meet the experts


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Russell Hough

B.AppSc. B.Ost.Sc Osteopath

Dr. Russell Hough is a fully qualified, registered Osteopath and owner of Newcastle Osteopathy. Russell completed a 5-year double degree in Clinical Science and Osteopathic Science at RMIT in 2001. He has owned and worked in Osteopathic clinics throughout Australia and overseas before opening Newcastle Osteopathy in 2014.

Russell moved to Newcastle in 2014 with his wife and son. He enjoys surfing and AFL and spending time with his family.

 Russell firmly believes that people from all ages can benefit from Osteopathic treatment, including children and the elderly.

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Rebecca Woods

B.Clin.Sci, M.Ost.Med.

Dr. Rebecca Woods is a registered Osteopath joining us at Newcastle Osteopathy in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters in Osteopathic Medicine and completed a master’s research project on Cervicogenic Headache, through Southern Cross University.

Previous to studying Osteopathy, Bec was a Professional Surfer on the Women’s World Tour from 2005-2013, competing for 9 consecutive years in the elite top 17. This has honed her interest in the importance of all facets of healthcare, including injury diagnosis, prevention, recovery, diet, sports science and fitness. She also has interests in women’s health, pregnancy and headaches. 

Bec enjoys treating people of all ages and utilises her broad range of Osteopathic techniques in combination with preventative care, inclusive of stretching and exercises, to find the underlying cause and provide a well-rounded individual treatment plan for her patients.

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Nicholas Tisch

B.Clin.Sci, M.Ost.Med Osteopath

Dr Nicholas Tisch graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) from Southern Cross University in 2017, then obtained a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) from Victoria University in 2019. He is a registered Osteopath and a member of Osteopathy Australia.

Nick’s career in osteopathy started later in life after a number of years working as a carpenter. A work injury from a 5-tonne excavator meant chronic pain for Nick. After enduring six months of pain, and minimal results with various practitioners, Nick visited an Osteopath. Nick’s treatment with an Osteopath enabled him to cease pain medication and return to work, encouraging him to pursue Osteopathy himself.

Ensuring that his clients are informed about their condition, and how they can be part of the improvement and/or management of their health, is a crucial part of Nick’s patient-centred care. Treating chronic conditions is a focus area for Nick.

Nick also enjoys sailing, rowing, cooking and spending time with his Dog Luna.

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Meshelle Bell

B.App Sc (TCM). Dip R.M (Tui Na) Acupuncturist

Meshelle Bell is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a registered Acupuncturist. She also holds a Diploma in Chinese Remedial Massage (Tui Na) and a Certificate in Cosmetic Acupuncture.

For the two years after graduation she was living and working in China and Taiwan, and her practice leans towards more traditional acupuncture techniques. Meshelle has a particular interest and expertise in Women’s health; fertility, IVF support, pregnancy, menopause and period irregularities.

She is also highly skilled in managing musculoskeletal problems, sports injuries, anxiety and depression, and skin disorders. Meshelle aims to help her patients achieve health and therefore, happiness, in all aspects of their lives. 

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Jesse Soulsby

B.Hlth.Sc, B.App.Sc Osteopathy

Jesse graduated from RMIT With a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
Jesse’s interest for human anatomy began at an early age growing up in Victoria playing Basketball and AFL. After receiving many injuries from sport he found a respect for Osteopathic care and sport rehabilitation programs.
Jesse enjoys treating and managing a wide variety of conditions, injuries and fitness levels with a patient centred approach.
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Jariah Knuckey

Originally from Western Australia, Jariah completed her studies at Southern Cross University, graduating with a Master of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of clinical science (Majoring in Human structure and function and osteopathic studies).

Jariah can treat all demographics of patients, from children to the elderly however her post-graduate research in pregnancy related complaints is  a specific interest. She is also highly skilled in treating acute sporting injuries and understanding what rehabilitation the individual patient needs. 

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Dane Reid

Dane grew up in the Port Stephens area and is pleased to be calling it home again. He completed his studies at Southern Cross University, graduating with a Master of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of clinical science (Majoring in Human structure and function and osteopathic studies). Since then Dane has had experience in many clinics across NSW and QLD treating numerous demographics of patients and conditions.

Dane treats all conditions and patients within his scope of practice, however he has taken a particular interest in treating headaches and their causes.

When Dane is not at the clinic, you will usually find him outdoors surfing, fishing or mountain biking with friends.