About Us

Our key philosophy is to create a space where people can unveil the root cause of their pain and help them realise their greatest health.

Osteopathy is the most effective
‘first point of call’
for all of your musculoskeletal healthcare.

Head Above Osteopathy is a Brisbane based, multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic, with a team of dedicated physicians.

Our clinic offers the highest level of practice in musculoskeletal healthcare with precise assessment, examination, and diagnosis of your condition.

We look beyond where your aches and pains are, to the causative factors behind them, aiming to completely address your condition in an efficient and pro-active manner.

Head Above Healthcare was established with dedicated, evidence informed, health care provision, grounded in principles and philosophy of osteopathic medicine.

Osteopathy has always represented the singular leading clinical edge at Head Above. As time progressed, so too did our approach to healthcare, developing Brisbane’s leading multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic; Head Above Healthcare.

We believe in the philosophy of a holistic approach to medicine, by expanding our team across multiple disciplines including Osteopathy, Naturopathy, and Exercise Physiology, we provide the highest quality of care, considered with a diverse team of physicians, offering a comprehensive approach to health, wellbeing and mastery.

At Head Above Healthcare, we offer a potent set of tools for finding the cause(s), nature, and extent of your condition, while treating and managing it with the most direct and practical means available.

Our Team

Dr Andrew McLauchlan (Osteopath)

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

dr Andy

Part of your holistic health care team, Dr Andrew McLauchlan (osteopath) offers expertise in assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, optimising your outcomes with exercise prescription, ergonomic consultation, and strategies to enhance recovery. 

With a patient centred approach, Andrew establishes your unique needs, realistic goals and helps you understand the nature of your holistic health landscape. Passionate about supporting people with their healing journey, he offers you support to develop a realistic treatment plan, understand the innate intelligence of your body, and live a more empowered life.

Focused on optimising your body’s natural self-regulating mechanisms, Andrew provides tailored osteopathic treatment considering your unique lifestyle, and life situation. His practice involves general osteopathic techniques and a biodynamic approach in conjunction with HVLA when appropriate. Depending on your unique presentation this may involve a variety of techniques to influence neurological, circulatory, lymphatic, musculoskeletal structures, facia, and synovial joint complexes.

Treatment can produce relaxing and restorative results that are safe and effective. Outcomes may be optimised with patient education and exercise prescription tailored to support your with knowledge and strategies to help manage your personal healing journey with the support of a professional health care team.

Andrew conducted research with a team at southern cross university investigating breathing retraining as an effective treatment for neck and back pain.

Accreditations: Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor of Clinical Science (majoring in human structure and function and osteopathic studies)

Dr Lachlan Freebairn (Osteopath)

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

Lachlan Osteo

Lachlan began his career in the healthcare industry in 2006 initially as a remedial therapist. Seeking greater with higher education in mind Lachlan found Osteopathy was the most suitable and potent choice. Over 14 years has now passed from when the decision was made to pursue a career in Osteopathic Medicine, and now with a busy multidisciplinary clinic and over 15 000 consultations under his belt the rest is history with a bright future ahead.

Dr Lachlan has many interests within what the scope of Osteopathy and Allied Healthcare can offer and has pursued many qualifications since graduating from the Masters Program in 2012. These include Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Paediatric Osteopathy, Postural Neurology, Kinetic Link Training, Spinal Orthotics, Prokinetic Insoles, and Neural Manipulation.

He is most at home helping patients in the clinic and inspiring others with ‘the application of knowledge in practice’ and with principals of ’empowerment and transcendence’. Dr Lachlan believes that everyone at any age can benefit from Osteopathy and his a keen interest in treating and correcting postural issues, complex and chronic pain conditions, new borns and babies, all stages of pregnancy. Recently Dr Lachlan has found several niches, one is assisting Dentists with functional orthodontics by improving overall posture, breathing, and balancing cranial structures undergoing expansion. The other is helping speech pathologists achieve better clinical outcomes by co-treating their patients.

Additionally Dr Lachlan has been utilising a Class 3B laser (known as Cold Laser Therapy) in his osteopathic treatment which has broaden the scope of what he address, and his improved recovery rate and potential across a wide range of conditions.

Accreditations: Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor of Clinical Science (majoring in human structure and function and osteopathic studies)

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Head Above Healthcare finds the cause, nature, and extent of your condition, while treating it with the most direct and practical means available.

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