Shipwreck Coast Osteopathy

About us

Shipwreck Coast Osteopathy was established 2008, to provide Osteopathic treatment to Southwest Victoria.

Lee Nicholson has been practicing Osteopathy since 2002, having graduated from RMIT university.

Lee has a keen interest in treating sports injuries, back pain, headaches and can utilise a variety of musculoskeletal techniques.


Osteopathy is a form of “hands on” manual medicine that has been practiced in Australia for over 110 years (since 1909!)

Osteopathy is a holistic, complementary and alternative system of health care, that may be applied as treatment for relief of a specific problem, or may be practiced as preventative health care.

The foundation of Osteopathy rests on four basic principles, which are –

  1. The body is a unit, and the person represents a combination of body and mind.
  2. The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
  3. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  4. Rational treatment is based the above principles (an understanding of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.)

For more information about Osteopathy, please visit our national association – Osteopathy Australia.

Clinic Opening Hours

  • Monday
    9AM - 6PM
  • Tuesday
    9AM - 6PM
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    9AM - 6PM
  • Friday
    9AM - 6PM
  • Saturday
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  • Sunday
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Frequently asked Questions

Do you have HiCaps/Healthpoint to claim Private Health Insurance claims?

Yes, we have a Healthpoint terminal that is capable of processing your Health Fund co-payment (if your "extras" includes Osteopathic treatment)

Can I seek treatment under Medicare?

In consultation with your GP, you may be eligible for the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program.

Your GP may approve up to 5 consultations per calendar year for Osteopathic treatment, for management of a chronic (>6 week) term.

Do I have to remove any clothing?

Many Osteopathic techniques can be completed with the client fully clothed.

However we do use massage, stretching and articulation as primary forms of musclo-skeletal treatment.  Some of these techniques are best performed after the removal of some clothing.

This can always be discussed with your practitioner on a case by case basis, and treatment modified to suit your preferences.

What forms of technique might you use?

Stretching, massage, joint articulation and manipulation are all forms of treatment that may be applied during treatment.

Clients may be instructed in postural advice, stretching routines and other management strategies.

Do you have a concession/student price?

A $10 discount is available for Health Care Card holders and students.  Please inform your practitioner.

Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

No, in Australia you do not need a referral from a GP to attend for an Osteopathic consultation.

Location and Contacts


Clinic Location

18 Flaxman Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280

Email Address
(preferred contact method)

Contact Information

+61 3 5539 8439
(please leave a message, as phone is often unattended)

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