Cotlew St. Osteopathy

Dr Victoria McLelland

Osteopath Ashmore, Gold Coast

Welcome To Cotlew St. Osteopathy

The child centered family clinic

Cotlew St. Osteopathy has been created as a child centered family clinic. When you walk in there are two reception areas, one especially dedicated to new mothers to be able to take their time to feed and change their babies pre and post treatment. 

This area is filled with an array of toys and books for children and siblings to quietly play. The clinic is light filled and warm. There is parking directly in front and it is pram friendly. The location of the clinic is within the Gold Coast Office Park, a little medical hub. All Osteopathic appointments with Victoria are 40 minutes, which includes a detailed examination and Osteopathic treatment.

At Cotlew St. Osteopathy you can access Osteopathic sessions with a referral from your GP under the Chronic Diseases Management plan (or EPC) for a partial Medicare rebate. You can also book in as a private patient (with no referral) and be eligible for private health rebates.

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How Osteopathy Can Help

Osteopathy is a healthcare practice that is hands on. We use movement of the body focusing on joints, muscles, nerves, lymphatics and circulation to help improve the underlying function of the area. When mobility and function improve, quite often there is a reduction in inflammation and pain.

We can start to feel better. It’s a different way of addressing discomfort and pain without the use of drugs. Australian Osteopaths are university trained, government registered, allied health professionals.

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Treatments We Offer

  • Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF)
  • Balancing ligaments (BLT)
  • Articulation
  • Visceral techniques
  • Stretching
  • Myofascial Release
  • Soft Tissue therapy

Conditions We Treat

Newborns, Infants & Children

Newborns experience various birth scenarios, which can shape their initial weeks. Unsettled behaviour, excessive crying, head shape issues, movement preference, feeding and sleeping difficulties may be signs of unresolved birth trauma. Osteopathy can address these concerns by encouraging musculoskeletal system function and healthier behaviour.

As babies grow reflexes become conscious movements. Missed milestones or uncoordinated movements might indicate poorly integrated reflexes. Victoria considers rhythmic movement training as part of her treatment plans for these children.

The main concerns parents have for their newborn or child and book an appointment with Cotlew St. Osteopathy is for:

  • Torticollis
  • Flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly & brachycephaly)
  • Colic & Unsettled Baby
  • Delayed Crawling & Walking
  • Growing Pains
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Constipation
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Childhood Falls
  • Developmental Delays

Conditions We Treat


Teenage bodies undergo periods of rapid growth and hormonal changes, usually combined with an increase in physical activity. It’s a time when poor posture, sporting injuries, scoliosis and even concussion rates increase.

Osteopathic techniques, combined with posture retraining and exercises can go a long way to managing pain and alleviating discomfort for these conditions.

Understanding the severity and complexity of concussion injuries and the long-term effects are still yet to be fully understood. Osteopathy is in a unique position of being able to improve mobility, circulation and lymphatic drainage to the head and neck, as a treatment approach to helping some headaches and post-concussion symptoms.

Here are some of the main conditions we treat in the older child in clinic:

  • Childhood Headaches / Migraines
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • Scoliosis
  • Hip Pain
  • Jaw Pain / TMJ Pain
  • Shoulder & Neck Pain
  • Poor Posture

Conditions We Treat

Pregnancy / Post Partum

A woman’s body undergoes the most extraordinary and possibly the largest transformation and change during the 9 months of pregnancy.

During this time, it can be common to experience lower back or pelvic pains. Mostly this is due to the different ways that weight is carried and how the body accommodates changes in posture. Osteopathy has techniques that can help improve posture, improve breathing and pelvic mechanics, and decrease discomfort and pain. This helps to provide a more enjoyable experience during this wonderous time. 

Osteopathy can also help with post-partum recovery. There may be several challenges in this 4th trimester including hormonal changes affecting ligaments, dysfunction and pain caused by delivery, and feeding or breastfeeding difficulties. Osteopathy can not only help ease discomfort but also promote better blood flow and promote lymphatic drainage.  

Some of the reasons why women may present to Cotlew St. Osteopathy include: 

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches & Neck Strain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • Breastfeeding Pain

Meet Your Osteopath

Dr. Victoria McLelland

Victoria has been a registered Osteopath in practice on the Gold Coast for 18 years.

She has treated thousands of children and their families in a clinical setting from as early as one day old, through to toddlers, adolescences, and pregnant women. Victoria has a particular interest in treating newborns, children and pregnancy.

She regularly maintains a working knowledge of developmental milestones, age specific health checks and attends seminars on the latest research.

Victoria has a referral network in place and works alongside midwives, lactation consultants, dentists, naturopaths, doctors and other health care providers.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I couldn’t recommend Victoria highly enough. We were recommended for our 37 week old baby for low muscle tone and she has been amazing! She is so thorough and knowledgeable and we saw improvements from the get go.
Sheree Willis

I have been taking my daughter to see Victoria for approximately 2 months and she has improved significantly during this time. Victoria is incredible with babies/toddlers. She is patient, professional, and my daughter loves her treatments!
Kelly Kozaris

This woman is incredible with kids. She worked her magic on my two week old baby who now seems much more settled and comfortable. She was very thorough and professional and was really good at keeping my bub settled throughout the appointment. I was very impressed and will be back again for sure
Veronica Exner

Cotlew St. Osteopathy

The child centered family clinic

Cotlew St. Osteopathy

Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopathy is a hands on approach to healthcare that focuses on treating the whole person. At Cotlew St. Osteopathy, Victoria uses osteopathic techniques to address a wide range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. These may include pregnancy related issues, sporting injuries in children, cry-fuss behaviour with infants and feeding difficulties in newborns. So, whether your seeking relief from pain, support during your pregnancy or with your newborn, osteopathy can help promote healing and restore balance.

During your initial appointment at Cotlew St. Osteopathy, you can expect a thorough assessment of your medical history, current symptoms, and a physical examination. Victoria will take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a personalised treatment plan. If it is for your baby, then a detailed history of your birth and any complications will be asked. The little red book issued in Queensland may help to assist some mothers with the history as well. An osteopathic treatment will then follow and may include various hands on techniques to help relieve strain patterns and reduce painful areas. Your comfort and well being are our top priorities and Victoria strives to provide a positive and supportive environment.

Cotlew St. Osteopathy is on the ground floor in a medical / office park. There are car parks directly out the front of the building, including disabled parking. The entrance is pram friendly, with a second reception area dedicated to mothers and children. In this area there is a change table, comfortable feeding chair and plenty of toys for the children to be entertained. Toilets are available just outside the building.

The price for an initial consultation and treatment is $140 and follow up consultation and treatment is $120. Victoria allows 40 minutes for each session and private health fund cards are accepted. If you can present your health fund card, we can process payment on the spot so that you only pay the gap fee.

Yes, Osteopathy is suitable for children and infants. Victoria at Cotlew St. Osteopathy has been trained to adapt techniques to suit the specific needs of newborns, infants, and children. Osteopathic treatment can address a variety of conditions such as colic, feeding difficulties and musculoskeletal issues, to help achieve better health and wellness.

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Book Your Appointment

Victoria is only accepting New children and New pregnant adult patients only. Please don’t use this booking platform if you don’t qualify. If you would like to become a patient as an adult, please email a request through.

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Get In Touch

Contact Info
Opening Hours

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed