Osteopathic medicine as practised at The Osteopath integrates the latest scientific knowledge and evidence with osteopathic principles of considering the whole person, body, mind and spirit, not just treating symptoms.
Dr Katrina Cross
Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) – Master of Osteopathy
Dr Katrina Dwyer graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters degree in Osteopathy. She moved from Melbourne in 2008 where she grew up, to Queensland and has been working both in Brisbane and the Sunshine coast since.
Katrina is an avid golfer with a handicap of 6, and through her training at the Victorian Institute of Sport she has developed a keen interest in treating all sports related injuries. Whether it be Golf, Football, Netball or swimming Katrina is able to work with you to try and improve your individual goals and is passionate on how osteopathy can help.
Her continuing professional development has seen her take seminars such as Upper and lower limb tendonopathy review, ergonomic risk assessment and the St George Shoulder conference in 2015. She has an interest in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints and strives to achieve a professional yet approachable manner with all her patients. One of Katrina’s main aims is to assist people of all ages to achieve an active and healthy lifestyle.
When Katrina is not at work you will catch her running by the beach or on the golf course chasing that elusive hole in one. She also enjoys travelling – although loves coming home to our beautiful Sunshine Coast.
On returning to the Sunshine Coast back in 2012, Katrina became the principal at The Osteopath. Since then has joined partnership with Dr Cassandra Lacey to now provide osteopathic care both in Maroochydore and in Forest Glen.
Dr Cassandra Lacey
Cassie grew up in rural Northeast Victoria on a small hobby farm before moving to Melbourne to pursue her studies as an Osteopath. Graduating from Victoria University Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters in Health Science (Osteopathy) in 2010. Her thesis focused on the effects of Osteopathic treatment on Primary Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain).
Whilst completing her studies, a passion for anatomy found her working in the Victoria University Anatomy Laboratory as a dissection assistant and anatomy tutor for 3 years. Also, being involved with the Coburg Tigers Football (VFL) club as a sports trainer and rehabilitation assistant. Cassie has been working at The Osteopath on Sunshine Coast Queensland for over 6 years, priding in keeping a professional but friendly environment for patients. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients from children to elderly, pre/post-natal and athletes to office workers tailoring each treatment to the individual. She uses a range of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue, stretching, manipulation, articulation, myofascial release and exercise/postural rehabilitation.
Over the past two years, Cassie has undertaken a range of continuing professional development; including Ergonomic risk assessment workshop, Desk Disease seminar, Metagenics- Pain and Inflammation seminar, Advanced Shoulder workshop and a three-day Pregnancy workshop. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and active by playing social tennis, running, swimming, surfing and yoga. She has a great love of the outdoors enjoying camping, snorkeling and surfing on the weekends. Recently completing her bronze medallion becoming an active Volunteer at the Alexandra Headlands Surf Lifesaving Club.
Cassie promotes a healthy balanced lifestyle both in and outside the clinic.