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Our Practitioners

Healthwise practitioners are a team of experts in their profession and focus on patient care and maximum recovery for their patients. Identifying the source of the problem, consultation to determine an appropriate solution, regular review of progress and adjustments to therapy as required, ultimately provides the fastest solution and best level of care possible.

Please review our practitioner’s qualifications and profiles and if you have any enquiries call our reception on (02) 8376 8738.

Team David Osteopath

Dr. David Sparavec

D.Osteopathy
Grad.Dip
M.App.Sc

Yasmin osteopath at Healthwise

Dr. Yasmin Fitton

D.O. (London)
British School of Osteopathy 

Marcus osteopath at Healthwise

Dr. Marcus Von Mengersen

Bachelor Science (Clinical Science)
Masters Health Science (Osteopathy)

Team David Osteopath

Dr David Sparavec

D.Osteopathy
Grad.Dip
M.App.Sc

David Sparavec is a registered osteopath and chiropractor. He commenced commenced practice in 1983, after graduating from the Pacific College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctorate in Osteopathy. He furthered his learning some years later at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, completing a Masters in Applied Science Degree (majoring in Musculoskeletal Management) and achieving a High Distinction for his research thesis.

David has also completed numerous postgraduate courses and training within the Musculoskeletal field to remain at the forefront of his profession. Intra-professionally, he is a past president of the Australian Osteopathic Association (N.S.W.) and has held a number of committee positions on the N.S.W. Osteopathic and Chiropractors Registration Board.

David has also been a key note speaker at a number of national conferences and has lectured in numerous of post-graduate seminars, speaking mainly in the field of patient treatment plan management. During his Masters Degree studies David investigated the conservative management of lumbar spine disc herniation (or “slipped disc” as it is commonly known). His research has given him a strong understanding of the condition and its management via non-surgical methods. Some of the key findings in his research were:

  • It is estimated that 90% of all back surgeries are unnecessary
  • Studies have demonstrated that people who undergo surgery are worse off after a 2-year follow up than people who had conservative non-surgical management.
  • Manipulative treatment for disc herniation is very effective and safe.

 

David’s expertise has attracted patients from all over Australia seeking a non-surgical resolution to this disabling condition, as many osteopaths and chiropractors are reluctant to treat this condition due to its complexity. David has had over 30 years of experience in managing this condition and has corrected and managed many people who would have undergone back surgery if they followed an orthopaedic surgeon’s or neurosurgeon’s advice.

Over the years, David has concentrated on chronic pain management and acute disc injury treatment. Some of the other conditions that David manages are:

  • Lower back pain related to pregnancy
  • Acute low back pain
  • Acute neck pain
  • Chronic Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Chronic and acute tendon conditions
  • Headaches
  • Knee and Ankle conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions associated with asthma

 

David uses a wide variety of treatment techniques and the most up-to-date electro-therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, laser and interferential therapy.

At your initial consultation, David takes a comprehensive history and conducts a thorough head to toe examination which will provide a diagnosis. From that diagnosis a treatment plan is developed and discussed with you prior to the commencement of treatment. Some of your examination may include:

  • Computerised foot scanning to assess for pronation
  • Real time diagnostic ultrasound
  • X-rays or CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Laboratory blood tests

 

These tests are provided on site or referred externally where appropriate.

David firmly believes in the Healthwise practice mission statement:

All of his patients are well educated about their condition and an emphasis on self management is encouraged.

David’s Availability

Monday

 

At Healthwise North Sydney Clinic

Tuesday

 

At Healthwise Eastwood Clinic

Wednesday

 

At Healthwise North Sydney Clinic

Thursday

 

At Healthwise Eastwood Clinic

Yasmin osteopath at Healthwise

Dr. Yasmin Fitton

D.O. (London)

British School of Osteopathy

YASMIN Fitton is an experienced registered osteopath who qualified from the renowned British School of Osteopathy in 1991.
 
She has completed numerous post graduate courses both in Sydney and London and has worked closely with a number of medical specialists in the fields of pain and inflammation management.
 
With over 30 years of clinical experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal problems she has an interest in treating headaches, neck and shoulder conditions, and tennis elbow, as well as lower back, hip, knee and foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis.
 
Using a whole-body philosophy to find the root cause of  pain and discomfort her treatments include a combination of gentle hands-on osteopathic techniques such as muscle soft tissue and myofascial release, trigger point release, joint mobilisation and manipulation to help release tension, pain and increase general mobility. Cold laser therapy comprising red and infra light is included in her treatments for both acute and chronic conditions.
 
To achieve long term results she prescribes specific stretching and strengthening exercises combined with education and advice to support the body’s natural healing process.
 

Yasmin’s Availability

Tuesday

 

At Healthwise North Sydney Clinic

Thursday

 

At Healthwise North Sydney Clinic

 

Marcus, osteopath at Healthwise

Dr. Marcus Von Mengersen

Bachelor Science (Clinical Science) Masters Health Science (Osteopathy)

(02) 8376 8738

Marcus has 23 years of clinical experience. He completed his Masters Degree in the biomechanics of lifting.

Marcus firstly takes a comprehensive history from each patient and then performs a thorough physical examination. He provides a comprehensive report of his findings outlining the patient’s diagnosis and any treatment that may be required.

Marcus uses traditional osteopathic techniques as well as implementing the very latest technology in diagnostic and treatment equipment.

Each treatment program is tailored to the patient’s condition and is constantly monitored and reviewed as progressive improvement is made.

Patients are given home based stretching and strengthening exercises to assist in the rehabilitation process and help to prevent further injuries.

Marcus works closely with other health care professionals such as naturopaths and massage therapists to ensure your health requirements are met.

For more information on Osteopathy please click here.

“I have been seeing Marcus over a few years and from last year he has been treating my children for various issues. Marcus is very thorough and takes the time to explain the issue and your treatment plan. Marcus is constantly researching and keeps abreast of industry trends and new technologies / treatments. He is also very knowledge in other fields/area which may have any direct or indirect impact to his Osteo practices” – From Marcus’ Whitecoat profile

Marcus’s Availability

Monday

 

At Healthwise North Sydney Clinic

Tuesday

 

At Healthwise Eastwood Clinic

Wednesday

 

At Healthwise North Sydney Clinic

Thursday

 

At Healthwise Eastwood Clinic

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Email

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Address

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