Practitioner Profiles

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Dr Emila Howley - Osteopath

BSc(ClinSc) MHSc(Osteo)

Emila is the founder and managing director of Finesse Osteopathy, which originated in Warracknabeal in February 2015. After over 2 years of providing quality healthcare to those in the Wimmera Mallee, Emila has now moved along with her partner Ryan to Tatura. Emila grew up in Shepparton, and will now be living and working in Tatura where her father John grew up, and where grandparents Frank and Rosie Howley spent most of their lives.

Emila is the principal Osteopath at Finesse Osteopathy in Tatura. Emila graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Prior to opening Finesse Osteopathy in Warracknabeal she worked in numerous well-established and reputable Osteopathic clinics throughout Melbourne. Here, she increased her knowledge and further developed her skills alongside some of the most respected Osteopaths in her field.

Focusing on neck and back pain (spinal pain and headaches), Emila provides effective treatment and management for both acute and chronic conditions.

Being a health and fitness enthusiast herself, she enjoys providing quality treatment for all sports injuries and providing further rehabilitation and management of these conditions.

She also has a passion for women’s health, primarily in helping alleviate pain during pregnancy.

Emila is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a current member of Osteopathy Australia.


Dr Lucy Lavery - Osteopath

B.App.Sc(Osteo), B.H.Sc.

Lucy is the principal Osteopath of Finesse Osteopathy Warracknabeal.

Lucy graduated from RMIT University with a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science/Applied Science (Osteopathy).

Lucy enjoyed cross country running as a teen and found herself at the local osteopath on many different occasions. It was then that she was drawn to Osteopathy and it's principle of the body being a unit. She has a keen interest in treating chronic conditions and finding the underlying cause to provide effective long lasting relief. She also enjoys treating postural related complaints such as neck and back pain, jaw pain and headaches.

Lucy loves the problem solving aspect of Osteopathy and working together with patients to achieve their personal goals. Her view that no two people are the same is reflective in her treatment and management plans.

Lucy spent many school holidays growing up at 11 Phillips Street being her grandmas house, and is ecstatic to be back in Warracknabeal.

Lucy is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a current member of Osteopathy Australia.

Finesse Catherine

Dr Catherine Burns - Osteopath

BSc(ClinSc) MHSc(Osteo)

Catherine completed her Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University.

Since graduating Catherine has been working as an Osteopath in Melbourne and has recently joined the team at Finesse Osteopathy in Tatura.

Catherine is passionate about developing an individualised plan so you can achieve your health goals. Whether you are trying to make it to your team’s grand final or simply get through the day at work, Catherine will help you to manage your pain.

After several years working as a senior trainer in the Eastern Football League, Catherine is experienced in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sporting injuries. She has also developed a clinical interest in treating the lower back and helping those with chronic pain.

She uses a wide variety of hands-on techniques, including dry needling, to achieve the best outcome. As an osteopath, Catherine feels it is important to help her patients develop skills to self-manage their complaint away from the treatment room. This can include advice on exercises, sleep, ergonomics and pain education.

Catherine is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a current member of Osteopathy Australia.