A Holistic Approach
B.App. Sci. (Comp. Med), M. Ost
Osteopath & Clinic Owner
Nicola is a fully qualified osteopath registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine) in 2009 and a Masters of Osteopathy in 2011. She is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
Nicola opened Arise Osteopathy in Margaret River in January 2019. In April 2022, she embraced the opportunity to open Arise Health, a communal space for like minded practitioners to work collectively.
Nicola is drawn to osteopathy by its holistic philosophy and gentle hands on approach. She values the large range of techniques available to osteopaths that enable her to care for clients of all ages and treat a wide variety of conditions.
‘I particularly love working with clients over a longer term, to truly unravel their mechanical puzzle, and restore long lasting balance and optimise function.’
Nicola has a passion for caring for and empowering the ‘whole person’ by providing integrated health care with other medical and allied health practitioners. Nicola believes that good health is a daily practice for which each individual is responsible. As a health practitioner, her role is to guide, facilitate and educate, ultimately empowering clients towards greater health. Her approach to healthcare strives to be holistic and takes into consideration all factors that affect health.
Nicola will be on leave throughout June 2022.
Her former colleagues Chris Tucker & Kate Burke from Melbourne, will be covering the practice while she is away. You can read their bios below and online bookings will be available.
B.App. Sci. (Comp. Med), M. Ost
My name is Chris Tucker and I am thrilled to be a part of the Arise Osteopathy team. I am a highly experienced Osteopath , with over 15 years experience in the industry, having worked at several well respected clinics around Melbourne. I adopt a live once, live well attitude, and encourage people to live the life they want to.
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc), M.H.Sc. (Osteopathy), Grad Cert. (Neonatal & Infant Manual Therapy)
Kate has undertaken extensive training in osteopathy, completing a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) in 2004 and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) in 2006. Kate is passionate about providing holistic health care, she utilizes a variety of osteopathic techniques, education and exercise prescription tailored to each client’s individual need.
Kate particularly enjoys working with children and babies which led her to complete her Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Infant Paediatric Manual Therapy and to gain recognition as an advanced paediatric osteopath.
Kate currently splits her time between lecturing at RMIT and working in private practice.
Outside of work Kate enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and swimming. She is excited to be able to assist in caring for the clients at Arise Osteopathy and is looking forward to exploring Margaret River!
Never stop learning
Nicola has undertaken post graduate study in the fields of Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Posturology.
She is currently undertaking further education in three different specialised areas.
- Visceral Manipulation with the Barrel Institute
- Slings Myofascial Training – Foundation Level with the Art-Of-Motion Academy
- Integrative Breathing Therapy with Dr Rosalba Courtney
“The longer I practice, the clearer it becomes. Looking at the whole person is essential”
Gut health, Movement, Breath. Three essentials to healthy living.