Where are they Now – Dr Tiana Sirgiovanni (OH 2015)
Dr Tiana Sirgiovanni (OH 2015), with the help of a written reference from a Haileybury teacher, received the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship to complete a Bachelor of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. She also has a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) and had her thesis published ‘Patient expectations of manual vs non-manual treatment in osteopathy’ in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. Needless to say Tiana is very thankful to this teacher!
Tiana was in a car accident when she was 13 years old. No one was badly injured, however she did need treatment for whiplash so her mum took her to an Osteopath. Tiana saw the benefits of these holistic treatments where her whole body, rather than just the presenting complaint, was treated using a variety of techniques including soft tissue massage and spinal manipulation. This was the catalyst for Tiana’s decision to become an Osteopath. She loves how osteopathy doesn’t only look at the spine, it can treat anything including headaches, jaw pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and ankle pain as well as taking into account other factors that may be contributing to pain e.g. work/car/sleep ergonomics, lifestyle and diet.
In order to grow and develop her osteo skills, Tiana needed to venture out of Victoria. Nearly a year ago, a fantastic opportunity presented in Townsville and Tiana hasn’t looked back. She is absolutely loving the Queensland lifestyle! Tiana has also commenced a 12 month yoga teacher training course, as osteopathy and yoga do intertwine, and has an incredibly uesful Instagram account @thatosteochick where she offers advice which includes video exercises.
During her university studies, Tiana coached volleyball at Haileybury and also supervised exams. She thoroughly enjoyed returning to the school and reacquainting herself with so many of her terrific teachers.
On a personal note, Tiana is fond of film photography and would like to devote more time to this hobby.
Thanks for staying connected Tiana, and keep living your best life!
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