Let's take a look at you.
What seems to be the problem?
Often, it's not what you think. Substantial amounts of the physical dysfunction and trauma that we put up with every day are often symptomatic of subtle breakdowns in our bodies' optimum movement patterns. The constant repetition of incorrect movement can exacerbate minor anomalies, turning them into complex quandaries.
How can I help? I'm able to identify these breakdowns; where they're occurring, and, more importantly, identify what's causing them. I'm able to locate the origin of a systemic problem, and treat it appropriately.forward
- fig i & ia. Head & Neck (skull and cervical spine)
- Symptom: Headaches (fig ia.)
- Causes: Tightness and curvature of the thoracic spine (upper back) affecting position of neck (Scoliosis).
- Treatment: Loosening the trapezius and clavicular muscles allows basic realignment of the spine. (fig ib.)
Close to my heart.
My fascination with movement comes from a lifetime of sports and activities. I've dedicated many hours of my life to sports, ranging from gymnastics to football, cycling to crossfit. My goal has always been to always keep moving.
In my early 20s I suffered a number of injuries that took me away from the field. But my imposed rest allowed me to focus on my studies in osteopathy. As a result, I was able to put my injuries down to incorrect movement patterns and a lack of body awareness.
Following graduation, I travelled to London to further my studies. Through practise in osteopathic care and consultation in functional strength training and clinical pilates, I developed my knowledge of the body and its myriad functions.back forward
- fig ii. Shoulder (Glenohumeral joint)
- Symptom: Impingement and pain over the tip of the shoulder with overhead work. (fig iia.)
- Causes: Poor range of motion and stability of scapula (shoulder blade), creating an unstable base for the upper arm to move freely.
- Treatment: Massage to tight muscles and mobilisation of rib joints (fig 11a.) improves range of motion. Prescribed exercises to improve the function of the shoulder blade.
A Hands-On Approach.
Osteopathy is a whole-body therapy that is based on the premise that body structure governs function. That is, the body has a capacity to heal and improve if it is in the correct position.
I treat muscles and joints by seeing the body as a whole and using hands-on technique. Some of these may be similar to those practised by chiropractors and physiotherapists, but I also incorporate ideas and techniques from other fields and cultures such as those used in Chinese Medicine, Crossfit strength & conditioning, Pilates and Yoga.back forward
- fig iii. Hip (Acetabulofemoral joint)
- Symptom: Pain and weakness felt over the outside of the hip.
- Causes: Tight and weak gluteal muscles (fig iiia.) with drop in pelvic height creating undue stress on their connecting tendon (fig iiib.).
- Treatment: Trigger point therapy to the affected muscles to ease tension. Realignment of pelvis and correction of abnormalities in the spine and lower limbs. Strengthening of gluteal muscles to prevent pain from recurring.
Do I Need to See You?
An initial consultation is necessary before the proper course of treatment can be established. This initial consultation typically follows a three step process:
1. Take a Look
I’ll note your symptoms and problem areas, as well as recording a detailed medical history.
2. Get Hands On
I’ll assess your movement habits by guiding you through a range of exercises, and determine the cause of your problem or injury.
3. Find a Treatment
I’ll establish a treatment course to alleviate the problem at hand, and get your body moving the way it was designed to do.
Fees & Terms
1804: Initial Assessment & Treatment $100
1803: Standard Consultation & Treatment $90
1802: Short Consultation & Treatment $75
Please allow up to 1 hour for initial consultations.
Follow-up sessions vary in length from 30-45 minutes, depending on the nature of the problem and whether multiple regions require work for the best outcome. This is best discussed when making follow-up appointments.back forward Make a Booking
- fig iv. Knee (Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints).
- Symptom: Clicking and catching of the kneecap (patella).
- Causes: Internal rotation of the upper leg (femur—fig iva.), altering the tracking of the kneecap (patella).
- Treatment: Myofascial release of hip flexors (psoas and tensor fasciae latae—fig ivb.), stretching of hip flexor and groin muscles (adductors—fig ivc.) and mobilisation of the kneecap. Correction of associated low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot abnormalities.
Where to Find Me
- fig v. Ankle (talocrural joint) & Foot
- Symptom: Shin Splints
- Causes: Flat, rigid arches causing shortening and over-reliance on deep calf muscles to control over-pronation during walking
- Treatment: Soft tissue massage therapy to calves (gastrocnemius—fig va. & soleus—fig vb.) and mobilisation or manipulation of the joints in the arch of the foot (plantar fascia—fig vc.)