Adam Beckman – Osteopath
Adam completed his Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University and has been working in Croydon since 2009. He took over the practice at the end of 2010 and rebranded the business to Healing Hands Osteopathy.
Adam loves being an osteopath. He gets a lot of satisfaction from seeing the relief patients get after a treatment and enjoys finding strategies to overcome, manage and prevent people’s injuries. He has an easy-going nature and always puts his patients’ comfort and needs before anything else.
Adam has a passion for human movement and educating patients on postural awareness. He strongly encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, and believes that many of the issues he treats can be minimised by applying this philosophy. He has a strong focus on educating patients how they can use their bodies better. This gives patients insight into why they are getting their pain, and what they can do to prevent their pain altogether.
Adam uses a gentle, structural approach to his treatment. He is careful to explain what he is trying to achieve at every stage of the treatment and will adapt the techniques he uses to ensure every patient is comfortable throughout. He also runs clinical pilates classes which are focussed on postural awareness and correct muscle activation. This compliments the “hands-on” work to ensure patients not only get symptomatic relief but are actually improving the underlying cause of their pain.
When not at work, Adam loves spending time with his wife and 2 young boys. He has a 3 year old and a 1 year old who keep him on his toes and ensure that life never has a dull moment. Adam’s other passion is running. He tries to run at least 4 times per week and loves competing in various fun runs around Melbourne.
Stephanie Klupacs – Osteopath
Stephanie has completed her Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University and began working at Healing Hands Osteopathy in 2013.
She is a bubbly, enthusiastic osteopath who always strives to get the best results for her patients. She has recently finished her Master’s degree, studying the effects of Osteopathic techniques on lung function. Whilst gaining experience working in a number of different environments, she has developed a keen interest in treating headaches and foot complaints.
When not at work, Stephanie is a very active person who enjoys playing sports. She is involved with 3 netball teams and has been practicing ballet for many years. She has also traveled through the US and lived in Italy for a short period.
Steph is currently on Maternity leave.
Kate Betlinski– Osteopath
Kate completed her Masters in Osteopathy at RMIT and began working at Healing Hands Osteopathy in 2018.
She is a passionate, caring osteopath who uses a variety of techniques to ensure the best possible result for her patients. Kate has also done extensive training in dry needling and is looking to extend her knowledge in clinical pilates.
When not at work, Kate loves playing music and in particular likes to sing. She is a fan of playing board games and goes scuba diving when she finds the time.
Samantha Kelly – Osteopath
As a teenager, Samantha was fascinated by how the human body worked. This interest lead her to discover the holistic nature of Osteopathy and how it can assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal injuries.
Samantha has a background in Remedial Massage Therapy which allowed her to gain much experience in the industry and develop key skills that she draws upon in her Osteopathic practice. She has completed many courses including Myofascial Dry Needling and Chronic Pain Management to further enhance her Osteopathic skills.
Samantha uses a wide variety of techniques in her treatments. These include structural mobilisation/ articulation techniques, as well as gentle indirect techniques. This allows her to adapt her treatment to the individual so she can achieve the best results for her patients.
Outside of work, Samantha loves to get outdoors. She enjoys keeping fit and active, but can also be found in a comfortable chair reading a good book.
Jesse Butcher – Osteopath
Graduating from RMIT University with a double bachelor degree in Health Science and Applied Science (Osteopathy), Jesse uses a structural approach to treatment and looks at the impact that exercise, supplementation, diet, posture, the workplace and other lifestyle factors can have on his patient’s recovery and pain management.
Playing representative football from a young age, Jesse was exposed to the benefits of Osteopathy through his own injuries as a young athlete, which ultimately led him to pursue a career in Osteopathy.
His major interests lie in sport rehabilitation, exercise prescription/modification and enjoys helping to educate patients about their pain and injury so that patients can play a more active role in their recovery process.
Jesse has undertaken extensive training in dry needling and cupping. He often will use this as an adjunct to his treatments if required to help patients suffering headaches, migraines, muscle strains, joint sprains and general muscle aches.
Jesse is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, he continues to play senior football and enjoys challenging himself with anything physical.
Jesse is with us most days during the week and is registered with all major healthcare providers.
Emily Caldwell – Osteopath
Emily’s passion for Osteopathy began from an interest in how the body works and its ability to heal. Emily has been a passionate dancer for 24 years and therefore has a good understanding of how the body moves and functions.
Emily graduated from Deakin University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science. Whilst completing this degree Emily worked as a sports trainer at a VFL club which allowed her to see lots of sporting injuries and work with elite athletes.
In 2018 Emily completed a Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT. Emily has also completed postgraduate courses in Dry needling and myofascial cupping. In her last year at RMIT Emily was lucky enough to travel to India for 4 weeks and treat in 2 orthopedic hospitals, co-treating with highly regarded doctors and surgeons.
Outside of the clinic, Emily loves to dance, her favourite style being ballet, in which she also teaches. Emily also loves travelling, going to the footy, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Kerrie de Kusel – Massage Therapist
Kerrie joined the Healing Hands team in May 2014. She has been qualified as a remedial massage therapist since 2011. As of 2019 she obtained accreditation as a certified remedial specialist with Massage & Myotherapy Australia.
Her goal is simple – to achieve a better state of well being for her clients. Kerrie is committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives whether that is unwinding from the everyday stresses of life or addressing the recovery and prevention of soft tissue injuries.
Kerrie strives to really get to know people and why they are seeking a massage. Helping them to understand not only how and why their muscles and tendons do what they do but also the overall benefits of massage whether that be Remedial or Relaxation.
So whether you have never had a massage before and not sure what to expect; suffer from stress and tiredness or you suffer from a chronic soft tissue injury then Kerrie will be able to assist.
Kerrie’s spare time is taken up with gardening, reading and house renovations.
Elisabeth Watson – Receptionist
Elisabeth has been an integral part of the Healing Hands team since 2011. She is the smiling face when you walk in the door and the helpful voice taking your calls on the phone. Elisabeth loves getting to know our patients and enjoys having a chat with anyone and everyone; she is a fantastic receptionist and we are lucky to have her!
Growing up in Ringwood and living in Kilsyth for years, she knows the area like the back of her hand. Although she has now moved out to Three Bridges, she still feels very connected to the area.
When Elisabeth is not at work, she loves spending time with her grand kids. With 6 grandkids to play with, she rarely has a spare moment but somehow still finds time to work on her property and get away in her caravan.
Linda Wheaton – Receptionist
Linda has lived locally in Ringwood East for the past 20 years. She lives with her husband, 3 children and a naughty cat.
She loves spending time with her family, going for long walks, reading, watching the footy and running her kids around to various sporting activities all weekend long!