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About Us

Chris E. Kelly
BSc (Clin Sc) MHSc (Osteo) MOA
Registered Osteopath

Chris is a registered Osteopath and the founder of OSTEOPIC ® - Osteopathy, Pain & Injury Clinic. Chris completed his five-year Osteopathic double degree course (Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) & Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)) at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Constituting part of his postgraduate Masters Degree, Chris conducted research studying the effects of hamstring stretching amongst hockey players.

Upon graduation Chris worked as an associate in Hobart, before travelling to Dublin, Ireland in 2003, founding Northside Osteopathy. Chris was a founding member of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland (OCI)

Chris has a special interest in sports injuries particularly hamstring injuries, whiplash disorders,disc injuries and pregnancy related conditions. 

Ms Ouita Spalding
BSc (Clin Sc) MHSc (Osteo) MOA
Registered Osteopath

Ouita graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Health Science. She is a member of Osteopathy Australia. After graduation Ouita worked in Melbourne before relocating to Hobart in 2017.

Alongside acute and chronic spinal complaints, Ouita takes a special interest in upper limb and neck injuries. She has a passion for rock climbing, hiking, canoeing and just about anything involving the great outdoors.

Ouita uses a variety of techniques to suit the individual, with further qualifications in Remedial Massage and Dry Needling. She has a holistic approach, often prescribing exercise rehabilitation and lifestyle modifications to complement her hands-on therapy.

Ms Alira Jensen
BSc (Clin Sc) MHSc (Osteo) MOA
Registered Osteopath & Pilates Instructor

Alira incorporates her knowledge of Osteopathy and Pilates into treatment by treating the body holistically and providing education to patients that assists with the management and prevention of further pain.

Alira graduated from Victoria University (VU) in 2009 with a degree in Clinical Science and a Masters in Health Sciences (Osteopathy). During her masters course she completed a research paper studying chronic pain and its relationship with illness perception, anxiety and depression.

After graduating from VU Alira practiced Osteopathy both in Tasmania and New South Wales. Alira completed both introductory and advanced courses in Trigger Point Dry Needling; a treatment technique, which uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. (

Alira has also undertaken a BASI Pilates comprehensive teacher training course. Pilates is an excellent way to gain awareness about your body, to strengthen your core and encourage the body to move with maximum symmetry and ease. She has found it an extremely beneficial and complimentary practice to Osteopathy.

Alira treats a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints with a particular interest in headache disorders, neck and lower back pain.

Ms Anna Mangan
BSc BHSc/BAppSc (Osteo)
Registered Osteopath

Anna completed her studies in Osteopathy at RMIT (Melb) and has since undertaken further studies in dry needling, cupping and clinical pilates. She completed an internship at Mumbai’s Sport Medicine Clinic working with pre and post operative orthopaedic patients aiding in their rehabilitation.

Anna’s passion as an Osteopath is in helping her patients to achieve their goals and improvements in () health. She treats a wide range of clinical presentations.

Anna has a keen interest in treating patients suffering from headache, jaw and neck pain and enjoys taking a multi-faceted treatment approach to all conditions, especially incorporating elements from the patient’s daily life to ensure a more successful outcome. This approach may include manual osteopathic treatment, rehabilitation, education and aftercare.

What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an holistic and practical therapy of manual medicine, which focuses on restoring and maintaining optimal health
Opening hours:
9.00AM - 5.30PM
Monday - Friday

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