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Dr Katrina Caine (Kate)

Dr Katrina Caine (Kate)

Osteopath

Masters of Health (Osteopathy) Victoria University
B.Sci (Clinical Sciences) Victoria University
B.App.Sci (Medical Laboratory Science) RMIT

Cert IV (Pilates) Breathe Education
Dip. Remedial Massage MIMT
Cert IV (Sports Massage) MIMT

I graduated as an Osteopath from VU with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Masters of Health (Osteopathy). I also have a Bachelor of Applied Science from RMIT and qualifications in Pilates, Dry Needling, Sports Massage and Remedial Massage.

I have taught anatomy to massage therapists and supervised anatomical dissections for Osteopathic students at Victoria University. I love to teach as it keeps my knowledge sharp, I enjoy watching students have their ‘lightbulb’ moments and because they always have a curly question to ask that makes me question what I know!

I started life as a medical scientist, working in both Australia and the UK in areas ranging from Forensic to Veterinary Pathology. I decided on a change of career and studied remedial and sports massage and ran my own soft tissue therapy practice in Essendon for 12 years before deciding to go back to study (again!) and join the wonderful world of Osteopathy.

I enjoy treating all types of people from the young to the young at heart using a variety of skills, a keen ear and a wide referral network to meet their needs.

As an Osteopath, I work with musculoskeletal injuries  (joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons) but Osteopathy can benefit a wide range of conditions such as asthma and digestive issues, period pain and autoimmune conditions by treating the tissues in and around these conditions such as muscles, ligaments, fascia and the organs themselves (liver, bowel, bladder etc). Treatment may not be curative but can help with the management of pain, discomfort and frequency/severity of symptoms.

Areas of Interest:

OK…self-confessed nerd alert coming up!

I love to learn about new things that interest me and benefit my patients.

  • I have an ongoing interest in how the nervous system controls movement and how this can help people move beautifully and safely.
  • I am also developing my interest in how the nervous system responds to pain, especially persistent or long-standing pain and education/strategies that lead to a better quality of life.
  • I’m learning more about the interface between movement quality and strength (vs traditional strength training) as both are important for the long term health of the mind and body.
  • I’m interested in the Osteopathic treatment of fascia which can be very helpful to patients who are ‘always stiff’….feel free to ask me questions!

Outside of Osteopathy, I like to travel, read, cook, garden, get into, onto or under the water, do Yoga, Pilates and Weights and be outdoors.  Oh, I also love Champagne and Gin!

I don’t follow sports avidly but love to watch the way they move and have been known to watch AFL if Carlton is playing to keep up the family tradition.