Osteopath Dr Nikela Coulter
Growing up in a small country town, Nikela was always interested in healthcare and helping people. With a sporting background in netball and swimming, her own injuries eventually lead her towards osteopathy. Being able to assist people in returning to their optimal health is what she is passionate about.
Upon finishing high school, Nikela decided to follow her healthcare passion and begin her osteopathic studies at Southern Cross University in Lismore. Since completing her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, Nikela is eager to begin treating patients of all ages and all healthcare needs.
Using a range of soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation and stretching techniques, Nikela can assist in getting you pain free and returning to your daily activities. Nikela is passionate about working with patients to create an individual, goal-oriented treatment plan in order to achieve success.
What Nikela treats
- Neck & back pain, with an emphasis on office workers
- Sports injuries
- Nerve related pain such as sciatica
- Joint & muscle pain
Osteopath Dr. Nikela Coulter is available for appointments:
- Mondays 8am – 2pm
- Tuesdays 2pm – 8pm
- Wednesdays 2pm – 8pm
- Saturdays 2pm – 8pm, and
- Sundays 2pm – 8pm
What to expect at your first appointment
Your first Osteopathy appointment will be about 40 minutes long. During this time Nikela will discuss with you your medical history in relation to this pain or injury as well as other relevant information such as daily routines like office work or sports, which may be contributing to your pain. Nikela can then assess your injury or pain via movement based tests to confirm what may be the cause of your pain.
These tests may include orthopaedic testing, a spinal examination, postural assessment, muscle testing, and neurological testing. During this initial assessment patients will typically receive treatment unless it’s un-safe to do so.
Return and ongoing visits are usually 20 minutes long and offer treatment & periodic comparative assessments to work towards your goals.
Initial Consult: $110
Standard Consult: $90
*Private health funds generally cover a portion of our fees, depending on your level of cover.
How to make an appointment
To get started, give clinic reception a call on (02) 9878 5021. The clinic is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days.