Dr Deborah Calleja


She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy and studied at RMIT in Melbourne. Deborah is one of the long standing Osteopathic practitioners, practicing on the Gold Coast since 1994.

Over the 30 years, she has undertaken various training to have developed a well rounded approach to treatment and patient care. She has undertaken training  chronic pain management,  Barral visceral techniques(over 13 courses), cranial osteopathy, pregnancy and tendon rehabilitation/sporting injuries.

She continues to undertake courses developing her skills and techniques and updating on current evidence based approaches to common pain conditions. Encompassing all this to help support her Osteopathic treatment approach when working with various pain/chronic health conditions.

Through this training and her experience, she wants to not only treat patients to relieve pain, but to educate patients in their own self management and ultimately educate people to understand their body more, knowledge is power.

The treatment that Deborah uses varies from patient to patient. She utilises a number of Osteopathic treatment approaches, depending on the patient and the condition.

The treatment ranges from stretching, fascial work and counter strain  for the soft tissues as well as  gentle mobilisation & muscle energy techniques for specific joints.

Over the years of working as an Osteopath, she has developed a special interest in craniosacral osteopathy as well as Barral visceral techniques and has spent many hours attending courses and working with these approaches. She finds this approach assists in looking for cause and not simply treating symptoms. She often incorporates these more subtle approaches that work on the delicate, deeper tissues of the body when indicated.

Through the post graduate courses she has undertaken, she has developed a  special interest in treating the symptoms and mechanical drivers involved in conditions such as headaches, POTS, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, IBS . All these conditions can involve dysregulation of the Autonomic nervous system, impaired lymphatic / glymphatic drainage as well as restrictions within the body’s hard frame impacting optimal function.  This osteopathic approach is, in most instances undertaken in collaboration with GPs who have an interest in these conditions as well as other allied health practitioners.

Deborah  enjoys an active lifestyle which involves running her beloved Rhodesian ridgeback and in the last few years, open water swimming in our beautiful southern Gold Coast beaches and waterways.

She is also currently a clinical educator and a casual lecturer in the Masters program teaching cranial, visceral and other indirect approaches, within the Osteopathic program at Southern Cross University, utalising her many years of experience in mentoring and guiding the Osteopaths of tomorrow.

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All our Osteopaths are government registered and comply with the requirements of AHPRA, the Australian health practitioner regulation agency.

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