprains. She worked at a local AFL club as head trainer for four years prior to graduating as an osteopath. Working with footballers she witnessed and treated first hand a huge variety of injuries and personalities!
After gaining experience as a sports trainer she was then asked to teach first aid, sports trainer’s courses and taping for Sports Medicine Australia and Basketball Victoria. This included presenting at the GP and Practice Nurse conferences for a number of years (2005-2008).
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
Marnie Norfolk really enjoys promoting and working with and for her profession. Marnie recently spent three years (2015-2018) as Vice President of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. She taught many courses for osteopaths and senior osteopathic students. She continues to enjoy a teaching role.
Advanced Paediatric Osteopath
In 2019 Marnie was awarded recognition as an Advanced Paediatric Osteopath (Tertiary) by Osteopathy Australia’s multidisciplinary review panel of health practitioners. This award recognises completion of further university degrees in paediatrics or child health; demonstrated competence in paediatric clinical assessment and diagnosis; and demonstrated competence in clinical management for child movement, physical function and musculoskeletal health.
Certificate of Recognition - Advanced Paediatric Certificate
Appointments with Marnie
Marnie is very pleased to be a part of the team at Your Body Osteopathy, in Melbourne's north eastern suburbs, where we offer Osteopathic care to the whole family in a relaxing and caring environment. Please feel free to contact Marnie to discuss whether Osteopathy may be beneficial to you, your family or friends.