Emily and Kirsty are highly experienced and dedicated practitioners, with 15 years experience each working with babies and young children. They are both Nillumbik locals, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and enjoy helping support and educate young families.
It is important that you and/ or your child feels comfortable, so we recommend wearing a loose shirt or t-shirt, and loose pants or shorts, or bring loose clothes with you to change into at the appointment. Your osteopath will need to observe the area of concern, so we may ask them to remove some clothing for the examination and treatment.
For babies and young children, please bring a nappy bag and a spare change of clothes.
Parking is available in the surrounding Eltham shopping precinct.
Please be aware that parking spaces out the front of the clinic only allow 30 minutes. Inspectors frequent the area so make sure you find a parking space with sufficient time.
As we are a family-centred clinic, you are welcome to bring other family members or children with you to the appointment as needed.
However, given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you please limit bringing any additional people with you where possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss this matter prior to your appointment.
The initial consultation will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, to examine your child and depending upon their condition, to treat them. Follow-up treatments are shorter, and will take approximately 30 minutes.
For infant feeding issues, the initial consultation will take up to 75 to 90 minutes to complete, and may includes osteopathy in addition to lactation support. If a follow-up appointment for infant feeding is required, this may take up to 45 minutes.