Dr Pria Schwall-Kearney
B. AppSci, M. Ost, Cert IV Breastfeeding Counselling
A registered osteopath and mother of two, Pria graduated from RMIT in 2011. She uses a wide range of techniques and loves nothing more than listening to the body with her hands and successfully working out what it’s trying to say!
Though thriving on the diverse nature of general practice, since having her own children she has become passionate about providing osteopathic support to women and their families throughout those intense early years. As such she has developed her skills attending postgraduate courses on the treatment of pregnancy, postpartum care and paediatrics as well as completing a certificate IV in breastfeeding counselling through the ABA.
She also has a strong clinical interest in the treatment of headache, TMJ pain and the treatment of musicians at any level.
Pria enjoys the challenge of finding the right diagnosis and then working with her patients, alongside GPs and other health professionals where appropriate to achieve optimal health outcomes for the short, middle and long term. She also believes knowledge is power, and works with her patients to help them understand and manage their own health.
Pria is actively engaged in the local community and is a member of many local groups. When not working, she can be found bikeriding with her family, or trying to convert her suburban property into a farm. She currently has chickens, bees, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and toddlers.
Osteopaths are allied health professionals that focus on the relationship between structure and the way it functions, with reference to the body's ability to self-repair.
Osteopaths use a variety of hands-on techniques to assist the body back to health. Using skilled evaluation and diagnosis, the osteopath recognises dysfunction in your body and how it may be affecting your symptoms.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners that have completed five years of tertiary education and are trained to recognise conditions that require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.
What to expect
Your first appointment will be up to an hour long and will include
History of the complaint
Relevant medical/neuro/ortho tests
hands on treatment
referral for imaging if necessary
referral to other practitioners as needed
Frequently Asked Questions
Is osteopathy covered?
Osteopathic treatment is covered by most private health funds, and is also available for medicare rebates under the chronic disease management plan, which can be aqcuired from a GP.
How much does it cost?
Our fee schedule is:
Initial Osteopathic consult (1hr) - $92
Return Osteopathic consult (40mins) -$80
Initial Osteopathic consult (concession) - $80
Return Osteopathic consult (concession) - $70
Do I need a referral?
No, osteopaths are trained to make a full assessment and diagnosis and can refer you to a GP if warranted.
500 Terry Francois St. San Francisco, CA 94158
Other times by appointment
Upwey Health and Wellbeing
1472 Burwood Highway
Ph: 0413 608 351