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Hills Osteopaths Practice Manager
Your first port of call at Hills Osteopaths is our Practice Manager, Suzie, who always treats every enquiry and appointment scheduled with dilligence and confidentiality.
Principal. Registered Osteopath
The Hills Osteopathic practice was established and is managed by Dr. Julian Howard.
In 1993 he experienced a life changing event. His son had a difficult birth which left him vomiting and unsettled. There appeared to be nothing that could be done for him, but then at 10 days old Julian took him to the Osteopathic Centre for Children in (Farringdon, London). Julian became fascinated by osteopathy and amazed by the range of illnesses and conditions that could be treated. Julian decided that if he ever changed career this was what he would like to do. Eventually he sold his business and went back to university to study for the BSc degree in Osteopathic Medicine. Julian graduated with First Class Honours. The wheel turned full circle, as in 2007 Julian completed a two years Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, and has worked alongside some of the best osteopaths in the UK.
As a result of this, Julian has a particular interest and clinical experience in working with babies and children and pregnant and post-partum mums, as well as regular practice experience in private clinic since 2005. Following on from his successful UK practice, Julian set up Hills Osteopathic practice in Castle Hill after moving to Sydney in 2007.
Dr. Howard's qualification CV and CPD information.
Vanessa Zalloua joined Hills Osteopaths in 2022, having been qualified podiatrist as a podiatrist for over 25 years. Vanessa has worked in Beecroft and at Thompsons Corner in West Pennant Hills.
Vanessa combines an awesome knowledge of lower limb and foot anatomy with a great understanding of gait biomechanics. She can help with a range of foot and gait issues from heel pain to ingrown toenails to dead skin.
She has helped numerous children with foot pain as a result of sport, many who have gone on to achieve in national level events. Vanessa loves helping the older patient as well, someone who experiences pain walking in their everyday shoes.
Vanessa may take a mould of your foot if she thinks orthotics are required, but before that she will investigate the simplest and easiest solutions for your problem. In a recent case, a 60 year old gentleman, physically active but overweight, had chronic foot and knee pain. He had been using orthotics for 20 years, but had never had them reassessed or replaced. Vanessa did a thorough examination and removed them, replacing them progressively over a period of weeks with less and less intervention. Ultimately, the gentleman walked away with no foot or knee pain and a pair of $5 orthotics. Vanessa will always do the best she can for you.
10 Simple Reasons you might want to see Vanessa:
You're starting to run regularly. ...
You feel joint pain in your feet or ankles. ...
You have diabetes. ...
Heel pain is limiting your activities. ...
You have a stubborn ingrown toenail. ...
You suspect a sprain, strain, or broken bone. ...
You need foot surgery. ...
You have a bothersome corn or callus.
Practitioner Training & Regulation
Osteopaths are skilled practitioners.
When studying in the UK Julian undertook a 4 year degree program which was underpinned by clinical training. Such training has a substantial overlap with traditional medical training, covering anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, bio-mechanics and clinical methods. Training also included time spent in the dissection rooms of University College Hospital London. With such experience osteopaths are able to identify conditions where osteopathy treatment is not appropriate and refer patients to a GP for further investigationJulian and all other registered osteopaths at Hills Osteopaths maintain ongoing CPD schedules as per quality framework expectations.
Dr. Julian Howard is qualified and registered as an osteopathic practitioner with Osteopathy Australia, He is also regulated by the Osteopathy Council of New South Wales under the umbrella Health Professionals Council Authority the state and territory board promotes and develops the profession of Osteopathy. Only practitioners meeting their requisite high standards of safety and competency are eligible to join this register. Proof of good health, good character and professional indemnity insurance cover is also a requirement.
Statutory regulation ensures that patients visiting an osteopath have the same safeguards as any patient visiting a doctor or dentist. All registered osteopaths must follow high standards of professional conduct and behaviour. They must also commit to undertaking continuing professional development (CPD). See Julian’s CV -CPD page.
Osteopathy is suitable for assisting in the treatment of a range of sports, pain management, paediatric and occupation health related issues.
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Hills Osteopaths is located at :1A / 10-12 Old Castle Hill Road. Castle Hill. Sydney. NSW 2154
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