• Mon-Thu: 8am - 7:30pm Fri: 8am - 6pm Sat: 8am - 3:00pm
  • 141 Railway Place Williamstown, VIC 3016
  • (03) 9399 9441

About Us

Established in 1999 by Dr Mike Stowe in modest beginnings then to our purpose built clinic in Railway Place Williamstown,

A family clinic – We have whole families attend the clinic, including, Mums, Dads, kids, Aunties, Uncles, cousins and Grandparents. Through life different musculoskeletal needs and ailments change and we can support and adapt treatments to your age and activity levels.

Experience – Dr Mike Stowe mentors and supports all his practitioners with his knowledge, and experience ensuring consistency in treatments within the clinic. All our Osteopaths are enthusiastic to develop professional relationships with your other health practitioners so they can consult if needed to support your progress.

Professional practitioners – We can cater to all your time and treatment needs. Our Osteopaths are registered and insured. They are constantly participating in professional development and exchanging ideas and skills.

Friendly and professionalOur Osteopaths are approachable and accessible supported by receptionists who are very helpful. They can usually assist with any enquires you may have otherwise will certainly get back to you quickly if required.

Diversity – At our clinic there is the opportunity to work with one or several practitioners. Dependent on your specific requirements and your availability, we offer experience in all areas and strengths of osteopathy. This sometimes means working with the more than one osteopath.

Dry needling, core strength work and exercise therapy, shock wave may all be incorporated. Our role is to facilitate the best outcome possible within the osteopathic treatment frame, or when necessary, referrals to the correct medical specialist.

ReliabilityWe do our best to get you in on the day most convenient to you. We are flexible and try accommodating to all requests and although the practitioner you may request could already be busy we try in all efforts to offer another at a convenient time. We also offer waiting lists and reminder texts to ensure you don’t miss your appointment.

Sensitivity – We are very sensitive and safe in our approach with everyone who attends the clinic including children and pregnant women. Gowns are offered to all females that attend the clinic. Pregnancy padding is available and used to increase the comfort level during your treatment.

Osteopathy Consultations

Our experienced, fully-trained osteopaths have been providing osteopathy consultations in Williamstown for over 20 years. Make an appointment today for personalised treatment and discover how you can benefit from our holistic approach which involves looking at the important link between the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs.

We welcome you to book a consultation now or call us on 03 9399 9441 to discuss your needs and set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you improve your quality of life.

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Mike Stowe
Principal practitioner/Osteopath at Hobsons Bay Osteopathy since 1999

Initially I was in a gym manager and personal training in the fitness industry. I decided to study Osteopathy to expand my knowledge in the mechanics of healing in the body. Training in weights highlighted what the body could achieve, the changes you can make with strength and conditioning impacts on structural and metabolic health while improving endurance and flexibility can give cardiovascular benefits. However, each present with the different challenges in injury. Healing and prevention of injury is paramount in Osteopathy. Keeping moving is essential for healing. I believe Osteopathy is real and honest in our approach to treating and working with the body. We can take into account your lifestyle, activity levels, genetics, and work demands on the body while working within your pain threshold to apply a treatment plan specific to your needs. I want to keep you moving and active in the activity you enjoy. I also enjoy mentoring all new practitioners who join our team and hold regular meeting to ensure continuity in the delivery of treatments within the clinic. I’m committed to positive experience and results within the clinic.

My Interests – holidays with family, running, gym, and cycling. Recently completed the Melbourne marathon, have participated in various cycling events, including Cadel Evans ride, Amy Gillet ride and Around the bay. Trainer in junior local football team and cricket teams.

Time spent outside work –We spend a lot of time locally, enjoying the lifestyle Williamstown brings.

Life plan – Enjoy the moment, participate in life today and give everything your best. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Naomi Stowe
Office Manager

Naomi Stowe is the business partner, clinic manager, naturopath and receptionist.She has in the past ran her own business, worked as a professional trainer in the beauty industry, and studied and practised naturopathy. Naomi wears many caps at Hobsons Bay Osteopathy and tries to be involved in all the runnings of the clinic. She is helpful for additional advice or enquiries regarding natural therapies and nutritional advise.

Over the years has she gained insight on the importance of a presenting a relaxing environment for patients to be treated . Patients attending need to know there is care and consideration in the presentation and running of the practise or business. Naomi strives to keep consistency and reliability in the practise. Organising practitioner meetings for client reviews, keeping staff up to date on changes and interacting with patients offering opportunities to make enquiries openly about any concerns or difficulties they may experience.

Naomi enjoys the opportunity to work with Mike and his associates and believes they have a great team at HBO offering elite and high standard of care and service to all who attend.

Dr Rory Mckay

Dr Rory McKay is a senior osteopath associate at Hobsons Bay Osteopathy and has been looking after the health and well-being of patients in the Inner West for the last 4 years.

Originally from the UK, Rory qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy in 2011. Having made the decision to move ‘Down Under’ in 2013 with his fiancée Catherine he has embraced the Australian lifestyle and is currently applying for permanent residency, looking forward to becoming a fully fledged Australian citizen in the future.

To keep fit Rory can be found running around Williamstown three times a week in the early hours of the morning, this dedication to his cardiovascular fitness saw him complete the 2016 Melbourne Marathon. When not running the mornings are spent on his own strength and conditioning in the gym, spotting with principal osteopath Dr Mike Stowe. Rory has always been an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and plays soccer for a local league soccer team, for which he is currently goalkeeper and awarded M.V.P awards 2017 for Barnstoneworth F.C reserves.

Rory’s knowledge and interest for treating sporting injuries come from his own experience in competing in Rugby, cricket and later Soccer while in England which makes him a great practitioner to treat and rehabilitate your injury and return you to the physical activity you enjoy. He has a great rapport with young sports players too often giving great advise on recovery and maintenance.

Since being in Australia, Rory has added dry needling to his skillset, completing two courses, the second under the tutelage of advanced dry needling international expert Dr Jan Dommerhalt. The needling has added a dynamic dimension to an already strong, structural treatment style, which is underpinned by an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Applicable to all injuries be it; acute pain, chronic long-term aches or even for preventative measures Rory’s subset of skills and calm, friendly demeanor will leave you feeling confident that you have an experienced and competent practitioner.

Dr Nicholas Crameri

In his 5th year studying Osteopathic medicine at VUT, Nick was an Osteopathic intern at Hobsons Bay Osteopathy under the guidance of Dr Mike Stowe gaining hands on experience in treating and managing patients and we are pleased he has become part of our team.

He has fully graduated, eager to establish a loyal patient base at Hobsons Bay Osteopathy and offers a holistic and complete care approach to his patients.

Nick lives locally in the Hobsons Bay area and has also spent the last 4 years treating and assisting football players at Williamstown CYMS Football Club as a sports trainer. This gave him valuable experience in acute sporting injuries and rehab.

Nick has also gained experience treating and managing patients in India as part of a month-long work experience program within an Orthopedic hospital in Mumbai, allowing Nick to provide the most holistic treatment possible by way of a examination, hands on manual treatment and specified rehabilitative exercise advice.

Outside treating Nick spends has a passion for playing and listening to music, attending as many gigs as possible and leafing through a book.

Dr. Kristen Mihai
Dr Kristen Mihai

Kristen was first drawn to Osteopathy because of the holistic approach to the body and the difference treatment can make to an individual’s overall health. She is focused on treating the cause of the pain rather than just managing the symptoms to provide long lasting relief for her patients. Kristen enjoys treating a wide range of conditions and uses a variety of treatment techniques and approaches to achieve optimal results. She believes that being strong and active can help with the prevention and re-occurrence of many injuries. Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and has tackled various tracks in within Australia and abroad.

Dr Sarah Varmalis

Sarah graduated from Victoria University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). Big on travel, Sarah has been to many places across Europe and completed a 4-week study period as a part of an exchange program at the University College of Osteopathy in London where she worked with a wide range of patients.

Sarah is a Geek at heart, often delving into various board or computer games and can often be found with her nose stuck in a book. She is also an avid learner, and has a passion in pursuing various methods of natural healing. To this end she has completed a Level 1 Dry Needling qualification with Dr. Jon Marshall, and is always on the look out for ways to improve her knowledge base.

Sarah enjoys treating people from all walks of life and is never happier than when she improves mobility and decreases pain levels.