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katie bruni osteopath in brunswick
Osteopath

Dr Katie Bruni

Headache/Migraine, Women's and Pelvic Health, Clinical Pilates

Katie (she/her) gained her Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) from RMIT in 2018. Having previously worked for many years as a sports trainer in Australian Rules Football and cricket clubs, her expertise in management and rehabilitation for sporting injuries is evident. Katie’s passion for women’s health has grown over the years, with her undertaking further study at a university level in this area. In particular, her specific interests include pelvic floor concerns, sexual health concerns, and pre- and post-natal rehabilitation and management. Katie is sex-positive and LGBTIQA+ inclusive. She is also supportive of sex work and diverse relationship structures.

She is also a practitioner part of our Headache and Migraine management team, having undertaken extensive professional development in this area and continuous training. Katie also teaches clinical Pilates at our Thornbury clinic and finds this an integral part of her rehabilitation process. Katie loves treating a patient’s body as a whole to form an in-depth understanding of a client’s condition and any underlying factors contributing.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys an active lifestyle including strength training and hiking. Katie also enjoys many kinds of arts and crafts, cooking up a new recipe or seeing a gig in the city. Friends and colleagues describe Katie as bubbly and caring, and easy to work alongside.

Katie has a clinical interest in treating:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Women’s Health including Pelvic Floor concerns, continence issues, menopause, and aging to name a few)
  • Pelvis, Hip, and Back pain
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Breast Care (mastitis, post-mastectomy care)
  • Neck and postural concerns

Katie utilises:

  • Trigger point, deep tissue massage
  • Joint articulation, mobilization, and manipulation (HVLA)
  • Muscle energy technique (MET)
  • Counter-strain and functional techniques
  • Visceral Osteopathy
  • Dry needling (including face and jaw)
  • The ‘Watson Headache Approach’
  • Exercise prescription & Clinical Pilates
  • Pelvic Floor Treatment including internal vaginal techniques.
  • Breast and scar mobilisation

Ages Katie treats:
5 years +

Qualifications and professional memberships:

THORNBURY

Treatment Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 10 am-3:30 pm & 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 10 am-7:30 pm

THORNBURY

  • Tuesday: 9 am, 4:30 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am

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