Kathryn Ashcroft

Master of Osteopathy (British School of Osteopathy 2012)

Kathryn is our Clinic Director and Principal Osteopath. She is an upbeat, perceptive and open person who values the relationship between practitioner and patient as a collaborative partnership to restoring health and wellbeing.

Since graduating in 2012 with a Masters of Osteopathy from the renowned British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy), she continued to support patients as an associate at the school’s clinic in central London and undertook the rigorous process of validation by the Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council in order to emigrate to Australia and is now happily an Australian Citizen.

Kathryn has also travelled throughout Asia, volunteering her osteopathic skills to develop and support healthcare in underdeveloped areas. She established an osteopathic clinic in the mountainous Manang District of Nepal, treating musculoskeletal problems and providing general health checks for the local village people.  In India, Kathryn developed a program for expectant mothers to educate women on the physical changes of a normal pregnancy, encouraging active participation in birth planning and a proactive approach to their wellbeing.

She has now settled in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and, at our Randwick clinic, Kathryn applies osteopathic principles, coupled with her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and functional biomechanics, to understand the root cause of patients’ discomfort. She adopts structural, functional, fascial, visceral and cranial techniques as a whole body approach to facilitating your body’s recovery to balanced health.

Kathryn has focused her post graduate training on understanding how osteopathic treatment can support a healthy pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life.  She has focused on supporting women through their pregnancy, pelvic pain management, as well as management of torticollis and deformational plagiocephaly, tongue tie assessment, child development assessment of primitive reflexes, and paediatric feeding issues.

She is also trained in cranial osteopathy, myofascial release, dry needling, ergonomic assessment, sports strapping, functional biomechanics and gait analysis.

She is registered with AHPRA and is a member of Osteopathy Australia.


Zoe Martin

Acupuncturist (London College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2008)

Zoe is our Senior Acupuncturist with over 20 year’s experience in body work. She brings an open, honest and caring approach to her treatments.  Her practical, supportive and calm demeanour enables her to truly listen, mentor and empower her patients to reach their health goals.

Zoe graduated from the London College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (LCTA) in 2008 with first class honours.  Having initially trained as a massage therapist in the UK, she worked in a multi-disciplinary clinic with an osteopath and a psychotherapist. Zoe used her knowledge of the body to assist men and women with pain, injury rehabilitation and stress management before opening up her own acupuncture clinic in 2008.

Zoe also has a Master’s degree from Oxford University in Material Science and Engineering.  She chose to retrain as an acupuncturist and was drawn to Chinese Medicine as it is holistic, patient-centred medicine and ‘treats the person not the disease’. She describes acupuncture as a beautifully logical, natural medicine that works with the patient’s own healing systems. 

Since moving to Australia in 2012, Zoe has worked in the Eastern Suburbs and Sydney CBD gaining a reputation for treating sports injuries, chronic pain, aiding post-surgical recovery, and supporting fertility journeys from pre-conception through to pregnancy issues and post-natal recovery.

She has completed post graduate courses in women’s and men’s reproductive health, fertility and pregnancy, sports injury, nerve entrapment issues, treating chronic pain, functional movement, paediatrics, mental health, facial acupuncture and skin conditions. With many strings to her bow Zoe is also a massage therapist and a yoga and meditation instructor adding all this expertise into her acupuncture treatments to give each of her patients exactly what they need.

Zoe applies multiple different treatment approaches and acupuncture styles including orthopaedic and motor-point acupuncture including electro-acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, facial and cosmetic acupuncture, dry-needling, non-needle Japanese acupuncture including moxa, scalp acupuncture (neurological and vision), and 5-element holistic re-balancing.

She is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.


New team members coming soon!

We are recruiting new allied health professionals to join the team

Sydney Family Osteopaths are growing and recruiting new members to join our team. If you are an enthusiastic, patient focused allied health professional looking for a new opportunity please get in touch. New graduates and experienced practitioners are welcome to apply.


Our appointment availability:

Monday

Kathryn

9:30am-6pm

Tuesday

Kathryn

9:30am-6pm

Wednesday

Currently closed

Thursday

Currently closed

Friday

Kathryn

9:30am-5:45pm

Saturday

Currently closed

Please note: We can get heavily booked and so run a waitlist. If you cannot find an appointment time, please contact our team with your details and one of us will respond to you directly. Please allow 48 hours for response.