Victoria McLelland – Registered Osteopath
Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) 2003
Masters of Osteopathy 2005
Victoria McLelland is a qualified and nationally registered Osteopath, who is a member of Osteopathy Australia. Since completing her Masters in 2005, Victoria has been in private practice on the Gold Coast. She operates an Osteopathic clinic for the whole family, with a clinical interest in paediatrics and pregnancy. This led her in October 2013 to open up within the My Own Midwife GC group. Between the years of 2014 to 2016 Victoria has treated over 250 adults and 2500 children in a clinical setting. After 5 years of working within the midwifery group, in March 2019 Victoria joined ION Osteopaths and Well Child Clinic. She continues to treat newborns, children and women of all ages within this new clinic setting.
Victoria has a referral system in place and where indicated works alongside midwives, lactation consultants, child health care nurses, dentists, doctors and other health care providers; to ensure the best possible outcome for the health of you and your family.
Osteopathy is a system of healthcare that has a professional focus on the management of pain and the treatment of conditions that affect the body. Practitioners combine a developed sense of touch with an understanding of functional anatomy, to assess for patterns of strain. These patterns of strain may be due to trauma, sustained poor postures or other stressors. Osteopaths then have a wide-range of hands-on techniques that are used to help alleviate these painful dysfunctions, commonly found in the joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue.
Schedule of Fees:
Initial Child / Adult Consultation and Treatment $115
Subsequent or Follow up Child /Adult Treatment $95
EFTPOS facilities. Private health insurance rebates available through HICAPS in clinic. GP referral required only for EPC / CDM plans.
Osteopathy is a hands on manual therapy. Techniques used by Victoria on pregnant women, teenages and adults generally include a combination of stretches or massage; mobilisation or manipulation of specific joints; fascial unwinding and / or Osteopathy in the cranial field. Techniques for newborns, infants and younger children are generally confined to Osteopathy in the cranial field; gentle fascial unwinding and/or slow rhythmic movements and articulations. As per Osteopathy Australia’s position statement, there is no ‘cracking’ techniques performed on children under the age of 7 years.
On both adults and children, some intra-oral techniques or assessments may be performed if required. An example of this would be treating jaw dysfunction or checking a babies mouth for adequate tongue function. As these can be considered invasive techniques, consent will be sought and gloves used for hygenic purposes.
The Osteopathic treatment is an individually tailored program, if there are any concerns about particular techniques, please talk to Victoria about these.
Osteopathy Australia Position Statement: osteopathic treatment for babies, infants and young children.