What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of complementary medicine which provides you with treatment that is predominantly ‘hands on’. Osteopaths are of firm belief that structure and function are inter-related and as a form of complementary medicine it thrives on this principle.


An osteopath targets the source of the patients’ presenting complaint. Diagnosis is based on clinical history and physical examination. Treatments are one on one and vary endlessly depending on the patients’ diagnosis.


In Australia, Osteopaths are required to undertake a minimum of 5 years of study which comprises of a 3 year Bachelor of Clinical Science, followed by a 2 year Masters of Health Science. Osteopaths are also required to continually enhance their skills with professional courses year on year.

Meet The Team

Our Treatment Process

Dr. Arantxa Pearson 

Dr. Arantxa Pearson is the principal osteopath at Osteowise Health Care - Sydenham. She graduated from Victoria University and  furthered skills in Dry needling. 

Arantxa is a dedicated and passionate primary health care practitioner. Her osteopathic consults focusses on treating the source of your pain with a hands on approach. She firmly believes that patient education and rehabilitation is vital to the recovery of all musculoskeletal, work and sports injuries. 

Arantxa's special interests include pregnancy care, headaches, back pain and jaw issues.


Dr. Christopher Hughes

Dr. Christopher Hughes has a passion for sport, movement and human anatomy which lead him to complete a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University.


Chris has been heavily involved in sport his whole life, which allows him to acknowledge the importance of optimal function of the body as a whole. Using this approach, Chris focuses on being a structural osteopath with an emphasis on soft tissue work, joint articulation and joint manipulation. He has also furthered his skills in Dry Needling which he uses where appropriate.


In the clinic, Chris takes a particular interest to exercise and sport specific rehabilitation, lower limb complaints, headaches, and loves to see people smash their health and fitness goals.

Dr.Aziza Aziz

Dr. Aziza Aziz completed her Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT University.


She has furthered her studies in pediatric and pregnancy osteopathy. 

Having over a decade of hands on experience she is excited to provide her expertise to the Sydenham Community. 

Aziza incorporates a structural and cranial approach to provide her patients with the best approach and guidance to treatment. 

On a personal note Aziza is a bubbly and fun loving practitioner, who will make  you laugh while using her iron hands during treatment. 


Dry Needling
Spinal Manipulation
Joint Mobilisation
Monitoring Progress