About Elsternwick Osteopathy

Elsternwick Osteopathy began its days many years ago high up a marbled staircase, round a corner and down a hallway of a classic 1980’s brick office block in Glen Eira Road. Today however, Elsternwick Osteo finds itself… well, still in the same place, but that’s great because Mike and Kylie the Osteos love being here!

We share this great space with a wonderful Pilates studio, a hyperactive landlord and an environment dedicated to making you feel superb. We’re Osteopaths that want to get to know you. We want to hear about your day at work, even if it’s been crap. We want to hear about your kids needing to be in 3 places at once and your annual effort to weed the garden on a 35 degree day. And tell us again how you took 5 wickets in 6 balls 20 years ago and you’re still rolling the arm over. Because all of these experiences add to the story of your pain.

We really like you, but we like your pain more. And we want to get to understand your pain really well, take it out for dinner and put it in a cab on its own for an early night. We’re good at listening, asking, assessing, treating and helping you manage your pain. We’re safe, we’re hands on and we’re waiting to hear all about you.

Osteopath – Mia Antonopoulos

Mia Antonopoulos - Elsternwick Osteo
Mia attended RMIT University, where she obtained three Bachelor Degrees in Sciences and Osteopathy. Mia is also a qualified Clinical Pilates Instructor and a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coach.

Mia’s interest in Osteopathy stems from her background in sport and the management of her own injuries in the past. Her vast knowledge and experience of different sports allows for a great understanding of the various strains that can be placed upon your body, and how she can assist you to overcome them.

During her time studying at RMIT University, Mia completed a placement in an orthopaedic hospital in India. Mia worked closely alongside Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists with pre- and post-operative patients.

Mia works with a wide range of athletes; including rowers, runners, soccer players and football players, helping them return to sport. When she’s not at the clinic, Mia can be found barking orders along the banks of the Yarra or Albert Park Lake coaching rowing, or leading her footy team out on the field.

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Osteopath – Jonathan Harbis

Jonathan Harbis - Elsternwick Osteo
John graduated from Victoria University with a Masters of Osteopathy. John’s passion for Osteopathy derived from his keen interest in health and human sciences and also his gentle and caring nature. John has a strong skillset with both direct and indirect techniques and has also completed further study in myofascial cupping and dry needling.

John enjoys treating a wide range of conditions from chronic conditions to acute sporting injuries, with a particular interest in neck pain and headaches.

John believes it is important to consider all aspects of a patient’s lifestyle when approaching a treatment. This may include work environment, sporting activities, nutrition and how much sleep a patient is getting.

Outside of the clinic, John enjoys time with friends and family, cooking (more so the eating), gym, swimming and playing tennis. He loves his sport, he loves his Magpies (poor guy) and loves basketball and soccer. John has travelled extensively through Europe and South-east Asia and is keen to expand his horizons.

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Osteopath – Dr Kylie Sergentanis

Kylie Sergentan - Elsternwick OsteoKylie Sergentanis is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor. She has a degree and Masters in Osteopathy from RMIT University.

Her lists of achievements and studies are long. She’s studied Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University, worked as part of the ‘Functional Maintenance Program’ at the Austin Hospital. This involved working along side physiotherapists and exercise physiologists to instruct cardiac (post-surgery) and respiratory rehabilitation. Kylie has also had many years experience as a personal trainer, gym instructor and Hydro-therapist.

One of her most rewarding roles was for Yoralla as a leisure access worker which included running hydrotherapy and gym programs for children and adults with cerebral palsy.

The wealth of knowledge and experience that Kylie has allows her to look at your body from a functional perspective. Her treatment style focuses on ways you can help yourself to feel and function better. Expect to come out from a treatment with Kylie feeling empowered.

A Gippsland girl, Kylie loves being near the beach and all that lifestyle entails. She believes we live in the best city in the world and is always on the lookout for new Melbourne food adventures!

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Osteopath – Dr Michael Santamaria

Michael Santamaria - Elsternwick OsteoMichael Santamaria attended RMIT University and obtained a double degree in Applied Science and Osteopathic Science.

Michael treated at the Carlton Football Club for 5 years and has tutored students at RMIT for a couple of years. Michael has also worked for various touring teams including treating the New Zealand All Blacks in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

Michael is a footy tragic and loves his Old Dark Navy Blues and embarrassingly admits to travelling to watch his beloved Carlton play interstate. But he adds that he has a wonderful interstate record and has carried his Blues to victory several times in the past decade. He is really excited that the club has appointed Brendon Bolton. He’s very supportive of their approach at the trade table and is keen for them to draft skilful players over athletes…okay that’s probably a little too much for a simple practitioner bio…

He loves getting down to Blairgowrie in the summer and loves his pasta which is no surprise with his Italian heritage. To make an appointment with Michael call 9530 0044 or BOOK ONLINE by pressing the button below.

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