Together, our team are committed to helping clients achieve holistic wellness. As well as all completing their Bachelors and Masters degrees to attain their registration, all of the Osteopaths at Sutherland Osteopathy are members of Osteopathy Australia, our national professional body. This requires us to consistently uphold high standards of professional conduct along with evidence-based practice and safety in all areas.
Dr Kerrin Murnane
It was a passion to contribute to people’s wellness, and a natural inclination to hands on manual therapy, that led Principal and owner of Sutherland Osteopathy, Kerrin Murnane to become an Osteopath. Ever since opening in 2008, her goal has been to ensure Sutherland Osteopathy is not only a place where people come for pain relief, resolution and management of their ailments, but also a calm and friendly environment, where members of our local community can feel welcome, see smiles and hear laughter. Her areas of interest are musculoskeletal pain, arthritic pain, headaches, jaw pain, and women’s health.
Other experience, roles and recognition:
- Lectured at University level in Anatomy and various Osteopathic techniques
- Clinical Supervisor and Examiner in the UWS Allied Health Student Clinic
- Practitioner Member on the Osteopathic Tribunal, ensuring the standards and reputation of her chosen profession are maintained.
- Current- Vice President of the NSW Osteopathy Council
Mother to three children, Kerrin has an an understanding and appreciation of the busy-ness of modern day life, the external demands it places upon us – and, importantly, how that shows up in our bodies.
Dr Nicole Rogers
Growing up a dancer, Nicole has always been thinking about what it takes to stay fit and healthy while pursuing dancing – whether as a hobby or as a profession. As the former owner of a dance school, she loved getting alongside kids and families as they grew in their expertise and helping them to learn the correct techniques.
With a passion for researching and investigating new information in osteopathy, Nicole loves developing her knowledge and expertise every day and is always looking for ways to improve. Her rich background in dancing has taught her that no two dancers are the same, just the same as no two people are the same and she treats everyone as uniquely as they are. Nicole has been a member of the Sutherland Osteopathy team since 2008, and her presence and impact she has in the clinic is a cornerstone of our culture and workplace happiness
Dr Natalie Challinor
Hailing from the UK, Natalie’s interest in sports and horse riding lead her to a passion for Osteopathy. Finishing up her studies at the British School of Osteopathy in London, she set out on a mission to find some sunshine and a better balance of work and play. After finding her way to Sydney, she joined Sutherland Osteopathy 2017, and has fit in splendidly ever since. In her spare time, you can find Natalie sniffing out the best coffee haunts in Sydney and exploring new restaurants.
With a special interest in treating women before, during and after pregnancy, Natalie loves seeing the changes in her patients throughout treatment. For her, it’s all about seeing her patients gain the confidence to perform daily tasks and exercise regimes.
Dr Sarah Lal
Sarah graduated with a Masters degree from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in London and came to Australia in 2015. Sarah is known for her empathetic and kind-hearted nature; she believes in getting to know her patients well, and thereby identifying causes of tensions and weaknesses with the aim to rebalance the body. Sarah particularly enjoys treating pregnant women and aiding post-partum recovery. Sarah incorporates hands-on techniques including anything from strong massage and joint manipulation, to gentle fascial, cranial and visceral technique to ensure pain reduction and to improve the body’s function. Sarah has also completed the P-DTR foundation course, a revolutionary functional neurology technique to allow finding and eliminating the root cause of the problem. Sarah endeavours to help anybody who walks through the door; a thorough assessment and Sarah’s attention to detail will ensure satisfying results and/or appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals where required.
Dr Lauren Griffiths
M.App. Sci(Osteo) M. Osteo
Originally from Tasmania, Lauren pursued a career in Osteopathy after becoming enthralled by the Osteopathic treatment she received for her numerous sporting injuries in her teenage years. She moved to Melbourne in order to complete her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy, where she excelled and later received a University Award for her efforts. Lauren also travelled to London to stay at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) where she had the opportunity to work in specialised clinics treating HIV sufferers and expectant mothers.
Lauren has a strong passion for educating and empowering her patients to achieve their goals and better health outcomes. She has a wide range of interests ranging from sports injuries to women’s health and believes every patient should have a personalised treatment plan.
When Lauren is not helping her patients in the clinic, she enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors, travelling the world, but most of all, spending time with friends and family.
Dr Kate Major
M.App. Sci(Osteo) M. Osteo
Growing up with back pain, it was Kate’s own personal experience with the benefits of osteopathic treatment that led her into the profession. Kate graduated with a Master of Osteopathy in 2013 and spent three years working in New Zealand before heading to Sydney to expand her horizons. She combines her accomplished manual therapy skills with exercise prescription in order to encourage her patients to return to full function as soon as possible. She loves helping clients regain confidence in their bodies and get back into activities they once enjoyed, or help them perform new activities, that they never thought they would.
Kate enjoys treating adults of all ages and backgrounds, but has a particular interest in the treatment and management of women during and post-pregnancy. She has completed post-graduate training to extend her knowledge in this area, and previously worked alongside two midwifery clinics in New Zealand. Kate has also completed the GEMt dry needling training, which she confidently incorporates into treatment where necessary.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Dip.Rem.Mas. Cert.4 Sports Trainer
Starting at Sutherland Osteopathy after coming highly recommended from a member of the teaching staff at TAFE, Lea is our resident Remedial Massage Therapist. Having grown up involved in a myriad of sports and passing that passion down to her three children, she knows the importance of staying in the best shape, ready to tackle anything that an active lifestyle throws at you.
Lea wears two hats; not only is she our Massage Therapist, she’s also a personal trainer, regularly running exercise classes. With a particular focus on rehabilitation and helping the elderly to stay agile, she combines her knowledge and experience from both occupations to make sure her clients are keeping fit, healthy and mobile.
We are very lucky at Sutherland Osteopathy to have such brilliant and committed support staff. This not only makes the clinic a happy and cohesive place to be, but assists the practitioners to apply themselves as best they can to your needs.
Those of you who are already familiar with Sutherland Osteopathy, will be well aware that Natalie is much more than your typical Practice Manager. Natalie joined Sutherland Osteopathy in 2014, and has been keeping us organised and ensuring that the clinic runs as smoothly as possible ever since. She consistently goes above and beyond for our patients, and us- the practitioners, constantly displaying genuine care and efforts when dealing with the intricacies of appointment and people management. Not a day goes by without hearing, “Thanks Natalie”… many times over!
Alyce started at Sutherland Osteopathy as a Junior Receptionist, working whilst completing her schooling, and luckily for us, she has been able to continue working with us around her study commitments ever since. Over the years, Alyce has proven to be a reliable and pleasant young lady with an eye for detail. Alyce will always endeavour to help our patients, and if she can’t, she will find someone who can.
Georgina is the newest member of our reception team and has fit in beautifully. After leaving her career in the corporate sector to raise her cherished children, Georgina has found that her organisation skills and work ethic were right there waiting to be appreciated and utilised. Georgina will also do her best to ensure you feel warm and welcome at Sutherland Osteopathy as soon as you call or walk through the door.