Our Team

Meet our highly trained health care professionals

Parkdale Osteopathic Clinic is a team of highly trained health care professionals who are passionate and dedicated in helping you live a full life through positive health management.

We believe it is crucial that you understand what is causing and contributing to your complaint, so that you will be in a much better position to overcome this ailment, and prevent it from happening again.

Dr Chris Reeves

OSTEOPATH   B.Sc (Clin. Science), M.H.Sc (Osteopathy)

Chris is the founder/Director of Parkdale Osteopathic Clinic and has been providing osteopathic care for the Bayside community over the past 20 years.

Chris has grown up in Parkdale, attending St. John Vianney’s Primary School and St. Bede’s College, and completed his osteopathic studies at Victoria University. He has also previously worked as a supervising clinician at the Vic Uni Osteopathic Medical Clinic, a position he held for 5 years.

Currently, Chris is a full member of Osteopathy Australia (OA) and is chairman of the Public Relations Committee for OA.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, water skiing and fishing.

Meet Chris

Dr Connie Petousis

OSTEOPATH   B.Sc (Clin. Science), M.H.Sc (Osteopathy)

Connie graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and Masters in Osteopathy which involved researching the use of compression garments on recovery in sports.

During her studies, Connie worked closely with the De La Salle old collegians football club as a sports trainer. She has a keen interest in working with prenatal and postnatal women as well as babies and children. She has also undertaken a number of courses to develop her interest in this area.

Connie strongly believes in the osteopathic philosophy of treating the cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms and enjoys the challenges that this brings. She employs a wide variety of techniques both structural and indirect, as well as dry needling and sports taping.

In her spare time, Connie loves cooking, catching up with friends and taking part in Pilates classes.

Meet Connie

Dr Tayla Rhodes

OSTEOPATH   B.Sc (Clin. Science), M.H.Sc (Osteopathy)

Tayla has been part of POC team since her uni days starting at reception and transitioning into Osteopath following her internship. Tayla has thrived within the clinic and is an Osteopath with a strong focus on developing relationships and creating an environment that supports her patients goals; whether that be to reduce pain, improve strength and performance or guide them during their pregnancy journey. Tayla enjoys helping people of all ages presenting with anything from headaches, jaw pain, sporting injuries (particularly soccer related), pregnancy and chronic pain. Tayla prides herself in giving patients the time to tell their stories and seeks to empower them through their journey using a combination of manual therapy, education, lifestyle advice and exercise rehabilitation.

Tayla began her journey into healthcare by initially studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences, Majoring in Anatomy and Physiology giving her a thorough understanding of the body. She also spent a number of years as a sports trainer for Oakleigh Crushers VAFA Football club tending to the treatment and prevention of game day injuries. Following on from her Osteopathy degree Tayla has completed further study focusing on the pelvic region, pregnancy, dry needling and more recently has been researching the management of tendon issues.

It’s not all work and no play. Outside the clinic Tayla spends a lot of time with friends, partner Conor and her cat Ahsoka. She loves food and even more so when it is accompanied by a good cup of coffee at brunch. During the week you’ll also find her playing soccer as captain of the Somerville Eagles Soccer Club and is an active committee member striving to promote women in sport!

Tayla is available Mondays (11am – 7pm), Wednesdays (1pm-7.15pm), Fridays (8am – 12pm) and Saturdays (8am – 2pm).

Meet Tayla

Dr Karl Godden

OSTEOPATH   B.Sc (Clin. Science), M.H.Sc (Osteopathy)

Being in the outdoors with friends makes my heart sing. Whether the activity is simply gardening or a multi- day wilderness experience, I love being active in nature. My passions range from rock climbing, cycling, skiing, hiking and all things water. I have travelled extensively, previously working as a school teacher in a variety of schools which included remote indigenous communities. Having seen the need for health care in these communities, I then became a paramedic in the Northern Territory for 10 years. These two previous careers combined with extensive work in the construction industry have given me vast life experiences and a passion for Osteopathic care. I love being involved in people’s health journeys and feel great satisfaction at seeing my patients achieve their goals and feel their best. I use a variety of Osteopathic and dry needling techniques and enjoy treating the intricacies of performance and function in elite sportspeople or the person struggling with chronic pain and other health comorbidities. What is stopping you from doing your favourite activity that makes your heart sing?

Karl is available Tuesdays (8am – 1.30pm), Thursdays (8am – 2pm) Fridays (12pm – 6pm).

Dr Catriona Bauld

OSTEOPATH   B.Sc (Clin. Science), M.H.Sc (Osteopathy) Registered Osteopath / Clinical Pilates Instructor

Catriona graduated from Osteopathic Medicine at Victoria University and has a Masters Degree in Clinical Science. She has furthered her studies to compliment her osteopathic training, having completed a Myofascial Dry Needling course as well as becoming a Clinical Pilates instructor.

Catriona combines movement and exercise prescription with hands on Osteopathic techniques in her treatment plan. She enjoys helping people through all phases of life with the varying challenges they may face. Catriona treats anything from pre-natal/post-natal, jaw pain, chronic pain, and has a special interest in dance related issues. This includes pointe assessments and rehabilitation or training required for this specialised skill.

She hopes to share and educate her passion for how the body functions in order for you to achieve your goals. Catriona understands that achieving your goals often requires more than simply looking at muscles and bones, so enjoys delving in to learning about individual patients and their lifestyles.

Catriona is always delighted to hear your latest book, TV show and restaurant reviews!

Catriona has recently returned from maternity leave and is looking forward to incorporating her newly discovered maternal skills into her practice!

Dr Gaby Pecherskiy

OSTEOPATH   B.Sc (Clin. Science), M.H.Sc (Osteopathy)

Gaby graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Having worked across a multitude of settings, ranging from private practice, sporting environments and aged care, Gaby applies a patient-centred approach to treatment. Gaby enjoys treating a variety of conditions, in particular complaints related to postural compensation, headaches and shoulder pain. She is adept at acute sport injury treatment and management, from prior experience working as a sports trainer at Ormond Amateur Football Club, as well as her current involvement with the VAFA umpiring association.

During her university studies, Gaby completed a hospital placement in India, where she worked across Mumbai and Goa. There, she was part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons, and gained invaluable experience aiding with the post-surgical rehabilitation of patients.

Gaby uses a diverse range of treatment modalities, focusing on structural osteopathic techniques, exercise prescription and Pilates to ensure optimal management of each condition. She is qualified in dry needling and myofascial cupping, as well as kinesiology taping, and uses these in conjunction with her osteopathic treatment.

When not working, Gaby enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and exploring the outdoors.

Rebecca Clarke


Rebecca Clarke is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and Certificate in Health Studies in Hot Stone Therapy, and has worked at Parkdale Osteopathic Clinic since 2009.

Treatments available at the clinic are Remedial, Relaxation, Sports, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage. Rebecca is a member of AAMT, Healthcare Provider and Worksafe Accredited.

Julianne Camille


Julianne Camille is a qualified and experienced remedial masseur specialising in remedial, relaxation, pregnancy and rehabilitation massage. She enjoys treating both children and adults and a variety of conditions and incorporates trigger point therapy, myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, vacuum cupping and acupressure into her treatments. She has a Diploma Remedial Massage, Cert IV Training and Assessment and Certificate in Pilates (mat). She is an active member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia.

Julianne loves the simple things in life such as Bulla’s creamy vanilla ice cream, chocolate and walking along the beach!

Christina Darras


Christina Darras is the yoga teacher at Parkdale Osteo Clinic’s Movement Studio. She is a 200h accredited teacher and teaches ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga. She has trained with Yoga with Georgia in Victoria, and with worldwide excellent yoga teachers such as Laruga Glaser, Sofia Xirotiri, Savvas Yiantsis and Yuval Ayalon. Her aim is to safely guide yoga practitioners with a variety of yoga asanas, adapted to the needs of the class. She has great respect for yoga values, believes that yoga is a holistic, transformative, healing practice for the body and the mind.

She is of Athenian Greek origin and she has also studied Fine Arts in Paris and London.

In her free time she enjoys long walks by the ocean with her dog Mousou.

Our Friendly Admin Team

The administrative team at the clinic are dedicated to providing prompt, professional service, and are more than happy to assist with any query you may have.

Carly Reeves

Jacqui Day

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OA osteopaths must be government registered, meet high professional standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice.