Who We Are

Dr. Laura Johnson

B.App.Sc (Health Science), B.App.Sc (Osteopathy)

Laura first developed a passion for health and wellness while working in the fitness industry. As a personal trainer, she enjoyed meeting people of all ages and fitness levels and helping them to achieve their health goals. Her work as a PT inspired an interest in human anatomy, movement, and injury prevention. This naturally led to her vocation to become an osteopath. Laura completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) with Distinction at RMIT University.

Laura enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and is passionate about providing holistic healthcare to her patients. Alongside osteopathy, Laura has been working as a qualified yoga teacher. In conjunction with her background in fitness, yoga teaching has informed her approach to patient care. As well as providing manual therapy, Laura focuses on incorporating evidence-based exercise, mindfulness-based activities, and pain education into her treatments. Overall, Laura aims to collaborate with her patients so that they can work together to create an individualised management plan that will optimise their physical and mental well-being.

Laura uses a combination of osteopathic manual techniques, including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, myofascial release, and dry needling. Laura is delighted to be a part of the Rhythm Health team where each and every patient is supported throughout their journey to wellness and recovery. When Laura is not treating as an osteopath, she is practising yoga, training at the gym, spending time with friends, or exploring in nature.

Dr. Clementine Carnus

B.App.Sc (Comp. Med) M.Osteopathy

Clementine started studying Osteopathy in France, before moving to Australia and completing her studies in Melbourne. She went on to work in Brisbane, Sydney and New Zealand before returning to Melbourne for good this year.

She was particularly drawn to osteopathy because of its deep respect of the body’s innate tendency to self-heal and regulate. She is passionate about this aspect of osteopathy and truly believes osteopathy has something unique to bring to healthcare.

As a long-time yoga practitioner, Clementine has a deep understanding of the role played by the mind and emotions in health and dis-ease. She strongly believes that empowering the patient to be active in their recovery is key to their journey towards health. Increased awareness and understanding of one’s body can be achieved through education, mindful movement, conscious breathing and nutrition, all things vital to our health. Health is not merely the absence of disease, so there is always more we can do

Dr. Shannon Connor

B.App.Sc (Comp. Med) M.Osteopathy

Shannon’s keen interest in health science combined with her desire to help others inspired her to pursue a career in osteopathy. Studying at RMIT University she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Osteopathy with distinction.

Since graduating, Shannon has worked in a variety of clinical settings from inner Melbourne to outback Queensland, gaining invaluable experience in the treatment of a wide range of injuries and conditions.

Driven to provide the highest standard of care she regularly attends seminars throughout Australia, USA and Europe to learn from world-renowned teachers and further her osteopathic skills.

Shannon has completed her third year of study in paediatric osteopathy at the Swiss Osteopathic Centre for Kids in Switzerland. This program is centred around the traditional osteopathic approach which works in synergy with the body’s own natural healing resources.

With a genuine desire to serve and support her patients to reach their specific goals along the journey towards optimal health, Shannon is delighted to be part of Rhythm Health where there is a shared passion for supporting women’s health and wellbeing through every stage of life.

Dr. Tegan Jennings

B.App.Sc (Comp. Med) M.Osteopathy

Tegan fell in love with osteopathy as a teenager — drawn to the proactive, hands on approach, knowledgeable practitioners, and emphasis on considering the patient as a whole. It was at this point, Tegan firmly set her sights on becoming an osteopath herself, and has never looked back.

Years later, Tegan is a registered osteopath who completed her qualifications at RMIT University in Melbourne, and has worked extensively in both rural Victoria and Melbourne, gaining experience treating patients from all walks of life and with a diverse range of conditions.

Tegan is a passionate about osteopathy and enjoys coming up with a treatment plan and approach that works best for each patient. She is most fulfilled finding ways to enable and empower women to manage pain, prevent injury and as a result, live better lives.

With this patient-centered approach, Tegan often works alongside other health professionals ensuring her patients are able to take an active role in their health and wellbeing with the right support.

Tegan has a special interest in treating women of all ages and the whole body. She has dedicated her practice to women and has completed many additional related courses including pain management during pregnancy and beyond, pain science, and osteopathic technique for female pelvic pain and urogenital conditions, as well as dry needling.