OUR PEOPLE

  • Michael Solano

    ESO people Michael Solano

    Michael finished a degree in Human Movement and Psychology at Melbourne University and then taught Secondary School for 4 years. At 27 he went back to RMIT for 5 years to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy. He's been in practice since 1992. He is fascinated by Embryology and Osteopathy. Michael has been studying with a shy genius called Dr Brian Freeman. With his help, he has started to understand living anatomy. Michael has run several marathons, cycled all over Victoria and bush walked regularly in paradise (aka Wilson's Promontory). His passions are the ocean, great friends and being of Italian stock, loves good food and wine.

  • Ashar Salia

    ESO people Ashar Salia

    Ashar qualified from UWS with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. Ashar enjoys the challenges of clinical practice, meeting patients with new and persistent pain and working with a network of other health professionals. Ashar came to osteopathy herself after suffering many years of chronic pain. She understands that persistent pain can be expensive, lead to ineffective treatments and on-going suffering. Ashar can empathise with her patients and believes that getting the right diagnosis is paramount to achieving the best treatment and on-going relief. Ashar's primary areas of treatment are treating people with chronic pain, daily and persistent headaches and migraines. Ashar has an interest in women's health issues such as pre and post pregnancy, hip, shoulder and back pain. She understands the hardships and frustrations of persistent pain and the importance of treatment that gives support and sustainable results. Much of Ashar's post graduate studies have been in the area of complex chronic pain. Ashar did her Masters thesis on hip pain and pain syndromes to the hip. Ashar also works abroad and is involved with a team of Australian osteopaths that work in Mumbai and Goa, India working in both General and Orthopaedic hospitals. Here, Ashar is part of a multi-disciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, doctors and physiotherapists treating pre and post surgical patients (knee, foot and shoulder surgery) as well as general outpatient musculoskeletal pain. Ashar is also a mentor and teacher for Australian university students doing their clinical hours in India and very much enjoys giving back to the osteopathic profession. Ashar is a full member of Osteopathy Australia, is committed to intensive professional development and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Ashar practices here at Eastern Suburbs Osteopathy on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Manu Wakely

    ESO people Manu Wakely

    Manu enjoys the playful banter at ESO. He graduated from UWS as an Osteopath in 2005 and has been working at the clinic ever since. He has a background in engineering (graduating UNSW 1998), the military and elite sports. He also works as an instructor in the fitness industry at Elixr Bondi - a pilates and yoga gym. Manu has helped patients therapeutically whilst intregrating their exercise and activity regimes. He plays and coaches sport at the national level. His favourite success story is when he took a guy from walking with a cane for five years and who had recently undergone heart surgery to being able to choose to run on a treadmill and bush walk for fun.

  • Julie Fendall

    ESO people Julie Fendall

    Julie Fendall DO MOstSc(Paeds) Julie has been in practice for over 30 years. Originally qualifying at the British School of Osteopathy in London then graduating from RMIT with a Masters in Osteopathic Paediatrics. She has been in private practice throughout that time and has been a partner in CBD Health Sydney, a multidisciplinary clinic in the city, for over 20 years. She is joining ESO to provide a non city based clinic for the osteopathic care of families. She has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels locally and internationally; recently returning from teaching on a Masters Program in Italy in both pediatrics and the care of pregnancy. Julie is passionate about the care of infants and children as well as caring for mothers from pre-conception through to the postnatal period. She is also a qualified breastfeeding counselor and enjoys supporting mothers and babies however they choose to feed. The potential for osteopathic care of families is wide and varied. Julie is happy to talk to you about any questions you may have regarding the care of your children of all ages. For further information re Julie please visit www.juliefendallosteopathy.com.au or Facebook:- Julie Fendall Osteopath.

  • Lukman Johnson

    ESO people Lukman Johnson

    Lukman has worked as an osteopath in a number of clinics in both Canberra and Sydney. He graduated in 2005 with distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical) and a Bachelor of Osteopathic Science. He is also a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Australian Medical Laser Association. I have 3 children under 7 years of age (including twins) and I am constantly amazed at how the Osteopathic techniques relieve their illnesses and trauma. Lukman uses the gentle approach of Cranial Osteopathy, and continues to undertake postgraduate study in this area. Lukman believes that Osteopathy is very effective for treating all age groups including newborns, children and adults and the elderly. Over the last few years while in Canberra, He has worked closely with several doctors and lactation consultants addressing feeding and latch issues with newborns.He has studied the anatomy and physiology of the cranial base and cranial nerves which supply the tongue, jaw, swallowing and digestion. It’s an intricate and difficult area to understand, but crucial to diagnosis and treatment. He has also recently developed an interest in using low level laser therapy as an adjunct to osteopathic treatment. Lasers can have a wide range of effects on tissues including anti-inflammatory and improving tissue repair. Recent studies support laser therapy in cartilage repair for arthritis and other degenerative diseases. Lukman practices at Eastern Suburbs Osteopathy on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • Cesar Gonzalez

    ESO people Cesar Gonzalez

    Cesar Gonzalez has been in practice as a deep tissue massage therapist for more than 16 years. He completed a 2-year full-time course at one of the most prestigious courses in Australia. He worked as an assistant osteopath for a number of years before starting his own practice. Cesar combines his knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to great effect. He conducts personal training sessions to help people prevent injuries and recover from trauma. Cesar treats an incredible variety of people, from elite athletes to highly motivated senior citizens.

  • Amanda Tenn

    ESO people Amanda Tenn

    Amanda has a Professional Certificate from Nature Care College as a Massage Therapist. She is a very fit and strong woman who has been fulfilling her passion for Anatomy and Physiology by studying massage. Deep therapeutic massage is what she feels benefits a lot of old injuries and trauma. She is skillful and sensitive to the muscular and fascial tissues and keen to practise her skills on athletes and pregnant women. Michael has known Amanda for more than 5 years and recommends her highly. Amanda is available on Saturdays between 8am and 2pm at a cost of $75.00 for 1 hour. MARCH PROMOTION $65 massages or 3 for $200 with Amanda Tenn. GET IN QUICK!

  • Marty Graves

    ESO people Marty Graves

    Marty has worked as Practice Manager at ESO for 15 years now. She re entered the workforce after having a few years at home to raise her boys. Her background is in PA and office management and now also includes bookkeeping. Being a Virgo, Marty likes to be organised and thrives on everything running efficiently. She loves people and in her job she sees at lot of people every day. She is always working towards keeping the patients happy by being able to organise appointments when needed. Marty has been educated well by the practitioners and knows that continuity of treatment is important so she does her best to accommodate. Marty is happy to say ESO is a very family friendly clinic. Working with the team at ESO is always fun and she enjoys coming to work.

  • John Gillette

    ESO people John Gillette

    John has worked alongside Michael for more than 22 years. He brings a level of skill and knowledge to his work as a massage therapist which is superb. John has conducted seminars here at the clinic on therapeutic techniques and stabilizing exercises. He has constantly challenged himself to study and learn more about his profession.He is currently specialising in muscle imbalances which incorporate kinesio taping. He really loves anatomy and physiology to the point of being a nerd. John runs his own practice in Revesby and honors us with his presence every Wednesday. He also provides us with the joke of the week.

  • Poppy Solano

    ESO people Poppy Solano

    Poppy is affectionately known at the clinic as the Osteo Dog. She has been loyally working at the clinic for several months and has taken on the role of welcoming committee with open paws. Poppy is passionate about creating a warm and inviting environment, greeting patients with cuddles, a wagging tail and the occasional lick. She will happily lay on the patients lap during treatments to aid in the healing process. Poppys interests include tummy rubs, chasing balls and playing 'where is it'?!