Dr Justine Garnes has been treating people with Osteopathy since qualifying in 2010. In the last 12 years Justine has worked within private clinics, public hospitals, GP practices, and has contributed to osteopathic research whilst working in a Multiple – Sclerosis charity (MSUK).
Treatment includes muscle massage, joint articulation, spinal manipulation/adjustments (HVLAT), intra-oral (TMJ) release, dry needling, muscle-energy techniques (MET), cupping and kinesiology taping.
Areas of interest include headaches & jaw (TMJ) pain, sciatica, back & hip pain and postural issues.
After qualifying with a Masters degree from the British School of Osteopathy in the UK, Justine decided to follow her interest in Clinical Pilates (Mat and Reformer) to help her patients in their recovery and future back health management.
Outside osteopathy, Justine enjoys playing with her 2 year old daughter, playing piano and ukulele, and going to the theatre.
After becoming an Osteopath, Justine continued her study to treat Animal and qualified at the Animal Osteopathic Centre, UK in 2012. Since then she has treated a number of dogs and horses across farms in the UK and at a vets practice in her home town.
Justine has been lucky enough to volunteer treating injured animals alongside vets in India at Animal Aid Unlimited, Udaipur. Animals treated included street dogs, donkeys, cows and goats.
In combination with her treatments, Justine uses VetLaser (cold laser therapy) which works very well to speed up recovery and encourage blood flow to sensitive areas. It is commonly used on animals who are sometimes too sore to touch, very arthritic joints and areas that have been chronically tight for a long time.
You can find Justine treating animals at Sports and Spinal in Hampton on Mondays and Saturdays, and at the holistic veterinary surgery, East West Vets, Bentleigh on Fridays.