Need great osteopaths? Meet the team at Enhance Osteopathy Heidelberg!

Our practitioners are  fully registered & qualified with experience in direct structural techniques as well as more indirect cranial and biodynamic work. All of our treatments are tailored to suit each individual patient so you get the best care for you.

Dr Tiffany Rubach

Dr Tiffany Rubach
Principal Osteopath & Owner

DipRemMassg, BATh, B.App.Sc.(Comp Med), M.Ost, Member of Osteopathy Australia

Having treated patients for over fifteen years, initially as a Remedial Massage Therapist and then as an Osteopath, Tiffany took over the clinic from Margaret Matthews almost six years ago and is the owner and principal practitioner at Enhance Osteopathy in Heidelberg. She co-treated with Marg during the handover, when the clinic was called Simply Well, and now manages many of her patients.

Her treatment experience encompasses a broad base of patients - from general injury work, headaches, sports therapy and pregnant patients, through to recovery from more serious injury and surgery. Her particular passion is working with complex health care patients where a decrease in pain can mean so much to their quality of life.

Tiffany also taught anatomy to other osteopaths for three years at university level and is passionate about working in conjunction with other medical practitioners to provide whole-health solutions for her patients.

Experienced in direct structural osteopathic techniques as well as more gentle cranial and biodynamic osteopathy, Tiffany believes in tailoring her osteo treatments to suit each individual patient.

Having a down to earth manner so patients feel comfortable asking for what they want and voicing their concerns is also important to her, so if you know what works for you, or have a particular way you like to be treated, especially if you have had osteopathy before, she encourages you to speak up. She also believes in educating patients and improving health literacy so people can manage their own health better.

Tiffany treats a wide variety of ages, from early childhood through to older patients, and particularly enjoys getting to know whole families.

She is also passionate about what she calls "proper osteopathy" and spends a lot of time trying to learn as much about osteopathy as possible. She believes when you choose to be an osteopath you must keep learning your whole career and there are always new things to learn from osteopaths you admire.

More recently Tiffany has also started her first foray into teaching continuing professional development courses to qualified osteopaths. These courses are practical technique courses that teach osteopaths balanced ligamentous tension techniques, an indirect osteopathic technique that she uses frequently in her day to day practice.

When she’s not at work as an Osteopathy in Heidelberg Tiffany loves doing Tai Chi, spending time in the great outdoors and reading really long books.

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Dr Timothy Hender

Dr Timothy Hender

Tim has recently returned to Melbourne after working in Coffs Harbour and Enhance Osteopathy is very excited to have such a talented osteopath on board. While in Coffs Harbour he was mentored by an Osteopath with over 50 years experience, so he brings a wealth of knowledge and competence to his treatments.

He is a passionate, caring and empathic Osteopath. His treatment approach not only focuses on the site of pain but also identifying the primary cause of complaint to best help his patient’s recovery. By reaching the root cause of the problem future need for treatment can be greatly reduced.

Tim graduated from Victoria University with a bachelor degree in Science (Clinical Sciences) and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). This allows him to use a variety of techniques such as soft tissue therapy, joint articulations, joint manipulation, muscle energy techniques, cranial or indirect approaches and rehabilitation exercises to treat and manage many different conditions.

Tim has also worked as a sports trainer at the Ascot Vale football club, which has honed his skills in treating many different acute sporting injuries. However he definitely not limited to just sporting injuries. Like all our osteopaths at Enhance Osteopathy Tim is a great all rounder with experience in treating all age groups, from children to adults and a variety of conditions, including pre and post natal work and more complex health presentations.

In his spare time Timothy is an avid cricket player and a passionate Essendon supporter in the AFL.

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Dr Caryn Edwards

Dr Caryn Edwards
Registered Osteopath

Bsc(Ost) Hons, Member of Osteopathy Australia

Caryn obtained her degree in England, from the University of Wales, through the European School of Osteopathy, and qualified in 1997.

She worked for many years in Kent and in South London before migrating to live and work here in Australia, 12.5 years ago. She has been with Enhance Osteopathy in Heidelberg as a senior associate for over 5 years.

Caryn grew up in South Africa and has lived in a number of countries since. Her travels mean she has gained valuable experience in dealing with people and their wide variety of complaints.

An enthusiastic and dynamic Osteopath, Caryn enjoys working both with structural and cranial Osteopathy. Her techniques include soft tissue, articulation, mobilisation techniques and cranial among many others.

She commonly treats adults and children of all ages, including newborns, with conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches, sports injuries, postural problems, pregnancy complaints, repetitive strain injuries and many more.

Due to her training at the well-known European School of Osteopathy, Caryn likes to view and treat the body as a whole functioning unit and therefore takes an holistic approach to her treatments.

With many years of experience under her belt, she is able to deal proficiently with all musculoskeletal complaints. Caryn tries to educate her patients with exercise and lifestyle changes/advice where necessary to optimise the benefits of treatment and prevent further occurrence.

Caryn has a keen interest in workplace ergonomic assessment and its relationship with musculoskeletal injuries. She is currently doing more work in this field.

As Caryn has been practicing osteopathy for over 23 years she has completed more postgraduate continuing professional development (CDP) than most. These CPD courses have included learning in areas of surgery and outcomes, osteopathic techniques both structural and indirect, paediatrics, ergonomics and risk assessment and Buteyko and Wim Hoff breathing.

The list also includes technology updates in practice, headaches and migraine, concussion management, overview of shock wave and laser therapy and ultrasound in practice. Gut health and effects, common influences of inflammation, tongue and lip tie in infants, work on scoliosis, sleep and patient outcomes and swiss ball rehab work, to name just a few.

Caryn treated her first newborn patient while she was still a student at university over 24 years ago under the supervision of clinic tutors, since then she has cared for many hundreds, if not thousands of paediatric patients with a large a variety of complaints from sleep, irritability, digestive and tongue tie complaints as just an example. If you are concerned about bringing your child to the right practitioner Caryn offers a very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable approach to her paediatric osteopathy care, backed by many years of experience.

Within the week, Caryn balances looking after her family and looking after her patients. Being a mother has enriched Caryn's working life as she has a greater understanding of life's joys and challenges. In her spare time she remains active with walking, gym and karate. She also has interests in cooking, music, movie watching and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Dr Daniela De Fazio

App.Sc.(Clin,Sc.); B.Osteo. Sc, Grad Cert in Neo. & Infnt Paed Man. Thrpy

Daniela graduated from the 5 year full-time double degree course at RMIT University in 2002 and after working in the Heidelberg area for 19 years has recently relocated her practice to Enhance Osteopathy.

Daniela grew up in the northern suburbs and went to high school at the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy. Daniela speaks fluent Italian, coming from an Italian background and having studied it in high school. During her university years Daniela developed an interest in children’s health and osteopathic treatment during pregnancy. She has since undertaken further studies in the fields of cranial osteopathy, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. She maintains an interest in women’s health, particularly treating pregnant women.

Children’s Health

Through her heightened interest in children’s health, Daniela has focused her attention on learning as much about treating children, as an Osteopath as possible. Common conditions that affect infants and children include asthma, recurrent ear infections, scoliosis, or even “growing pains”. Often newborns are brought in for an assessment after a traumatic or difficult birth for a check-up. Osteopathic treatment to the young can be very rewarding as problems may be prevented from developing into chronic conditions in later years The holistic approach allows the body’s inherent self-healing mechanisms to assist the natural healing process. In 2011, Daniela completed a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Infant Paediatric Manual Therapy at Victoria University in Melbourne, furthering her knowledge in this area. Daniela has treated many children and enjoys the interaction with children as much as she enjoys seeing positive results.

Osteopathy and pregnancy

Osteopathic techniques during pregnancy are carefully selected. Common complaints associated with pregnancy include lower back pain, leg pain, and neck or shoulder pain. As a pregnancy progresses the extra weight can cause a shift in the body’s centre of gravity causing tight muscles leading to aches and fatigue. Daniela takes great care in assuring that the mother is comfortable and relaxed during the treatment so that she can give her patient the best care possible and achieves optimum results.

Daniela has held an assistant teaching position at the RMIT Bundoora campus, teaching the Osteopathic students. She has also served three years as a member on the Victorian State Council branch of the Australian Osteopathic Association. This role included two years as Continuing Professional Development Coordinator, which involved organising information seminars for Osteopaths to further their education in various fields. For several years, her role on State Council also led her to organise a stand at the annual Melbourne Pregnancy, Babies and Children Expo where Osteopathy is promoted to the public.

Daniela’s newest role is that of a mother and with the knowledge that comes through experience she continues to contribute to promoting Osteopathy and its benefits for pregnant women and children of all ages.

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