The Osteopath

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. Attending Victoria University Melbourne, Cassie studied a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) and graduated in 2010. Her thesis focused on the effects of Osteopathic treatment on Primary Dysmenorrhea (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. Cassie was also involved with the Coburg Tigers Football (VFL) club as a sports trainer and rehabilitation assistant.

Cassie has been working at The Osteopath Sunshine Coast for over 10 years, and prides herself in offering a friendly and professional environment for patients. She enjoys treating a wide variety of people, from children, the elderly and pre/post-natal women, to athletes and office workers and ensures each treatment is tailored specifically to the individual. She uses a range of Osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, stretching, manipulation, articulation, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, counterstrain and exercise/postural rehabilitation.

Over the years, Cassie has undertaken continual professional development including, an ergonomic risk assessment workshop, a desk disease seminar, Metagenics- pain and inflammation, advanced shoulder workshop, a scoliosis workshop, pregnancy (pre and post-natal) workshops,  Urogenital/Pelvic Workshop, pre and post-natal Osteopathic care course, and a dry needling course.

In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and active by running, swimming, surfing, and doing yoga and pilates. She has an immense love of the outdoors so on weekends she can be found gardening, camping and just generally being amongst the fresh air and the ocean. Cassie was also previously involved with Alexandra Headlands Surf Lifesaving Club as an active Volunteer.

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