Sports & Spinal Albury's Team of Professional Osteopaths
Dr Vaughan Saunders (Osteopath)
B Sc (Clin Sc), M Hlth Sc (Osteo),
Vaughan grew up in Beechworth and loves the relaxed lifestyle that we enjoy. After finishing both his Bachelor (in 2005) and Masters degree (in 2007) at Victoria University, it seemed natural to return to this area. His passion is sport which is what drew him into Osteopathy in the first place. Growing up he enjoyed a wide variety of activities, from tennis and swimming to cricket and football. His spare time is now spent either enjoying time with his lovely wife or on walking the fairways on the golf course.
Vaughan enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions. For over a decade, he has consistently helped people with chronic headache and back pain. He has treated many of the regions best athletes including, but not limited to, footballers, cricketers, basketballers and golfers. Vaughan recognises the rapid pace that medicine changes today and constantly undergoes further training both in Australia and abroad to keep abreast of advances in musculoskeletal medicine. He has completed additional studies in treatment and management of tendinopathies, numerous functional movement rehabilitation course, is a certified kinesio taping, dry needling, MAT and SFMA practitioner. All of this to help his patients to perform at optimum levels – whether it be at home, in the office or on the sporting field.
Dr Catherine Doherty (Osteopath)
B App Sc (Clin Sc), B Osteo Sc,
Cathy grew up in the Albury area before heading to Melbourne to study osteopathy at RMIT. She graduated in 1998 with a double degree of a Bachelor in Applied Science (Clinical Science) & a Bachelor in Osteopathic Science. After graduating she worked in an established multidisciplinary practice in Melbourne full time for 5 years. Here she consolidated her learning with the aid of experienced Osteopaths and other health care professionals. She moved back to the border in 2004 with her husband and has worked in the area since, taking some maternity leave over the last seven years for the births of their 3 gorgeous girls.
Cathy was drawn to study Osteopathy because of its holistic approach, and enjoys treating patients in keeping with these principles. She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions in a varied group of people from newborns through to the later years in life. She has a special interest in treating children and all pregnancy related matters, both of which she has undertaken further studies in. Headaches, neck pain lower back pain are also of particular interest to her. Cathy loves spending quality time with her family and friends, loves nothing more than cuddling up with her girls and reading them a good book, and when she has some spare time enjoys going to a yoga or gym class.
Dr Cameron Bayliss (Osteopath)
B Hlth Sc, B App Sc (Osteo),
Cameron is another home grown Beechworth lad. He went to school locally before moving to Melbourne to study Exercise Science at RMIT University. Whilst the knowledge he gained from this course was amazing, it also only fueled his desire to help people recover more rapidly from their injuries, and that desire to gain a deeper understanding is what lead him towards a career as an Osteopath. He completed his double degree in Osteopathy and Applied Science at RMIT University in 2018 before being unable to resist the offer to return back to the Albury Wodonga area.
Cameron has a mad passion for sport, playing everything from football, cricket, tennis and basketball in his younger days before a string of injuries and major surgical operations forced a change of pace in his sporting pursuits, eventually finding his way to the more relaxed setting of the golf course. His multiple injuries and the associated recovery were one of the primary reasons Cameron was drawn to Osteopathy.
Cameron’s love of sport saw him work as a sports trainer at a local football club whilst studying Osteopathy. It is probably of no great surprise that he has a special interest in treating sporting injuries; however his talents allow him to aid in the treatment of the wide range of injuries that we commonly see here at Sports & Spinal Albury. Headaches, back, neck, shoulder pain are common presentations to Cameron. He enjoys assisting clients in returning to their normal daily lifestyle, and is always striving to give that extra advice to help his patients manage their pain, whether that be at home, in the office or on the sporting field. Cameron has completed extra study to incorporate dry needling and myofascial cupping therapy into his repertoire. Cameron spends his spare time with his beautiful partner, at the gym or out on any sporting field with his mates.
Dr Bailey Lang (Osteopath & Exercise Physiologist)
B Hlth Sc, M Hlth Sc (Osteo), M Clin Ex Phys,
Bailey is another home grown country girl hailing from Beechworth. Given Beechworth is a small town, Bailey and Vaughan share some history of sporting pursuits for Beechworth Football and Netball Club, playing squash and tennis and many other country town activities having shared the same friendship circle whilst growing up. However for Bailey, golf is still the single most relaxing and frustrating sport she has come across!
Bailey has had an assortment of major and minor sporting injuries, which mostly came from her time spent on the netball court playing division one Premier League in Melbourne for 10 years. This peaked her interest in injury prevention and management, and how to best rehabilitate and condition the body in preparation for any activity. This includes pain in any location of the body, whether new or old. Bailey graduated from RMIT in 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Complementary Medicine and a Masters of Osteopathy.
Prior to Osteopathy Bailey worked for Austin Health in Melbourne as an Allied Health Assistant after graduating from Exercise Science in 2007. This experience exposed her to many chronic diseases, injuries and other health conditions and worked alongside other health disciplines to discharge people as quickly as possible from hospital. This aspect is important to Bailey as she believes in getting people better as efficiently as possible and prescribing appropriate exercise and/or lifestyle changes to enable a speedy recovery.
Bailey has also completed her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the start of 2019, which has added another notch to her belt to help in the recovery of injuries. She is also very interested in chronic disease management and prevention.
In her spare time you will find Bailey enjoying many different activities like going down to Melbourne to enjoy her friends company, spectating or participating in many different sports, eating good food, cooking good food (which her dad and Ben enjoy also!), going bush for a couple of days with her partner Ben and much more!