South Yarra Osteopaths

    Grace Knight Osteopath – South Yarra Osteopath

    Grace Knight Osteopath found her passion for Osteopathy during her 19 years of ballet training and 6 years of teaching. Strongly focusing on the rehabilitation of both her and her student’s injuries, she places an emphasis around whole body strength and further injury prevention applicable to both the sporting and general populations.

    Grace enjoys treating a wide range of conditions with a particular interest around neck and headache pain. She prides herself on her ability to incorporate a number of different techniques into her treatments, including direct hands on skills such as manipulation and dry needling in combination with a more gentle indirect approach.

    She strongly believes that effective communication and an appropriate management plan for the individual patient is key to optimal patient satisfaction. When Grace isn’t working in the clinic, she can be found brunching with her friends and travelling back to her hometown of Yarram to visit family and friends.

    Grace is available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.



    Lisa Brennan Osteopath – South Yarra Osteopath

    Lisa has recently returned to her hometown of Melbourne after spending time in Brisbane. Here she owned and operated the Paddington Osteopathic Clinic. In Brisbane, she was well regarded amongst health professionals and received many referrals from patients because of her professional and caring nature.

    She prides herself on not just providing a thorough treatment addressing the symptoms, but also uncovering the cause. Identifying the cause of the complaint is pivotal for recovery. Lisa firmly believes education is the key to better health so time is spent educating in language that you understand.

    She loves the challenge of long standing complaints. The lower back and pelvis are areas of particular interest. Treatments are tailored with a combination of direct techniques (massage, manipulations, stretching) combined with gentler techniques to achieve effective treatment. She is experienced in treating children (aged 3 and more) up to adults, sports people to desk workers. She uses a biomechanical evidence based approach to diagnosis and treatment.

    After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne, Lisa continued her interest in health sciences and commenced a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy at RMIT University. Osteopathy was a natural progression for Lisa given her respect and fascination for the human body and its resiliency.

    Lisa enjoys working as a clinical supervisor for future osteopaths at the Victoria University student clinic. In her down time she enjoys wining and dining with friends and family, and keeping fit by running.

    Dr. Lisa Brennan is available on Monday. If you are wanting to make an appointment, why not jump online and BOOK NOW!

    Lisa is also available Wednesday and Friday at our other clinic in Camberwell. Please click here to access Camberwell Osteopathic Clinic’s online booking facility.



    Piers Bubbers Osteopath – South Yarra Osteopath

    Piers Bubbers Osteopath came to Osteopathy after completing a Science degree at Monash University and then traveling the world and living in far flung places. He studied Osteopathic medicine at RMIT University Melbourne, graduating in 2009. For the first 2 years he worked on the North Island of New Zealand, returning home to get married and establish practice in Melbourne.

    His treatment style is eclectic, individualised and gentle, facilitating change in an open and supported environment with good communication. In each treatment he will clearly identify the cause of an issue and work both globally and locally to find a logical solution. His approach to Osteopathy has been influenced by more than a decade of yoga and meditation practice and a curiosity for all things philosophical.

    Over the years he has developed a special interest in the treatment and management of complex injuries especially of the pelvis, neck, shoulder, foot and arm. Piers has also completed further study in the fields of obstetrics and visceral osteopathy.

    When Piers is not working at Yarra Osteopathy you can find him spending time with his young family, walking the dog, surfing or tending the veggie patch.

    Dr. Piers Bubbers is available for appointments on Tuesday and Friday. 



    Kate Schaffner Osteopath – South Yarra Osteopath

    Kate’s passion for health and fitness inspired her to embark on a career in osteopathy after working in office-based work for several years.

    Kate Schaffner Osteopath completed a five year osteopathy degree at Victoria University. As a part of her study, Kate received a grant to undertake an internship at the University College of Osteopathy in London (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) where she treated patients in various speciality and community clinics. Kate continues to be involved in university life by teaching osteopathy students at Victoria University.

    Kate has a particular interest in treating neck pain, headaches and jaw pain. She also enjoys treating low back and hip pain. Kate has undertaken further postgraduate development focusing on these treatment areas. This training has included both direct and more gentle indirect osteopathic techniques, osteopathy for children and therapeutic yoga as an adjunct to treatment.

    In her spare time Kate enjoys tennis, yoga and learning about complementary and alternative medicine. These interests complement Kate’s holistic approach to treating her patients.

    Kate is available at the following times:

    Thursday: 5:00pm – 7:30pm