Dr Dale Wilson
Dale has had a deep love for Osteopathy from the moment he was introduced to it over 20 years ago. Like many people, Dale didn’t know what Osteopathy entailed until he received a treatment. This encounter proved to be a light bulb moment and a real game changer for Dale, igniting a passion in him that has burned bright ever since.
Dale’s post graduate study has expanded over 16 years, and has focused on what is called Biodynamic Osteopathy, a specific approach to Osteopathy in the cranial field. This softer approach to manual medicine has shown Dale what is possible when the practitioner is neutral and free to “listen” with their hands. This approach aligns with the intention of the healing process that is already present in the patient.
Dale practices Osteopathy in accordance with traditional Osteopathic principles. To him, these principles are both simple and profound, and must be fully lived to be understood. Dale loves the opportunity to treat whatever walks in the door, without any bias or preference. He always feels a tremendous privilege to be a part of the treatment exchange and healing process. A focus on family health has seen this privilege extend to the treatment of all ages, and in particular the treatment of children.
Dale has a deep love and reverence for nature, and lives in relative solitude in the Otways, along the great ocean road. Dale spends almost all his spare time outside in nature, in and around the ocean and forest where he lives. He is very much a lover of gardening, and the sheer peace that emanates from working with flowers and plants.
Dale and his wife Jackie have planted a huge garden and an extensive food forest on their property. They are keen followers of biodynamic and permaculture gardening principles, and as such they also love to keep bees and chickens. Together they run a guest house in the Otways called Long Tide retreat. They share their home with 3 beautiful dogs. Freckles, Frankie, and Phoenix are chocolate Labrador retrievers, and they bring incredible joy wherever they roam. Sometimes they come into the clinic.
Dale has had many personal experiences with the healing process, both directly and indirectly, and sees Osteopathy as a very sacred and potent doorway towards health. Dale loves people, and he loves to be of service. He continues to be both motivated and inspired to participate as a positive influence in the health and wellbeing of whomever he encounters.
Dr Beth Clarke
Beth deeply values the gentle nature of Biodynamic Osteopathy, and recognises its application to all ages and stages of life, particularly pregnancy and infancy. Beth especially enjoys working with babies and children, with whom she has a natural affinity, viewing the world with a sense of wonder, fun and discovery. Beth is proficient in treating birthing trauma, which many infants have experienced, and other childhood disorders. The biodynamic approach is equally suited to treating the elderly, with whom Beth has a deep connection, respect and understanding.
Beth is a committed, accomplished and skilled practitioner who is able to treat all age groups and health issues. Her treatments, while being non-invasive and gentle, have a powerful effect in enabling the body to return to optimal wellness and health.
Beth is a graduate of RMIT Osteopathy, (B App Sc and B Osteopathy), and has conducted practices in Warrnambool, Melbourne, Canberra and San Francisco, USA. She has completed much post-graduate study in Osteopathy, notably with Dr James Jealous, completing the highest and most current Phase 9 course, in addition to the Treatment of Children course. She was privileged to work with Dr Viola Fryman while in the USA. Beth is supremely grateful to her Australian and American teachers who continue the oral and experiential teachings with a clear lineage back to the founder of Osteopathy, Dr Andrew Still, in 1874.
Dr Jamie Parker