Health Services & Practitioners

Dr. Lana Andalis, Osteopath

B.App.Sci.(Comp Med)/M.Osteo.
Practice Owner & Director

Dr. Lana Andalis, Osteopath and Practice Owner, has extensive experience with over 10 years of clinical experience in private practice.

Lana is extremely passionate and her primary focus is to connect with patients to help achieve their goals.

Lana has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pathologies, in particular, establishing a diagnosis and management for those who have longstanding chronic undiagnosed pain and/or upper limb/lower limb neurological symptoms, lumbar disc bulge(s) and facet sprain(s), spinal osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, medial and lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, hip/shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathies and postnatal care.

Lana provides patients with an individualised approach to osteopathic treatment and management, where she provides patients with important education surrounding their pathology, as well as a supportive management plan, to minimise relapses, prevent injury and to ultimately allow people to get back to the activities they love and live life to the fullest.

After 5 years of studying at University, Lana graduated from her Masters of Osteopathy in 2009 and in 2012 Lalor Soma Osteopathy was established, with the vision to expand and become a leading multidisciplinary & pain management practice, offering a wide variety of health services in one convenient location.

Lana is looking forward with plans to move into the corporate sector, where over the last few years she has gained experience in assisting patients with effective ergonomics, with a focus on decreasing unnecessary loading placed through the upper limb, neck and thorax and aiming to prevent unnecessary tendinopathies or neuropathies from arising and unnecessary anterior loading through the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs. In doing so, Lana has a developed a strong interest in employee health, satisfaction and absenteeism at a corporate level.

Lana also enjoys educating patients and community on spinal health and highlighting the importance of falls prevention in osteoporotic patients.

Outside of clinical practice, Lana and her fiancé Bill, enjoy living life to the fullest with a focus on staying fit, healthy and strong via great exercise, nutrition, wellbeing, travelling, spending quality time with family and friends, exploring architectural sites, cooking and gardening. Lana is also fluent in Greek.

Dr. Justin Johnson (Osteopath)

BHSc/B.App.Sci (Osteo)

Justin graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in Health Science/Applied Science (Osteopathy) with distinction from RMIT University. His passion for osteopathy originates from his desire to help others in need. He prioritises motivating patients to take an active approach to their healthcare and aims to assist in any way possible along their road to recovery. This includes hands-on osteopathic treatments in affiliation with exercise rehabilitation, pain education, ergonomic advice and lifestyle interventions.

Justin has a special interest in treating neck pain, including headaches and migraines, low back pain and common sports related injuries. He has also gained exposure to healthcare at the elite sporting level when interning abroad in India, and he was fortunate enough to tour with a professional youth soccer development squad to Thailand.

Justin currently provides osteopathic and sports trainer services to La Trobe Uni Soccer Club. He is a practicing member of Osteopathy Australia, Sports Medicine Australia and is an original member of Osteo Sports Network (OSN).

He looks forward to engaging, motivating and supporting patients to feel better, move better and live better.