Jade Friend

Jade graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from Victoria University in 2002, working predominantly in the Bayside area during her initial years as an Osteopath. Since finishing her degree she has worked not only in Private Practice but also as a clinician/examiner at both RMIT and Victoria University.

In 2009 she took up a role at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Care Co-ordinator in their Outpatients Clinic, working between the Community Therapy Service and the Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Clinic.

In 2014 Jade and her family made the big move to the Cook Islands where she established her own clinic servicing the local Polynesian community, returning earlier this year.

Due to these varied roles Jade has had exposure to a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions. She uses mainly structural techniques such as soft tissue, muscle energy techniques and spinal manipulation but is also able to apply more indirect, gentler treatments if necessary. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and approaches all patients compassionately and holistically; focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being.

Outside of work, Jade is kept busy with her two young children and enjoys culturally diverse music and food.