Janine McCarthy, BA, GDipIM, is the director of Ortho-Bionomy Melbourne. She is an Advanced Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience of the study and practise of Ortho-Bionomy. She has studied with Australian and international Ortho-Bionomy instructors including some of the first students of Arthur Lincoln Pauls, the founder of Ortho-Bionomy. Janine is also a registered Instructor with Ortho-Bionomy Australia Ltd (OBA) and the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International®. She is qualified to teach many of the classes in OBA’s Practitioner Training Program and also acts as Advisor to students who plan to become qualified practitioners.
Janine knows it is possible to achieve pain relief and authentic wellbeing without using uncomfortable (sometimes painful) forceful adjustments or expensive, long-term treatment plans. She has extensive experience working with people of all ages from newborns to elders, with chronic and acute back, neck & shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, unsettled babies, post-birth/caesarean recovery for mothers & babies, teeth grinding & TMJ dysfunction, post-injury and post-surgery pain & trauma, women’s menstrual & reproductive issues, migraines and many others. Janine takes the time to tailor your hour-long sessions to your specific needs and lifestyle, maximising the benefits for your body at a pace that suits you.
Janine continually invests in continuing professional education to remain at the forefront of Ortho-Bionomy practise. She contributed to the development of her profession by being a member of the board of directors of Ortho-Bionomy Australia from 2012-2018, being Chairperson for 4 of these years. In October 2019 she returned to the OBA board, again taking up the role of Chair. Janine is a passionate leader in her profession, dedicated to raising the profile of Ortho-Bionomy in Australia. Her goal is for Ortho-Bionomy to become a household name in Australia and for everyone to have access to an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner. Having experienced the long-term benefits of pain relief, postural change and healing at every level in her own life since discovering Ortho-Bionomy, she is dedicated to supporting the students, practitioners and teachers of this revolutionary approach to wellness.
Janine’s practice is part of WellBeing at Abbotsford Convent. She also teaches self care classes and Ortho-Bionomy practitioner training in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Janine’s clients speak:
From my experience I highly recommend Janine’s practice in Ortho-Bionomy. I have experienced incredible relief from excruciating, chronic pain. Keep up the great work, Janine! J.R.
I had significantly improved movement and flexibility in my back, and a dramatic reduction in pain and discomfort after only a few sessions. H.R.
I had an inflamed, very sore wrist. Janine’s treatment was gentle, relaxing and outstandingly successful. I came out of the session walking on air. P.D.
I would not have recovered so well and so quickly without you. Thank you for everything, you’ll see me again! L.W.
After a major accident I saw a lot of different specialist and practitioners but Janine provided the most useful support I received in my recovery. The Ortho-Bionomy work made it possible for me to walk on hard surfaces again. As a city dweller this is such a relief. The whiplash injury has over time resolved itself with Janine’s gentle care. As a Somatic Experiencing practitioner myself I understand how difficult it can be to recover from injury and the support that is needed in that. Janine is a wonder. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Jo
I was pleasantly surprised to find how well this gentle yet effective modality worked. I felt very grounded and relaxed and over the next couple of days I noticed my body making subtle adjustments towards becoming pain-free. It is refreshing to discover a modality that is so effective you may only require 1 or 2 sessions to actually resolve your problem! I’ve had many painful treatment sessions over the years that I wished would end quickly, but this is definitely not the case with Ortho-Bionomy! Being a body worker and health practitioner myself I had no hesitation in referring many of my clients (and friends) to Janine and the feedback I have received reflects that Ortho-Bionomy does in fact work for a very wide range of injuries and conditions. I strongly recommend you experience it for yourself. Vanessa Foley, New Beginning Health & Wellbeing,
Before having Ortho-Bionomy sessions with Janine I was suffering from strong period pain every month. I was seeing Janine for ongoing neck tension and I was really surprised when she said Ortho-Bionomy could help with period pain and PMS. Then I came to see her once when I was in real pain with my period and I was delighted by the immediate results of her gentle work. After feeling these amazing benefits I decided to see Janine regularly to help reduce the imbalance responsible for my pain and after a few sessions I can now enjoy pain-free cycles! M.G.
At 35 weeks of pregnancy I came to Janine for help with excruciating sciatica & lower back pain. As this had been a recurring condition for the past 10+ years it did not surprise me that it had returned at a time when the body is under such pressure, but the intensity was like I had never experienced before. Shooting pains down to the calf, I could not walk further than the mailbox and spent the majority of the day on hands & knees, it was pretty bad! It took a couple of sessions to feel some results, as everything was so jammed up and tight. However, slowly & gently, after 4 sessions and with practice at home all symptoms had cleared up entirely; my back was actually better than at the start of the pregnancy. I really had not anticipated such a result, to say I was delighted to be pain free is an understatement. The treatment is very gentle, I felt completely safe at all times, my body felt wonderfully light at the end of each session. I would not hesitate to recommend Janine to anyone experiencing similar symptoms. A.H.
My 10 month-old daughter used to drag her right leg as she crawled around, pushing off the floor with her left foot. Just 24 hours after a single Ortho-Bionomy session with Janine, my daughter started crawling normally and the leg dragging disappeared totally, never to be seen again. I was extremely impressed with Janine’s gentle technique, her calm and reassuring manner and her thorough knowledge and understanding of her profession. K.W.
Since I started using OB I have steadily gained so much, in both strength and quality of life. After more than a decade of Ortho-Bionomy my body is now in a much stronger place than it has ever been. A.C.
I tried Ortho-Bionomy because my teeth were cracking after years of grinding and tension in my jaw. The pain and tension have now disappeared, and even my dentist has been impressed with the changes. Janine’s gentle approach has also helped me release significant stress patterns in my body. With Ortho-Bionomy and the empowering exercises that I can do at home I have achieved a consistent and balanced state of health and wellbeing. I would highly recommend Janine to adults and children alike. J.M.
Here’s what some of Janine’s students have to say:
“(It was) the best Phase 4 class I have attended. Janine’s quiet, calm confidence invites positive results. Her people skills are excellent and her demonstration skills are great.” Dianne
“Ortho-Bionomy will help me be sustainable in (my massage) practice. (Janine has a) depth of knowledge and a great willingness to share information. There was always time for questions and understanding before moving on.” Selina
“I will be able to incorporate it into my massage practice.” Sonia
“(It) felt very intuitive. It will boost my confidence.” Tony
“(The class was) very hands-on, practical, (with) all aspects…clearly explained and shown. (Ortho-Bionomy) will help those with dysfunction that is not being alleviated via remedial massage. (It will) complement my massage practice overall.” Rex