Our Team


Dr. Tania McDonald
B.App.Sc. B.Osteo.Sc.

After gaining experience interstate and in Melbourne, Tania saw the opportunity to bring osteopathy to Gippsland and established the Warragul Osteopathic Clinic in 2007.  Osteopathy’s holistic philosophy makes fundamental sense to Tania, who has a passion for anatomy and the way the human body functions as a whole. 

A keen netball player, Tania and her husband Troy have three young girls and a son and love being a part of the local community both personally and professionally.      


Dr. Wendy Bernard
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo).

Wendy graduated from Victoria University with a Masters in osteopathy and has over 10 years of experience in clinical practice.  She enjoys working with people from all walks of life but has a particular interest in treating sport injuries. 

Wendy leads an active lifestyle; her hobbies include running and horse riding. 


Dr. Jarryd Burke
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo).

Jarryd was drawn to osteopathy due to its holistic approach and his interest in sports medicine, due to his own issues with sports injuries.  He believes that adequate rehabilitation and patient education is important in future injury prevention.  Jarryd also has an interest in treating jaw pain, shoulder pain and chronic pain syndromes and has additional education in lower limb biomechanics and dry needling.      

Jarryd has enjoyed competing in swimming, athletics, tennis and currently in football.

Dr. Deanne Mulcahy
B.App.Sc. (Comp.Med.), M.Osteo.

With a background in massage, personal training and pilates, Deanne graduated from RMIT with a Masters of Osteopathy and completed further study in global posturology, fascial release techniques, pregnancy, paediatrics, lymphatics and BLT (balanced ligamentous tension technique).  She teaches osteopathic students and supervises the university student clinic.  
Deanne has two children and enjoys going on family holidays.  


Dr. Jess Nicholls
B.App.Sc. (Comp.Med.), M.Osteo.

Jess gained experience in both Shepparton and Melbourne prior to joining Warragul Osteopathic Clinic in 2011.  She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in both the young and the old and is currently part of the Victoria University and RMIT University teaching teams as a clinical supervisor.
Jess is also a professional wedding photographer who finds herself chasing after bridal parties on any given weekend.


Dr. Rachael Morris​
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo).  


We were thrilled to welcome Dr Rachael Morris to Warragul Osteopathic Clinic at the end of 2015.  Osteopathy is in Rachael's blood, with a cousin and brother also accomplished Osteopaths.  With a passion for sports and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for her patients, Rachael has a particular interest in treating running injuries, and the role of the hip, knee and ankle mechanics in preventing these injuries. 

Rachael grew up locally on a farm on Loch, and enjoys running, surfing, netball, snowboarding and travelling.  

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jess Collier
BHSc (MST), Dip Remedial Massage

Jess has a strong fascination with the human body and how it functions which lead her to study a bachelor of health science in musculoskeletal therapy, and a diploma in remedial massage therapy at Endeavour College of natural health.  She uses a variety of identification and treatment techniques including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations, stretching, cupping and trigger point therapy.  Jess practices a variety of massage treatments based on the individual patient’s needs and physical condition, from deep tissue, pregnancy, sports and relaxation. 

Jess enjoys being a part of the local community she grew up in and has recently returned to the clinic after maternity leave. 



Administration Staff

Joanne Throup

Whole Body Health Care