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About Dr Shelley Joe:

Dr Shelley Joe BAppSc, BOsteoSc MScMed (Pain Management)

Shelley qualified from RMIT in Melbourne in 1996 as one of the top 5% of students from the entire university. The following year she completed the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation course in cranial osteopathy, a technique which can be very useful in the treatment of specific populations including the children or the very frail.

Shelley was formerly a member of the Professional Liaison Committee responsible for the establishment of the Osteopathic course at UNITEC, Auckland at its original inception, and has also been a member of the selection panel in prospective student interviews at RMIT.

Returning to live in Queensland, Australia in 1999, Shelley continued her academic studies part-time whilst practising with Nick in their practices at The Osteopath located both in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. Shelley was accepted into the Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) course run by the Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney University, having completed their Graduate Certificate and Postgraduate Graduate Diploma components. Shelley is the only osteopath to have ever been accepted onto this prestigious, internationally reknown course and was acknowledged for this at her graduation by the Course Director Professor Michael Cousins.

Both Shelley and Nick maintain membership of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Shelley's practice interests are also informed by the work of Dr Dan Siegel on neural integration, and Dr Martin Seligman's work in positive psychology. The use of exercise to promote both physical and psychological flexibility in herself and her patients is also an ongoing pursuit and study.

Shelley and Nick returned home to Auckland, New Zealand in January 2012 in order to allow their oldest daughter Alice, to start at Diocesan School for Girls. Luckily for us, Shelley is now returning to work following maternity leave after the birth of her younger daughter, Lucy, late last year.

The care of mother and baby, and pregnancy-related issues form an integral part of Shelley's practise, for which she has considerable empathy for!