Our Practitioners

All our osteopaths are fully qualified.

This means they are:

  • University graduates in Osteopathy and Clinical Science (five years full-time study: osteopathic diagnosis and treatment, anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiology, embryology and differential diagnosis).
  • Registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia.
  • Members of the Osteopathy Australia
  • Continuing professional development through further postgraduate training including ‘Osteopathy in the Cranial Field’.

Meet our team:


Shayne Day - Now Taking New Patients

B.App.Sc.(Osteopathy), Member of AOA.

Since 1997, I have been treating patients of all ages in Brisbane after graduating from RMIT in 1995 and spending a year in Auckland New Zealand.

After being diagnosed with arthritis in 1989, I tried a variety of treatment methods: massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic and acupuncture. All with limited success.

I then saw John George, a reputed cranial osteopath. After only a few treatments I had remarkable results.  It was at that moment I was compelled to study osteopathy. This led me to enrol in RMIT’s five-year degree, graduating in 1995.

Work history
I worked in Auckland, Indooroopilly and Bardon prior to setting up the Brisbane Osteopathic Centre with Scott Baxter in October 2004.

Study & lecturing
I have studied with Dr James Jealous, Biodynamics of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. I have also studied and lectured for Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of ANZ, and the Biodynamic of Osteopathy in Australia group.

Special interests

Babies and Children - I enjoy treating babies and children – my wife and I have three of our own. I enjoy treating babies for issues including colic, reflux, unsettled behaviour, after vaccinations and after tongue tie release procedures.

Autoimmune Disorders/Psot surgical Care - Due to my autoimmune disease, I also have a strong interest in treating those with autoimmune disorders, as well as Chronic Fatigue syndrome and post-surgical care.

The Gut - You can have the healthiest diet in the world, but if your body and digestive system is not functioning at its optimal level, you may have restrictive tensions in your digestive system. As part of my ongoing CPD, I recently completed a 4 day course where I learnt about the Microbiome-Gut-Brain axis (MGBA) and the effect on behavior and the immune system.

Complex and Challenging Issues

After 20 years practising Osteopathy my experience allows me to treat new patients with complex and challenging issues that have not been resolved or had only limited change.

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. (7.45am appointments available Thursday and Fridays)

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Scott Baxter

B.App.Sc.(clin sc), B.Ost.Sc, Member of AOA.

When I was young I was keen to study medicine - until I discovered osteopathy. I have been treating patients since 1999 and continue to do yearly courses.

Osteopathy perfectly combined my interests in:

  • human biology
  • the laws of nature
  • helping people through natural and positive approaches to health

I completed my double degree in osteopathic medicine at RMIT in 1998.

Work history
Since graduation, I have been in private practice working in and around the Brisbane area. In 2004, Shayne Day and I established the Brisbane Osteopathic Centre in Wilston.

Australian Osteopathic Association
I have also spent 5 years on the board of directors for the Australian Osteopathic Association, firstly as the Queensland State President and then the National President.

Professional development
I have completed over 400 hours of additional training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. This included courses with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and completing the Biodynamics of Osteopathy in the cranial field phase programe twice over many years. I had the privilege to be taught by Dr James Jealous from America and other experienced osteopaths trained in Europe. These courses included: treatment of children, clinical neurology, embryology and the osteopathic approach to dental problems.

Special interests
I have a special interest in treating children – particularly those with recurring ear and respiratory infections. Having suffered these problems as a child, I believe that osteopathy can really make a difference to their health and development. I also have an interest in treating children and adults with adverse outcomes from dental and orthodontic work.

Scientific Research on Osteopathy and Ear Infections

Marie-Luise Zingerie, Osteopathic Treatment of Secretory Otitis Media (SOM)(Glue Ear).

Karin Stadler, Otitis media in Nursery and PrimarySchoolstage: Osteopathic Treatment of Otitis media with Effusion.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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Trent Sigley

B.App.Sc.(clin sc), B.Ost.Sc, Member of AOA.

As a teenager, I was athletic and an accomplished tennis player – until became ill with glandular fever and chronic fatigue syndrome.

After a long period of illness with unsatisfactory results from standard medical approaches, I began to search for a safer, gentler and more effective treatment. That is when I discovered osteopathy. After having some treatments with a cranial osteopath, I soon felt my health significantly improving.

Study & work history
Feeling markedly improved, I left Brisbane for Melbourne to study osteopathy for five years. After graduating in 2004, I returned back home to practice. In 2005 I began work at the Brisbane Osteopathic Centre and, since then, have became a business partner.

Osteopathy in the family
After being in private practice for a few years, I discovered that my great grandfather had been an osteopath in South East Queensland in the early 1930s.

Professional development
In America and Australia, I completed post-graduate training in the Biodynamics of Osteopathy in the Cranial field for both phase courses and the paediatric modules.

Teaching & lecturing
In 2007, I appeared in a Channel 9 Brisbane Extra story for colds and flu. I have given numerous presentations on the topic of Cranial Osteopathy for babies and mothers and was a keynote speaker at Griffith University’s annual midwife conference in 2009 and lectured to the midwife students there again in 2010. I have also presented on Cranial Osteopathy to midwives at the:

  • Birth Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital (2007)
  • Mater Hospital (2007)
  • Wesley Hospital (2008)

I gave talks on the benefits of Osteopathy for feeding difficulties in 2009 at the Breastfeeding Clinic at the Mater Hospital and to lactation consultants from the Australian Breastfeeding Association. I also contributed a small section on Cranial Osteopathy for the book called ‘Reflux Reality’ by Glenda Blanch in 2010. In July 2013 I gave a presentation to the Friends of the Birth Centre on Osteopathy for babies and children. 

Special interests

  • mothers and babies
  • colic and reflux in infants
  • feeding difficulties including treatment for after tongue tie release procedures
  • children, especially behavioural and learning difficulties
  • chronic fatigue syndrome (due to my personal experience with this condition)
  • autoimmune disorders
  • headaches and migraines
  • back pain
  • the elderly

Scientific Research on Osteopathy for Behavioural and Learning Difficulties

Angela Bierent-Vass, Osteopathic Treatment of Children with Attention Deficit Disorders, with or without Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD).

Hubmann Birgit, The Influence of Osteopathy on ADHD.

Michaela Ruetz, Intracranial Membrane Tension Release of Children with Hyperactive Disorder.

J.P Markhoff, The Therapeutic Efficacy of Osteopathy in Treating Children with Auditory Processing and Perception Disorders.

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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becRebecca Baxter

B.App.Sc.(clin sc), B.Ost.Sc, Member of AOA.

It was during Careers Night in my final year of high school when I first spoke to an osteopath. His explanation of the philosophy of osteopathy resonated with me.

The idea that osteopaths work with their hands, not machines, and offer alternate approaches from just manipulating the spine was particularly appealing to me. 

Professional development
After graduation from RMIT in 2004, I continued my professional development in the Biodynamics of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, taught by osteopaths (in both America and Australia including Dr James Jealous) –who have been practicing 40 years or more. It is exciting to know that after all those years of practice, I will still be learning every day.  I have also furthered my education in nutrition, embryology and clinical neurology.

I also spent two years on the Board of Directors for the Australian Osteopathic Association as the QLD President.

My current focus of education is into breastfeeding including initiating primitive reflexes, improving latching on and assisting in tonge tie and poor mandible movement.

Since becoming a mother and having my own breastfeeding challenges I have become a breastfeeding advocate and really love helping mothers with their breastfeeding challenges.  So much so that I've started my own website, www.breastfeeding-babies.com and released a short self help book entitled "What is Mastitis? A Self Help Guide". 

Having my own mastitis and blocked ducts during my breastfeeding journey enabled me to refine my massage techniques to a painless process with immediate results!

Apart from mastitis I also really love helping babies learn how to breatfeed more efficiently, and with less damage to a mother's nipples.  I work specfically with their rooting reflexes and movement in their head, neck, throat and mouth, poor suckling and attachment, colic, and unsettled days to improve the breastfeeding journey.  When I treat these complaints in babies in the clinic, it is always exciting to see how much difference it makes - not only to the baby, but also to the whole family's health and happiness.

To augment the osteopathic treatment I also work closely with lactation consultants and, where possible, observe a breastfeed during the course of a treatment to help get positioning back on track as I frequently find new, sleep deprived mothers will forget a small part of the advice given to them by their lactation consultant and just need a little reminder!

Scientific Research on Osteopathic Effects on Breastfeeding

Maxwell Fravall, M. Ost. Sc. (Paed.), A Pilot Study: Osteopathic Treatment of Infants with a Sucking Dysfunction.

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Availability: Monday, Thursday, and Friday. 

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Anna Wong Soo

B.App.Sc.(comp. med.), M.Ost., Member of AOA.

I first became interested in osteopathy after witnessing my father's pins and needles in his hands going away after a few osteopathic treatments, and I saw him regain mobility in his shoulders after being told that the loss of movement is due to age and should be accepted. All this without the use of any drugs or injections. I was astounded by those results and I started looking up osteopathy on the internet and did some reading. I was pleasantly surprised by how useful osteopathy is for musculoskeletal pains and chronic illnesses.

I was impressed with the philosophy behind osteopathy, mainly that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, and how it can naturally help the very young to the very old. I was then determined to go overseas to train myself to become an osteopath and embark on a rewarding career.

Educational development and work:

As there was no osteopathic course in Mauritius, I moved to Melbourne to study. Unfortunately, I had no science background, so I enrolled in a foundation studies course in science before getting into the osteopathic degree. On completion of my Masters in osteopathy degree (with distinction), I decided to move to Brisbane for its climate, which is similar to my hometown. I got the best of both worlds at the Brisbane Osteopathic Centre, practicing cranial osteopathy and lots of sunshine. 

Professional development:

During my study at university I worked as a sports trainer for my local football club and I have seen many ankle, shoulder, knee and wrist injuries. This has given me a strong grounding in taping and treating sports injuries and associated pain. I will continue to further my studies by attending Biodynamics of Osteopathy in the Cranial field courses, attending workshops, watching webinars on women's health and reading up on various osteopathic books. In July 2013, I gave a presentation to the Friends of the Birth Centre on Osteopathy for babies and children. In March 2015, I attended a workshop at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, covering antenatal, neonatal and postnatal education. This increased my knowledge of the maternal care pregnant women require, and the aftercare for the new mum and baby.


I have a special interest in treating:

  • women’s health, pregnancy and postpartum pain
  • babies and children's musculoskeletal pain
  • feeding difficulties including after tongue tie release procedures
  • headaches and migraines
  • pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • adolescent growing pains
  • sports injuries
  • back and neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • abdominal problems
  • anxiety and depression

Over 50% of our patients are under two years old, and I've been enjoying that aspect in my career as I always had an interest in paediatrics. Due to the gentle nature of biodynamic osteopathy, it is an ideal treatment for babies and children where we can help in having a positive impact on the central nervous system, digestion and immune function.

I also enjoy complementing my treatment with stretches and a strengthening program. Stretching and strengthening help to relieve muscle tension and aid the body in retaining the benefits of osteopathic treatment for longer. I am also fluent in English and French.

Scientific Research on Osteopathic Effects on Headaches and Back Pain

R.E. Anderson and C. Seniscal, A Comparison of Selected Osteopathic Treatment and Relaxation for Tension-Type Headaches

H. Ecker and C. Thomas, The Osteopathic Treatment of Menstrual Migraine

J. C. Licciardone, et. al., Osteopathic Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday morning. (Evening appointments also available on Tuesday)

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Emma Kopcikas

B.Clin.Sc., M.Ost., Member of AOA.

By pure luck and chance I was introduced to Osteopathy, but once I found it I never looked back.

I am from a strong sporting background, playing soccer, tennis, athletics, indoor cricket, and netball. But my main passion is basketball. I have been playing since the age of 4 and while the other sports came and went basketball always stuck. I have represented NSW country on a number of occasions and currently play at a semi-professional level.

Through my sporting endeavours I have experienced my fair share of injuries such as rolled ankles, sprained knee ligaments, low back problems, shoulder injuries, torn muscles around my elbow, bruised ribs, patellar tendonitis and the list goes on. However, being from a small country town in northern NSW I never had access to an Osteopath, in fact I had never heard of it! So I spent my youth bouncing between physio's and chiro’s for my various problems to no avail.

Throughout high school I knew I wanted to enter the health arena. I just always assumed it would be as a physio, something I was familiar with. However, during my investigations I was introduced to the degree at Southern Cross University… Osteopathy. I had no concept of what it was so I researched it. It sounded unique and hands on which is what I was looking for. I took a risk and went for it, within the first week of the degree I was hooked. I had never heard of anything like it, yet nothing had ever made so much sense! After starting the degree I had my first Osteo treatment… and had great success! After two years of chronic knee pain in both legs I finally had relief!!

Professional development:

I completed my five years of study at Southern Cross University. I am continuing my study in the field of Biodynamics by completing yearly courses, various workshops and anything else I can get my hands on!

Special Interests

As I have spent my life surrounded by fitness, I do have a special interest in sporting injuries. From rising stars to weekend warriors, the ability to recover and keep going with your sporting and fitness goals is important to me.

I definitely have an interest in treating babies and children. I never get tired of watching how quickly they respond to treatment. I want to do whatever I can to give a child the best possible start to life whether they are new born, on the move or starting big school.

Working as an Osteopath wouldn’t be the same without a variety of patients. I love being able to see a baby in one timeslot to a retiree the next. I like to treat people of all ages, shapes, sizes and conditions. If you have an acute injury, chronic fatigue, low back pain, headaches, or a niggle you just can’t shake I would be delighted to meet you!

Availability: Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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