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OUR PRACTITIONERS

MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS

Dr Samuel Edwards

Founder and Principal Osteopath of Aldinga Osteo & Co.

Samuel established the clinic to create a regenerative health space for the local population. He incorporates unique and previously elusive services to attain better health outcomes for his patients, including support for people with chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and neural conditions. Osteopaths in South Australia were once upon a time... just a fairy tale. Relocating interstate was essential to acquiring qualifications to bring Osteopathy back home to the Fleurieu.

Samuel's predominant treatment approach incorporates what we call  "direct" Osteopathic techniques. What this means is he will gently cavitate (click) a joint if it will support healing. The majority of his patients are surprised by how gentle and specific this can be achieved. This is experience in practice that his patients appreciate. Other techniques include stretching, pressure and massage techniques.

Samuel also trained at the best university in Australia for Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, known by some as Craniosacral Therapy. BLT and Functional techniques are often incorporated in these teachings. This approach is what Osteopaths call "indirect,"  due to it's subtle and gentle nature. These are the types of techniques he will perform on your grandparents, those recovering from surgery or people that do not consent to direct techniques. Samuel will normally guide people to a 20 minute consult, unless the patient requests, has complex needs or is a new patient to the clinic.

Being a general family practice, he enjoys working with those suffering from respiratory issues, digestive issues and lymphatic congestion and treats your standard musculoskeletal complaints, including  headaches, neck and back pain, arthritis, sciatica, vertigo, repetitive strain and overuse injuries, pregnancy related discomfort, tendonitis and sports injuries.

Dr Rachelle Jackson

Dr. Rachelle Jackson graduated from RMIT University in Victoria with a double degree in Health Science and Applied Science Osteopathy. Relocating to South Australia with her partner and beloved fur babies in 2023, Rachelle brings her expertise and enthusiasm to the vibrant community. Inspired by the beauty of her new surroundings, she eagerly explores and embraces all that her new home has to offer.

Drawing from her diverse experiences, Rachelle has had the privilege of working alongside elite athletes as a sports trainer for AFL teams and providing support as an NDIS support worker. These opportunities have enriched her understanding of human resilience and the importance of tailored, inclusive healthcare solutions.

With a multifaceted approach to health, Rachelle values the interconnectedness of the body and mind. She is particularly intrigued by the intricate workings of the human body, from its physiological functions to the symbiotic relationship between gut health and mental well-being.  

Driven by her commitment to patient-centred care, Rachelle strives to empower her patients on their journey to wellness. She believes in fostering open communication and collaboration, ensuring that everyone receives personalised attention and support.

Outside of her professional endeavours, Rachelle indulges in a variety of hobbies, including DIY art projects and adventurous road trips. Recently, she embarked on a memorable journey across the Nullarbor to Western Australia.

With a compassionate heart and a dedication to holistic healing, Rachelle is excited to continue her mission of making a positive impact on the lives of her patients, one individualised treatment at a time.

Vanessa Otto

Vanessa first discovered yoga at the age of 17 as a means of physical exercise and quickly fell in love with the interconnectedness of breath, mind, energy and body. After years of practicing both at home and in various studios with different styles of yoga she decided there would be nothing more enriching or fulfilling than sharing her passion and practice by becoming an instructor.

In 2019 Vanessa obtained her Masters Certification in Yoga on a partial scholarship and has since been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, muscle recovery and restorative classes within the local community. Feeling inspired and invigorated by her first two years of instructing she then obtained her Yin Yoga Teacher Certification in 2022, allowing her clients to reap the benefits of Yin style yoga.

Vanessa strongly believes that yoga is for everyone, no one is too inflexible, too old or too young, too big or too small. When asked to summarise what she wants to bring to her clients she has answered;

“I want to share and guide the art of body, mind and breath practice to build strength, balance, awareness and harmony in both the mind and the body. I want to show how versatile yoga can be whether someone would like to break a good sweat, build muscle, increase flexibility and mobility, reduce stress, explore meditation, nourish the nervous and lymphatic systems or almost anything else, yoga is one of the most helpful tools you can use”.

Drawing on her versatile and in-depth yoga study and experience Vanessa is excited to offer her clients at Aldinga Osteo & Co the opportunity to engage in one-on-one or two-on-one sessions. This will allow her to uniquely tailor one hour long sessions suited specifically to the clients wants, needs and goals while being able to take into account any pre-existing conditions and/or injuries and modify accordingly.

Sabrina Tyler-Zylm

Sabrina has been involved in the health industry for over 25 years. After graduating and completing a Diploma in Remedial Massage in 1998, she then went on to study and attain advanced training in Naturopathy.

Sabrina's knowledge of health and disease has been a profound springboard to working in different parts of Australia. She has run festivals and corporate events throughout Sydney and has managed health retreats in the Blue Mountains. In Tasmania she managed her own busy private practice and clinic before moving to SA .

Currently living and working in the Southern Fleurieu, Sabrina offers her naturopathy, iridology and remedial massage therapy services here at Aldinga Osteo & Co.

When asked what she is excited to bring to her clients, Sabrina responded "My mission is to assist people to realise their own health potential through maintaining wellness. I will assist you in creating a wellness program with recommendations that will support and nurture your individual health while also having a goal of preventative health care.”

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Dr Sam

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Vanessa

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Dr Rachelle

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Sabrina

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