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 and Masters degrees at Victoria University in 2007 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 the best part of 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 and is a certified kinesio taping and dry needling 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.