Dr. Cansu Jay Esen

Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Osteopathy

Cansu Jay Esen, the principal osteopath at Lalor Osteopathy, has a holistic and structural approach to treating her patients. She finds healing through Osteopathy most rewarding and loves getting to know her patients personally.

Cansu has worked in various clinics in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and has acquired invaluable knowledge from each of these practices. She continues to improve patient care with a keen interest in biomechanical research and courses. 

Cansu is passionate about helping her patients through manual therapy. She thrives on improving her patients’ quality of life and encouraging patients to take an active role in their care. Results are achieved with tailored hands on treatment and patient education for long term relief.

She simplifies treatment goals for her patients, from the young to the elderly. Her treatments are individualised to the patient and involve various gentle to firm techniques appropriate for the presenting condition.

She is also qualified in cupping and dry needling.

Outside of work she enjoys keeping an active and healthy lifestyle. Loves travelling and exploring new eateries.

Dr. Zeynep Kiraz

Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Osteopathy

Zeynep is an enthusiastic and passionate osteopath having completed her degree at Victoria University. She has a keen interest in treating the body holistically and promoting wellbeing. She enjoys treating people of all ages and walks of life. Whether it be chronic conditions, sporting injuries, headaches, sinusitis, or pregnancy related issues, Zeynep is driven to help you get back to your best.

Zeynep strongly believes in not only treating the pain you’re experiencing but also identifying the underlying cause and treating in accordance to help reduce the injury from re-occurring. She uses a variety of treatment techniques including: soft tissue massage and stretches, articulation, manipulation, muscle energy techniques, myofascial dry needling, cupping and strapping. She places a large emphasis on postural correction, ergonomic advice and patient-based rehabilitation.

In her spare time, Zeynep loves travelling, keeping active and spending time with her beloved family.

Dr. Tevhide Algul

Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Osteopathy

Tevhide graduated from RMIT University after completing a double degree in Health Science/ Applied Science (Osteopathy). Her interest in Osteopathy sparked as an adolescent having being involved with Taekwondo and sustaining many injuries. She understands the demands an injury can place on the body and the importance of wellbeing.

Tevhide treats a range of musculoskeletal complaints by individualizing her treatment approach tailored to the needs of each individual. She incorporates a multi-facet approach, which involves hands on treatment, in conjunction with exercise prescription and lifestyle advice. She has developed a particular interest in the treatment and management of acute and chronic back pain, headaches and sporting injuries.

Tevhide has completed her course in myofascial dry needling, which she incorporates in her treatment.

When Tevhide is not treating she enjoys reading, hiking and traveling.

DR. Briana Martin-Bashtannyk​

Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Osteopathy

Briana is a passionate and committed Osteopath who found her love for Osteopathy through a life long involvement in the sporting field. 

After completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, her interest in human anatomy and physiology grew, leading her to further studies in Osteopathy. She has a strong belief in the holistic principals associated with diagnosis and treatment and recognises the individual circumstances surrounding each case. 

Briana has a wide range of interest in all conditions presented to the clinic, and through a combination of hands on therapy, dry needling and taping, strives to have her patients functioning at their best. 

In her spare time Briana works at her local football club Therry Penola as their head trainer, after spending 6 years in the VFL system as well as participating in a variety of sports herself.

DR. James Billings

Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Osteopathy

James graduated from RMIT with a double degree Health Science/Applied Science (Osteopathy).  James has always had an interest in problem solving and has adapted this into a career he has enjoyed and loved.

James has a big passion in sport, having played it since he was young. This has become one of the biggest driving factors for him to pick a career in osteopathy.  He has seen and dealt with injuries first hand and can relate to many patient complaints.  He has developed an understanding of what patients could be potentially going through emotionally and physically.  He has an excellent insight into rehab and various treatment path his patients will be undertaking.

James is a structural osteopath, his treatments involve soft tissue massage, manipulation, stretching, articulation and other osteopathic techniques, tailored to his patient’s needs.  

Outside of osteopathy, James enjoys sports, movies, music and catching up with family and friends.