The Beaches Osteopathic Centre Team

Dr Tony Tranfield (Osteopath)

Tony Tranfield is an Osteopath with a special interest in neurological rehabilitation, and in particular, the rehabilitation of posture, movement and balance. He has had a practice in on Sydney’s Northern Beaches since 1999.
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Patricia Zurutuza (Massage Therapist)

Patricia has a Physiotherapy degree from Spain and has been working in Australia since 2013. In 2014 she finished her Diploma in Remedial Massage and Sports, and provides soft tissue therapy and exercise rehabilitation for us. She is a fully registered member of AMT Massage Association.

Alex Popovic (Practice Manager)

Alex has been with us since 2012 and keeps our tight ship running. Her focus is patient-centric, and she manages all aspects of practice administration.  Any questions – just ask Alex!

About Us

Formed in 1999

Situated in Narrabeen by the lake on Sydney’s scenic Northern Beaches, Beaches Osteopathic Centre was formed by practice principal Tony Tranfield in 1999. The practice moved to its present site in Wellington Street, which was officially opened by the then Minister for Health & Ageing, The Honorable Tony Abbott MP in 2005.

A Patient-centric Approach

… rather than disease-centric, which means that our team assesses and treats you according to your individual situation, needs and goals rather than a set protocol prescribed by your condition.

Balance, Coordination and Movement

Whilst we manage all manner of musculoskeletal complaints, we have gradually become more specialised in problems relating to balance, coordination and movement.

Computerised Posturography

We have developed our own proprietory rehabilitation programs for back pain, balance and movement using research grade computerised posturographic measuring equipment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is osteopathy covered by Medicare?

Yes. It is covered under the Medicare Plus Scheme called “Chronic Disease Management (CDM)”, formerly known as “Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)”. Medicare Plus was implemented as part of the Safety Net to enable people with chronic and/or long standing conditions who were seeing an Osteopath, Dentist, Podiatrist or other “Allied Health Care Practitioners” to receive a rebate from Medicare. People not in a health fund, or whose health fund rebate has run out, may be eligible.

In order to receive a rebate, you need to have been referred by a GP and provide the paperwork (claim form and treatment plan) to our practice. The maximum of rebated consultations permitted per year is 5.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No. All you need is to telephone or email for an appointment. We will see emergencies on the same day. We can contact your GP if you wish.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No. All you need is to telephone or email for an appointment. We will see emergencies on the same day. We can contact your GP if you wish.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No. All you need is to telephone or email for an appointment. We will see emergencies on the same day. We can contact your GP if you wish.

Will I have my "joints cracked"?

Osteopathic treatment consists of many different manual treatment methods, including joint manipulation. 

Most of the treatment will comprise of muscle and connective tissue stretches and  joint articulations. However where a joint is not moving normally, it may require manipulation to improve its range of motion.

Joint manipulation is a highly specific procedure applied with a great deal of sensitivity and skill. Osteopaths are trained to recognise conditions that are inappropriate for joint manipulation.

We see patients who are unwilling to have joint manipulation all the time. There are always other osteopathic procedures that are effective, though in some cases this might lengthen the course of treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

This is individual to each patient depending on the nature and severity of the complaint, and your health goals.  

We place a lot of emphysis on treatment planning, which includes discussing the nature of the complaint and your health goals.

What shouldn’t I do after treatment?

After a treatment, it is not advisable to do any lifting or carrying and, if possible, no heavy shopping, housework or strong exercise.

Following the treatment, the muscles will be relaxed and the joints are loosened up. If you over-strain yourself at this time the injury could aggravate your problem, or even do further damage. If you are currently working while having treatment then try and rest in your break times.

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Beaches Osteopathic Centre Pty Ltd
ABN:  48 105 006 728 

21/20 Wellington Street
NARRABEEN NSW 2101
AUSTRALIA
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