Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) – Victoria University
M.H.Sc (Osteo), MOA
Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) – Victoria University
Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education – Victoria University
Before my life as an osteopath I worked as a breakfast chef and I can still poach a mean egg!
I love cycling and take great pleasure in spending my days away from MOH riding Melbourne’s beautiful bike trails with my little girl on our giant trike made for 2.
I love working with patients with chronic pain and injury. I love the challenge and reward in helping them find ways to regain control over their own lives and to get back to doing things they thought they never would.
Chronic neck, back and shoulder injuries are my forte.
I’ve had plenty of my own health and injury challenges over the years, some minor and some major so I know what it’s like to be on the wrong side of the desk. I created MOH with the sole aim of keeping the ‘care’, front and centre in ‘healthcare’.
Della is the Practice Principal at MOH and a leader in the field of musculoskeletal health. She is a practicing academic, university lecturer and clinical tutor at Melbourne’s Victoria University.
Della plays a key role in teaching clinical and musculoskeletal anatomy to undergraduate students and neuroanatomy and clinical neuroscience to postgraduate students. She has been a dedicated member of the university’s Osteopathic Medicine Discipline for many years and has been instrumental in the restructuring of the osteopathic program to meet the future demands of the profession.
Della is a caring and passionate osteopath with a keen interest in rehabilitation of chronic musculoskeletal pain and injury for long term health. She firmly believes that the key to preventing many health problems from developing and recurring lies in educating our patients; arming them with an understanding of their pain and teaching them how to reduce or eliminate it.
Many years of CBD based practise have given Della much experience & success in relieving everyday neck pain, back pain and headaches associated with office work. She understands exactly how a stiff neck causes headaches or how a sore back gives you leg pain; and can explain to you in clear and simple terms, what can be done about it.
Della is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA), Medicare, TAC and the Victorian Workcover Authority. She is an Academic member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia and a full member of Sports Medicine Australia.