Our Osteopaths.

Clifford Avery

Clifford Avery is an internationally trained and accredited Osteopath who is Owner & Principle Practitioner of Sydney Osteopathic Medicine.  Cliff qualified in London, 1994 at The British School of Osteopathy. Cliff’s experience comes from treating a wide variety of people including Office Workers, Mum’s and Babies, Students as well as Dancers and Performers of the London’s Royal Opera House and Sydney Opera House, Olympic Athletes, Professional Sports People and Celebrities. Cliff specialises in treating people suffering from acute and chronic back pain, whiplash injuries, coccydynia, headache and migraines as well as treating many other conditions such as breathing difficulties, anxiety and tension disorders.

With his extensive experience in pain management Cliff enjoys working with individuals that have been unsuccessful with other treatment modalities. As well as Osteopathy Cliff is also accredited in Dry Needling & Shockwave Therapy treatment.  His treatment philosophy is that pain in the body is a natural indicator of discontent and dysfunction. He identifies and treats the underlying cause of the problem, rather than simply treating the symptoms to achieve a more satisfactory result. Cliff is highly committed to perfecting his skills by continuing both Australian and International postgraduate training and keeping up to date with the latest International advances in Osteopathic Treatment. His caring and holistic approach to Osteopathy is supported by boundless energy and an infectious sense of humour.

Peter Green

Peter has been working as an osteopath for over 25 years having graduated from University of NSW and The International College of Osteopathy. He is the founding principal of 2 clinics, Harley Place Health in Bondi Junction and Sydney Osteopathic Medicine In the Sydney CBD.

Peter’s influence over his career has been expansive and prestigious. He has worked across a number of specialised areas, in particular, the performing arts and in the area of continuing industry development and education.

Peter has worked with continuing education within his professional association and went on to write the course for the undergraduate medical science and professional clinical Masters program in Osteopathy at the University of Western Sydney, which he assisted in establishing. In 2002 Peter was nominated as the ministerial appointment for education on the Osteopaths Registration Board of NSW.

Focusing for many years on performance art injuries, Peter worked as a consultant osteopath for the Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australian Choreographic Ensemble, Opera Australia and the Sydney Festival. Peter worked with many of these organisations as a planning and injury management consultant and from 1991 was on the board of the Australian Choreographic Ensemble. In 1993, he worked as the consultant osteopath on the movie Strictly Ballroom. He has gone on to work with the cast and crew of many other movies filmed both internationally and locally in addition to consulting on numerous visiting live shows.

Peter has also specialised in the area of prenatal care. He has successfully treated many of the problems associated with pregnancy including the treatment of back and limb pain in pregnancy, the turning of posterior and breach babies and helped women with overdue babies. He has taught broadly and been published in this area.

In his city practice, Peter has worked significantly in the area of chronic pain and with pain and loss of movement associated with postural strain and sedentary office professions. He has developed a significant practice in treating chronic postural pain conditions and advising in ergonomic design and compensatory movement exercise programs.

Peter has a hands-on approach to clinical practice in dealing with the broad range of pain and movement problems. He is able to explain and educate people in understanding the issues behind their pain and also integrates movement and exercise routines that can be easily managed into daily schedules. Peter’s practice combines years of ‘hands-on’ clinical and palpatory experience with an extensive understanding of the current body of knowledge in the area of manual medicine, movement, pain science, wellness and health.

Jerome Smith

Jerome is an osteopath with a passion for helping people move pain-free.

Jerome graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 2012 and came to Australia in 2014, working in private practices in both Canberra and Sydney. He is experienced treating a broad range of conditions, ranging from common aches and pains to orthopaedic injuries.

Jerome has a strong background treating sports and performance injuries, having worked extensively with men’s and women’s ACT Premier League soccer. In 2018 Jerome completed a Diploma in Football Medicine through FIFA and currently holds qualifications in advanced dry needling and strength & conditioning coaching. He has worked with a number of international-level competitors in powerlifting, gymnastics, rowing, tennis, golf and Irish dancing.

Jerome has provided rehabilitation services to the Australian Federal Police College and the ACT Government’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs. He has provided pre and post-operative care to patients undergoing abdominal surgery at the Canberra Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CAPS) Clinic and has worked closely with GPs and orthodontists in the team-based management of jaw pain and migraine headache.

A firm believer in hands-on treatment, Jerome gets results using a combination of manual osteopathic techniques, dry needling, shockwave therapy and simple exercises that fit into busy lifestyles. He is passionate about the effects of diet, exercise and stress on health, and uses his understanding of these concepts to successfully manage pain and prevent its recurrence.

  • Osteopathy Board of Australia Registered
  • Osteopathy Australia Member
  • Sports Medicine Australia Member
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Member
  • GEMt Level 3 Advanced Dry Needling
  • FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coaching