Dr. Lauren Ivett
Lauren’s interest in holistic human health and well-being started at a very young age, after sustaining numerous painful injuries during her elite gymnastics career. She was fascinated by how her body responded to treatment by the various allied health modalities she utilised and it was these experiences and her unwavering passion for human health that lead her to her career in Osteopathy.
Having experienced firsthand the benefits of the holistic approach to treatment in her own recovery, Lauren’s aim is to recognise and manage the various causes of injury and pain whether physical, ergonomic, or psychological. Lauren has a specific interest in neck and back pain, headaches, sporting injuries, and chronic pain management. She also has an interest in the management of the well-studied relationship between pain perception, mental health, and sleep. Her focus is to help encourage patients to take an active role in managing their health while navigating the aggravating factors present in daily life.
As well as utilising Osteopathic techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, and manipulation, Lauren has also undertaken additional study and is qualified in advanced dry needling, electrotherapy, and cupping, advocating strongly for the benefits of dry needling as a supplement to osteopathic treatment. Additionally, Lauren is currently undertaking further and ongoing studies into craniosacral therapy.
Lauren graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). Lauren also holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, majoring in Human Physiology and Development.