Meet the team at Osteopaths of Bentleigh
Dr Connie Petousis and Dr Vivienne Willmott are the directors of Osteopaths of Bentleigh. Their interest in the anatomy and function of the human body led them to the field of Osteopathy.
Graduating from Victoria University with a Masters of Osteopathy, Connie and Vivienne have been providing treatment to the Bentleigh area for the past seven years.
Dr Vivienne Willmott (Née Tilyard)
Vivienne firmly believes that educating her patients to understand the nature of their condition is the key to pain management and recovery from injury. She provides hands on treatment combined with exercise prescription, ergonomic advice and lifestyle modifications to help her patients get back to their normal.
Vivienne thoroughly enjoys treating the wide variety of conditions that patients present to her with, and is enthusiastic about the role she plays in helping her patients overcome injuries and manage pain.
Vivienne has undergone further training in Clinical Pilates with specific training in Pre and Post Natal Pilates. Vivienne finds Clinical Pilates to be very beneficial in the long-term management of conditions such as Lower Back Pain, Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis as well as for helping women in the Pre and Postal Natal period to overcome pregnancy or birth related pelvic floor dysfunction.
Vivienne actively takes an interest in her own health, regularly practicing Pilates and Yoga as well as going for walks along Melbourne’s beautiful bayside beaches or the Yarra.
Dr Connie Petousis
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. Connie has a passion for treating everyone; from expecting mothers to improving musculoskeletal function of babies and children, including newborns.
Connie has undertaken many Postgraduate courses related to treating pre and post natal women, treating infants, advice regarding breastfeeding, recognising tongue ties and teaching calm birth skills.
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.
Connie is a Bentleigh local and enjoys cooking, keeping active and catching up with friends in her spare time.