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. 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.
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 Alison Fisher
Alison is a graduate from Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand where she gained her Bachelor in Applied Science and Master of Osteopathy. Alison has been a valued associate of Sutherland Osteopathy since 2013.
Outside of work Alison enjoys a range of sports including climbing, cycling, soccer and hockey. Her interest in Osteopathy originally stemmed from her own experience with sports injuries and, through this, she has developed a keen interest in the influence of exercise and daily living upon the body. Alison is an Osteopath who works with a beautiful blend of enthusiam, patient compassion, and skill.
Dr Joseph Henry
Originally from the Northern Rivers Region, Joe stumbled into osteopathy after seeing the great work some of his friends were involved in through their study. Although his introduction to osteopathy may not have been planned, his work and growth in the time since he made his decision has been successful and valued.
Receiving a SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health) scholarship helped him to thrive throughout his university years, sparking a passion that he followed all the way to Sydney. Always looking to further his education and experience, for Joe it’s all about the pride in seeing his patients’ lives improve as a result of their Osteopathic treatment.
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 our practice in 2017. 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 their exercise regimes.
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.