Della is the Practice Principal at Melbourne Osteohealth and a leader in the field of musculoskeletal health. She is a practicing academic, university lecturer and clinical tutor at Melbourne’s Victoria University (view Della’s Victoria University profile).
Della plays a key role in educating up-coming osteopathic students; 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 graduated from Melbourne’s Victoria University with a master’s degree in health sciences, majoring in osteopathy. Her master’s thesis investigated the critical factors in safe and effective manipulation. Della has since gone on to undertake post-professional training and education in a Clinical Pilates and Rehabilitation, Running Biomechanics and Running Injury Prevention.
Della is a caring and passionate osteopath with particular interest in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury for long term health and function. 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 the causes of their pain and teaching them how to reduce or eliminate them. Many years of city based practise have given Della much experience & success in relieving the everyday neck pain, back pain and headaches associated with workplace ergonomics. 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.