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Betty McKew

Betty McKew


Betty is an experienced Osteopath with a wide range of clinical skills. She uses an artful combination of direct and gentle techniques in her hands-on approach. While she treats all types of people in her practice, Betty has a special focus on Women’s Health and perinatal issues, dance injuries, chronic pain management and headaches. She sees the patient as a whole person — body, mind and spirit. She aims to help her patients understand a specific diagnosis and its effect on the person as a whole, through the relationships of biomechanics, body systems and more.

Betty graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Bioscience and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Western Sydney in 2003. She has completed numerous postgraduate short courses over the years, with a special focus on the Biodynamic Cranial approach to Osteopathy. In 2015, she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomy from the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University.

For 15 years, she worked at the well-regarded Sydney clinic, Balmain Osteopaths, where she treated a diverse range of patients from elite physical and musical performers to office workers, children and the elderly. She relocated to Armidale and worked in a rural clinic and has recently settled here, in the Northern Rivers.

Betty has trained in multiple styles of dance and has a close understanding of the demands placed on the body tuned for performance. She has maintained a physical yoga practice for decades and is a Vipassana meditation practitioner. Her involvement in the arts, the LGBTIQ community sector and creative practices inform her philosophy of Health, as well as her deep relationship with Nature and a commitment to Trauma-Informed care.