Shipwreck Coast Osteopathy

About Us

Shipwreck Coast Osteopathy was established 2008, to provide Osteopathic treatment to Southwest Victoria.

Our primary practitioner, Lee Nicholson has been practicing Osteopathy since 2002, having graduated from RMIT university.

Lee has been fortunate to work in several locations throughout Australia - Bendigo, Batemans Bay and Warrnambool.

Earlier in his career, Lee also enjoyed four years practicing in Singapore.

Shipwreck Coast Osteopathy is happy to announce that Locky Moir will be joining our team beginning January 2022.

Locky spent some time with us Q3 + Q4 2021 while a 5th year Osteopathic student - some clients will already be familiar with his good work!

Please show Locky your support, and do consider making a booking with him from mid-January '22.


Osteopathy is a form of “hands on” manual medicine that has been practiced in Australia for over 110 years (since 1909!)

Osteopathy is a holistic, complementary and alternative system of health care, that may be applied as treatment for relief of a specific problem, or may be practiced as preventative health care.

Lee has a keen interest in treating sports injuries, back pain, headaches and will utilise a variety of musculoskeletal techniques. These might include massage, stretching, manipulation, articulation and take-home exercises or postural advice appropriate to your concerns.

Locky also studied at RMIT, and treats in a very similar manner to Lee.

Locky enjoys treating acute injuries, and will be available for consultations starting mid-January 2022.

For more information about Osteopathy, please visit our national association – Osteopathy Australia.

Clinic Opening Hours


8.30 AM - 6.00 PM


8.30 AM - 6.00 PM


8.30 AM - 6.00 PM


8.30 AM - 6.00 PM


8.30 AM - 6.00 PM


8.30 AM - 1.00 PM



* 2022 opening hours shown (closed WEDNESDAYS for 2021)

Consultation prices *

Initial Consultation


Subsequent consultation



$10 discount on consultations

* Price increases come into effect on 01/01/2022

What to know about Osteopathic treatment, before you attend...

Do you have HiCaps/Healthpoint to claim Private Health Insurance claims?

Yes, we have a Healthpoint terminal that is capable of processing your Health Fund co-payment (if your "extras" includes Osteopathic treatment)

Please bring your Private Health Insurance card to process a claim on the day, otherwise you can claim manually with a receipt.

Can I seek treatment under Medicare?

In consultation with your GP, you may be eligible for the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program.

Your GP may approve up to 5 consultations per calendar year for Osteopathic treatment, for management of a chronic (>6 week) term.

Do I have to remove any clothing?

Many Osteopathic techniques can be completed with the client fully clothed.

However we do use massage, stretching and articulation as primary forms of musclo-skeletal treatment. Some of these techniques are best performed after the removal of some clothing.

This can always be discussed with your practitioner on a case by case basis, and treatment modified to suit your preferences.

What forms of technique might you use?

Stretching, massage, joint articulation and manipulation are all forms of treatment that may be applied during treatment.

Clients may be instructed in postural advice, stretching routines and other management strategies.

Do you have a concession/student price?

A $10 discount is available for Health Care Card holders and students.  Please inform your practitioner.

Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

No, in Australia you do not need a referral from a GP to attend for an Osteopathic consultation.

Contact us today...

Please feel free to contact us at your convenience to discuss if Osteopathic treatment may be suitable for your concerns.

Your Osteopathic practitioner also has a direct email, at <firstname>

Feel free to contact them directly, at any time.

Please be aware, we are a small business, and have limited appointment capacity.


18 Flaxman Street,

Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280


(preferred contact method)


(03) 5539 8439 (click to call)

Please leave a message, we are often unable to answer calls immediately - when in-session with clients.

Online Booking

COVID-19 Advisory

Please do NOT attend SCO for treatment if any of the following apply to your situation -

  • have you visited any known/designated COVID-19 "hotspots" throughout Australia in the last 14 days?
  • have you returned from overseas travel (or a cruise ship) in the last 14 days?
  • have you had any close contact with a COVID-19 positive case, or with a close contact of a COVID-19 case?
  • do you have any cold or flu-like symptoms?

If any of these are true for your situation, please consider making an appointment with your GP for testing/management.

* Unfortunately, bookings may be cancelled with minimal notice, if and when we are required to shut down due to government regulations.