Our Osteopathy Team
Dane has been in the allied health industry for over 17 years working between Australia and overseas.
Dane opened Tonic in 2013 after working in a few other clinics in the area and realising that there was a need for an interrogative health clinic in the centre of town that hosted a variety of healthcare professionals.
Dane has a Diploma in Health Science, Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine. In 2015 he completed a masters research project on frozen shoulder through Southern Cross University.
Dane uses all this extensive experience and training along with current research and evidence in medicine, pain management, neuroscience and rehabilitation.
Working with physios, chiros, osteos and medical doctors here and overseas has given Dane the perspective that there should be better communication between professions throughout the healthcare sector leading to better outcomes for the community.
At Tonic, we aim to help with that communication.
Jasmine has been working in clinics for over 15 years. She has travelled extensively and worked in fields as diverse as the equine, fashion and hospitality industries. From these experiences, she has developed a capacity to relate to people in all age groups, and all walks of life. Her clinical experience as a massage therapist/clinical assistant in a variety of well-regarded natural and allied health clinics in Sydney’s CBD and Eastern suburbs gave her exposure to diverse methods of treatment and assessment models.
She earned both her undergraduate degree in health science and Master’s in osteopathic medicine at Southern Cross University, Jasmine’s master’s research on Dry needling Education standards have been published in the JATMS journal.
Her treatment style is a mixture of direct techniques (soft tissue massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, dry needling and HVLA) and Indirect techniques (osteopathy in the cranial field, strain counter strain, balanced ligamentous tension and functional technique). In the application of her treatment, she considers the fine balance between traditional osteopathic philosophy tempered by current evidence-based research.
In her spare time, she likes to be with her family, swim in the ocean, read books and to ponder what meals to make next.
Simon provides individualised holistic osteopathic treatment and cares to support patients to overcome pain and restore mobility and wellbeing. Simon has worked in the health industry for over a decade and has a background in sports and remedial massage. Simon has successfully worked with top sporting teams including the Queensland and New Zealand rugby league and New South Wales cricket teams.
Simon holds a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Clinical Science from Southern Cross University. He has also completed post-graduate training in the osteopathic treatment and care of babies. Simon elected to study Osteopathy to meet his interest in the human body and its capability for self-healing. Simon uses a broad range of treatment approaches and techniques in response to patient needs and offers education and support to enable people to take control of their pain and restore and revitalise health.
Simon is passionate about the treatment of acute and persistent pain, sports injuries and supporting expectant mothers. Simon offers a holistic, integrative approach which is tailored to individual needs and supported by current evidence and research in musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, neuroscience, pain and brain-body interactions.
Our Remedial Massage Team
Daniele began in orthopaedic and sports rehab as a functional rehabilitation therapist with a degree in sports rehabilitation from the University of Milan.
In his early career, Daniele worked closely with professional athletes from all sorts of discipline and also in the field of postural correction, using his experience and knowledge to treat conditions of the spine through specific movement.
Following this, Daniele attended S.O.M.A in Milan and graduate as a qualified Osteopath and completed multiple post-graduate certifications to support and expand his knowledge in the field of osteopathy.
In 2013 Daniele and his wife moved to Australia to expand their horizons and have an adventure. Here Daniele saw great opportunity to expand his knowledge and progress in his career.
With a particular interest in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including spinal and shoulder injuries, whiplash, TMJ and myofascial dysfunction, Daniele’s approach is thorough and individualised, using multiple techniques such as, dry needling, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, cranial therapy, myofascial release, MET and PNF stretching.
Daniele’s focus is on the client and their specific needs, with his kindness and caregivers heart Daniele’s treatment plans are always created with the individual in mind.
Joanne started her career as a Massage Therapist and Bodyworker over 20 yrs ago with a Diploma in Chinese Remedial Massage. She has worked for herself, in various Byron clinics, wellbeing centres and as an assistant to acupuncturists, learning cupping, moxa and warm needling first hand.
She is a 5th Dan in Aikido and brings this understanding of ki/energy and the healing arts of Aikido into her treatment sessions. In 2012 she studied Zen Thai Shiatsu and more recently the Mind therapies of PSYCH-K and Pach, which work with helping clear limiting subconscious beliefs and emotions.
Joanne is passionate about helping the body and mind move back into a state of harmony and has an intuitive style of bodywork, incorporating years of practice.
In her free time, she enjoys practising Aikido, playing with horses and moving and freeing the body through yoga, dance, walking, swimming and play.
Liam graduated with a diploma of remedial massage therapy from the Australian Institute of Applied Science in 2012.
He has worked alongside various health practitioners in Brisbane and gained experience in a range of modalities including deep tissue, cupping, lymphatic drainage and trigger point therapy. Liam travelled to India and took part in a 200hr yoga teacher training course in 2015. This has developed his holistic and balanced approach with specialised home care that has seen success in treating a diverse range of people, from professional athletes (cyclists, rowers, snowboarders and climbers) to all members of the family.
Jo has always had an interest in health and natural therapies, dabbling in short courses in Aromatherapy and Reflexology, before going on to complete a Diploma of Remedial Massage therapy mid 2016.
She has since studied a variety of other massage styles, including Zen Thai Shiatsu, Lomi-Lomi and Balinese Intuitive Massage, along with Fascial kinetics level 1 (Bowen therapy).
Jo likes to draw on these varied approaches to tailor her treatments to the individual, blending remedial and relaxation to support you to achieve positive health outcomes.
A qualified & experienced Disability Support worker, Jo works with people of all abilities and ages.
My first experience of hands-on healing was when I was about 6 years of age. My Fijian grandmamma had a lot of pain in her body. During my visits to her, a little tiger balm and coconut oil in hand, she would show me gentle muscle compressions and fluid lymphatic type movements along with her sore muscles. I will always remember the look of relief and satisfaction she would get after just a small amount of applied touch. As a massage therapist today, that pain relief is the most satisfying aspect of this healing art.
In 2005 I started my professional Massage journey in Lomi Lomi, a fluid Polynesian style of Massage that opens the heart and explores the energetic connections between the giver and receiver.
In 2017 I completed a Diploma In Remedial Massage.
My style is a combination of long fluid energetic movements, combined with specific deep tissue techniques and intention to rebalance those muscles out of balance. If you need it, I can incorporate Dry Needling and Cupping therapy into my treatments with you, as well as breathing, muscles stretch and strengthening exercises.
I love spending time with my teenage daughter, breathing outdoors, connecting with exploring my spiritual purpose in life.
Shannon uses more than 17 years of experience in Remedial Massage to help her clients move and feel better. Knowing that no single approach is the right one for every individual she has been trained in a range of modalities, from deep tissue to the lighter touch of lymphatic drainage, to benefit all bodies.
She first studied massage at the College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane with side courses in Aromatherapy and Nutrition. She then finished her Diploma in Kingscliff which focused a lot on sports/work related massage and muscle injuries.
In her free time, Shannon enjoys Yoga and exploring nature with her young family.