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 Caroline Chee
Caroline loves helping her patients move towards better health.
Caroline has worked on the Surfcoast and the Bellarine Peninsula for the past 11 years and is very happy to be now working alongside her old friend Dale and team in East Geelong.
Over the last couple of decades, Caroline has developed a deep interest in the relationship between our minds, our emotions and our bodies. She has observed again and again the multitude of factors which impact on our health – physical, psychological, emotional, mental, and spiritual; and witnessed repeatedly the body’s capacity to move towards healing, often in spite of the load it bears.
Caroline has a true love for osteopathy, an extraordinary approach to health care. There is an acknowledgement, respect and reverence for health, which is foundational to osteopathy. Rather than searching for disease and illness, osteopathy recognises the health within us. This recognition weaves through the techniques and treatments, honouring and supporting the body’s innate capacity for healing.
Caroline has been very fortunate to learn Mindfulness meditation, which she has been practicing for the past 5 years. This daily practice has brought much to her osteopathic practice, as well as her life. Caroline has also had the privilege of over 10 years of yoga practice, which keeps her connected to her own body, and brings insight and another perspective to her osteopathic practice.
Caroline has a deep love of nature, and spends much of her time reveling in it, in her garden, in the ocean and in the wonderful surrounds of the Surfcoast. People, animals, art, music and all things creative continue to have her counting her blessings daily.
In her spare time, Caroline enjoys a laugh; pottering in the garden or kitchen; surfing, doing yoga, making music; meditating, or doing just about anything with her delicious daughter.
A deep appreciation of the mind spirit body connection; a passion for osteopathy, years of Mindfulness base meditation practice, and a reverence for the healing capacity within us all is what Caroline brings to her practice.
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
I experienced osteopathy from a young age through having osteopaths in the family and quickly developed a fascination for the unique approach they had to health and hands-on treatment. In my youth I spent a great deal of time learning from the osteopaths in my family until I finally decided to move my career over from music to healthcare. I spent a year studying music at the Melbourne Conservatory of Music before graduating from RMIT as an osteopath. I’ve taken delight in combining the knowledge from both fields to complement my approach to teaching others how to use their body efficiently and to maximise performance.
Throughout my exploration into health, philosophy and practice, I’ve found that using a range of different hands-on approaches is best suited to my practice: from soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, to more gentle techniques in osteopathy in the cranial field and other indirect approaches.
When talking about health with my patients, I like to integrate all aspects of the person to get a sense of why they’re in the condition that they’re in, and what changes and approaches are best suited to help the individual. These may include hands-on treatment, management strategies, lifestyle changes, emotional releases, identifying biochemical imbalances and multidisciplinary intervention.
Having overcome my own personal experiences with chronic conditions, I’m very passionate about helping others find health and enjoy life in balance. Aside from osteopathy, I like to engage in a variety of activities in my life including teaching, playing and appreciating music, watching movies, exploring philosophy and building connections with new people.