Dr Rosalba Courtney

Dr Courtney has clinics at Avalon and Edgecliff.

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Dr Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD

Dr. Rosalba Courtney is a highly experienced Osteopath, Naturopath and Breathing Therapist with over 35 years experience as a practitioner, teacher, author and researcher.

As well as her many years of practical experience in breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy, Rosalba has a PhD from RMIT University on the ‘Assessment and Clinical Relevance of Breathing Dysfunction’ and has published many scientific papers and book chapters on this subject.

Her life’s work and passion is helping people get out of pain, reduce stress and get healthy and happy – and constantly learning about improved ways to do this. Her clinical approach to healing adults and children is integrative, and she often combines several of the modalities she is trained in when treating her patients.

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Rosalba’s extensive clinical and research experience allows her to combine current developments in scientific evidence-based practice with tried and tested clinical strategies for the benefit of her patients. She is committed to empowering her patients to gain skills and knowledge to help themselves, while also providing experienced hands-on Osteopathic treatment.

Dr. Courtney has extensive experience in the treatment of:

  • Head, neck and TMJ pain
  • Pain and muscular skeletal disorders connected with postural and breathing dysfunction
  • Chronic respiratory disorders such as Asthma, COPD and Chronic Bronchitis
  • Sleep breathing disorders including snoring, upper airways resistance syndrome and sleep apnea.
  • Dysfunctional breathing e.g. unexplained breathlessness and respiratory discomfort, breathing pattern disorders and  hyperventilation,
  • Stress related breathing disorders.
  • Mouth breathing, snoring and sleep disordered breathing in children.
  • Athletes with dysfunctional breathing.

Integrative Breathing Therapy (IBT) Programs

Healthy Breathing, Healthy Child

Breathing, relaxation, posture and muscle function retraining for children using fun exercises, music, mindfulness, movement and play.

Better Breathing, Better Health

Breathing exercises, movement and mind-body techniques to retrain the neuroplasticity of breathing to improve breathing function.

More info about Dr Courtney’s services and breathing programs: www.rosalbacourtney.com

Tues 8am – 6pm
Thurs 8am – 6pm

For appointments call Lotus Health on 02 9953 5153

Kate Kessel Dip Nat, RN

Kate Kessel is a Naturopath and a Registered Nurse, holding Diplomas in Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and Nutrition.

Kate has worked in the field of dentistry and healing for over 20 years. She is interested in the relationship between oral health and general health, and is working alongside our dental team for whole-body health and wellness in our patients.


  • Bachelor of Nursing / Masters of Clinical Health (Sydney Uni)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy – Diploma in Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition & Massage (ACNM)
  • Certificate in Injectable Nutrients – Australasian College of Medical Nutrition (ACMN)

Kate combines her experience and knowledge in both science and naturopathy to provide a better understanding of health conditions and their treatment. Looking into the underlying causes of ill-health, Kate aims to identify and correct disturbances through herbs, nutrition, diet and lifestyle modifications. She currently works part time at St Vincent’s Hospital in a medical infusion clinic.

Kate enjoys family life and is involved in many community activities.