SHG OSTEO PRACTITIONERS
Dave has worked with triathletes competing in the Hawaiian ironman, footballers, rugby league players, international hockey players and golfers. He uses this extensive athletic and medical experience to provide his patients with the best chance to reach their goals and to be successful in their chosen field. As much as Dave likes to see fit and healthy sportspeople back onto the field as soon as possible, he also enjoys treating the diverse range of conditions that present to him from people of all ages.
Sara utilises her skills in hands on techniques as well as postural, exercise & lifestyle advice to assist in both injury management and prevention. Sara is trained in all areas of Osteopathy, although she has a special interest in women's health, including pre/post natal care and paediatrics. Her skills in this area were further developed by completing intensive post-graduate courses in paediatrics and obstetrics. Sara also has a particular interest in treating migraines, neck related headaches, and assisting patients post-surgery with pain management and rehabilitation.
Since graduating from Victoria University Max has worked in both a clinical setting, as well as lending a helping hand at several sporting clubs, including the South Melbourne Football Club. This mix between on-field treatment and clinical practice, has allowed Max to hone his treatment and management of acute conditions, as well as tailoring individual rehabilitation strategies for acute and chronic complaints.
Cathryn is a qualified Osteopath and Pilates instructor who loves to learn! She also loves to impart what she learns on to her patients to help them understand how their bodies work best to achieve anything their day throws at them. Working in a number of private practice based Osteopathic clinics and Pilates studios over the past decade Cathryn enjoys the challenge of creating programs and treatment plans for all ages and abilities whether it be improving balance and keeping people moving in their later years or assisting elite athletes to improve strength and performance. Cathryn also works in the corporate sector doing ergonomic work and the recreation industry and has a keen interest in improving everyday peoples activity levels through the use of exercise rehabilitation. Cathryn has a firm belief that all exercise plans should be tailored to the individual; they should encourage patient self-management and most importantly that they should be fun!
Melissa’s love of sport is what drew her to the career of Osteopathy. She has gained significant experience in the treatment, rehabilitation and management of sporting injuries working as the head trainer of the Cheltenham Football Club. In addition Melissa has developed an interest in the assessment and treatment of repetitive strain injuries (RSI), acute and sudden onset neck pain and headaches. Melissa is also qualified to use dry needling as part of her treatment.
In her Masters Melissa investigated the benefits and affects on the body of barefoot and minimalistic shoe running whilst working with participants from the Western Bulldogs Football Club.
Julia is passionate about the hands- on, holistic approach Osteopathy provides. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, although she has developed a particular interest in women’s health and paediatrics, completing her masters in the assessment of infants. She has undertaken post-graduate courses in paediatrics and trigger point dry needling. Julia also has a keen interest in treating postural related complaints and headaches. Overall, she is dedicated in helping patients to achieve their optimal health.