Meet the Team!

 

 

Dr. Clint Cooper

 
Bay City Health Group - Osteopathy & Pilates Geelong: Clint Cooper - Osteopath
 

Clint has been involved in the health & fitness industry for almost 10 years, starting off as a personal trainer before undertaking further study in Osteopathy and rehabilitation Pilates. Originally from Ballarat in Victoria, Clint was heavily involved in high level competitive sport as a child and into his late teens in sports such as Australian Rules Football, athletics and swimming - reaching Australian national level finals as a freestyle sprinter. Through his swimming, Clint also trained with the VIS, won multiple state gold medals and represented Victoria at national competition. During this time Clint taught learn to swim and junior squad training, and later on was an assistant coach of a local senior football team.

Along with the great times sport can bring, Clint suffered multiple knee injuries in his early to mid 20’s whilst playing football which lead him down the health & rehab pathway- firstly for his own body and then as a career. Within his own body, Clint found (and was later advised) that there were muscular imbalances and areas of weakness that contributed to his injuries. He has used his own experiences to research and develop a deeper understanding of dysfunctional regions of the body, and how they connect & relate to pain and injuries.

Clint has a passion for all aspects of heath & the human body, in particular sports injury management & prevention, acute and chronic back pain & the contributing factors leading to dysfunction, joint manipulation and musculo-skeletal biomechanics. 

He has worked at multiple Osteo clinics at the Gold Coast & Byron Bay, including Associated Medical Clinics (AMC) and Byron Central Osteopathy & Sports Injury Clinic. Clint also worked at Byron Bay Pilates & Physiotherapy as a rehab Pilates trainer alongside highly regarded Physiotherapists and Pilates instructors. He draws upon the skills from Pilates and integrates them into his Osteopathic treatments and management plans.

 

Qualifications:

· Masters in Osteopathic Medicine

· Bachelor in Clinical Science

· Diploma in Rehabilitative Pilates (Polestar Education)

· Certificate 4 Pilates (Polestar Education)

· Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment

· Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness

 
 

 

Dr. Felicity Porter

 
Bay City Health Group - Osteopathy & Pilates Geelong: Felicity Porter - Osteopath
 

Felicity was born and bred in Ballarat, Victoria. She has worked in Health and Fitness for over 13 years and more specifically exercise rehabilitation. Some of her experiences have been working at football clubs as a sports trainer dealing with sports injuries, developing health and wellness programs for corporate businesses, facilitating and coordinating Pilates programs for numerous Secondary schools including a permanent position taking Pilates for a private girl’s college as part of their physical education program, pre-season Pilates programs for state level rowing squads, football umpires and various football clubs. She has a keen interest to learn off other allied health professionals and has had experience with Exercise Physiologists, Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapists, Pilates Instructors and Personal Trainers. Felicity has worked in Byron Bay teaching Rehabilitative exercise at Byron Bay Pilates and Physiotherapy alongside well-respected Physiotherapists and Pilates Instructors, and as an Osteopath at Byron Central Osteopathy & Sports Injury Clinic. She also worked as an Osteopath at the Gold Coast for Associated Medical Clinics (AMC).

As an Osteopath she likes to thoroughly get to the primary cause of the patient’s complaint and strive to get them back to optimum health as quickly as possible. Felicity has a strong focus on short and long-term management of the patient by using multiple avenues such as Osteopathic hands on therapy, preventative exercise and rehabilitation. Felicity is a firm believer in an integrative approach to health.

 

Qualifications:

· Masters in Osteopathic Medicine

· Bachelor in Clinical Science

· Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science (Major Exercise Rehab)

· Diploma in Rehabilitative Pilates (Polestar Education)

· Certificate 4 Pilates (Polestar Education)

· Level 1 Pilates YMCA

· Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness