Our Philosophy

Many practices only consider the disease and pain and treat using one method - medication. Unfortunately, this has many limitations over time.

At HealthState the practitioners treat your whole body and rather than only look at the disease, view your health as a dis-ease in your life.

Our Philosophy Dr Chris Rickson


Our Philosophy
  • Mind, Body, Spirit

    When assessing your health, we look at the entire picture. Your Mind (stressors, foods, factors that cause you distress and pain) Your Body (previous injuries as well as the ergonomic and biomechanical compensations from your work and lifestyle) Your Spirit (connection with self, nature and others).

  • Treat the cause of the problem

    At HealthState we aim to find the cause of your discomfort and pain rather than temporarily treating the symptoms. Stress and poor diet are two of the leading causes of dis-ease in your body that lead to pain.

  • A progressive approach

    HealthState follows all current legitimate medical research for the benefit of all our patients. We also follow a variety of holistic approaches from around the world and determine which is the best for your particular case. We follow your individual progress to ensure you get the very best outcome from your treatment and management.

A Whole Person Approach

When all components of your health are not in balance then sickness and pain manifest. In treating and talking to each patient about all the factors in their lives, they are able to comfortably, release the stored tensions and emotions in a supportive environment.

Our health practitioners

A team of health professionals with a whole-body approach to long-term health.

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    Dr Chris Rickson BCl.Sc.MH.


    Dr Chris Rickson (Osteopath) is the founder and director of HealthState Pty Ltd.

    Chris formally an acrobat, dancer and aerialist working around the world in Japan, China, United States and was also in the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

    Chris has university training in Psychology (Murdoch University) and Osteopathic Medicine and a Masters (Victoria university)

    Chris has lectured in anatomy for Victoria University St Albans campus and worked in the wet lab (Flinders Street Campus)
    Working both structurally and cranially Chris has studied Biodynamics for the last 8 years.

    Chris has also lectured for many mining companies in both biomechanics and ergonomics educating employees on how to use their bodies most effectively with minimal impact ensuring a happy and healthy body.

    Chris works with patients from pregnancy, babies through to the elderly and professional athletes.

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    Mrs Dianne Cressey

    Beauty Therapist

    I have always had a great interest in beauty therapy and its ability to promote within me a positive enhancement of my physical and mental self-image. In a society which is both demanding and fast-paced, I feel that beauty therapy has an essential place in terms of its relaxing and therapeutic qualities and its ability to enhance an individual’s sense of calm, well-being and self-confidence. Each of our own tastes are unique & diverse in every way, and all treatments are personalised to individual choices.

    I graduated in 1996 with an International CIDESCO Diploma, the world's prestigious qualification for Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy which has set international standards since 1957.

    If you have any questions prior to booking a treatment or wish to arrange an appointment, please feel free to contact me on 0416 137 727. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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    Dr Michael Cox


    Dr. Michael Cox is passionate about helping people of all ages to achieve and maintain optimal health.

    Dr. Michael uses a range of treatment styles which are tailored to suit each person and their condition. Dr. Michael provides specialist, structural, cranial and classical osteopathic care, with other interests in traditional osteopathy, functional and visceral osteopath, Reiki and Health Kinesiology.

    Graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Master of Osteopath degree has provided Dr. Michael a solid basis in which to treat a varying range of issues in a safe and caring environment.

    Recently returning to his home to Perth, Michael and HealthState welcome the new beginning and the change that it brings.

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    Dr J'aime Barry


    Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) 2012
    Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) 2010
    Myotherapist (AdvDipMyo) 2005

    Since graduating Dr J’aime has worked in Melbourne, Bendigo and Canberra.

    J'aime's approach to osteopathy is complete patient care, which encompasses pain management, education, exercise rehabilitation and education re self-management strategies.

    J'aime takes time to listen to what your concerns are, have you undertake some assessments (movements) to find dysfunction, weakness and restriction.

    Dr J'aime treats using a variety of osteopathic treatment techniques including MET, joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, dry needling and HVLA.

    Dr J'aime also has worked with Football & Netball Clubs, assisting them with injury assessment, management and rehabilitation.

    Dr J'aime is also a qualified and highly experienced myotherapist and whilst completing studies in osteopathy, worked in this field for a number of years in a range of clinical settings including multidisciplinary clinics, YMCA Hawthorn Aquatic Centre, Hawthorn Football Club (AFL), Carlton Football Club (AFL), Northern Bullants Football Club (VFL).


Treating you, as a person.

At HealthState we believe in providing a better level of service and care. And that starts with trust.

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