Let's take a look at you.

What seems to be the problem?

It’s usually simpler than you think. Much of the stiffness and physical discomfort that we put up with are the result of minor imbalances. With time, these minor imbalances can turn into complex quandaries.

How can I help? I'm able to identify these imbalances and breakdowns; where they're occurring, and, more importantly, identify what's causing them. Once identified, the problem is seemingly simpler to fix than first thought.

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  • fig i & ia. Head & Neck (skull and cervical spine)
  • Symptom: Headaches (fig ia.)
  • Causes: Excessive kyphosis (rounded curvature) of the thoracic spine (upper back) affecting position of neck (protruding chin).
  • Treatment: Stretching the hip flexors to reduce the kyphotic curve of the thoracic spine. (fig ib.)
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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 including football, athletics, tennis, surfing, yoga and golf. My goal has always been to keep moving.

In my early 20s I suffered a number of injuries that took me away from the football field. But this imposed rest allowed me to focus on my studies in osteopathy. As a result, I was able to put my injuries down to imbalances and a lack of body awareness.

These days I’m fascinated by helping active people with their physical problems. Activities that I particularly enjoy helping people with include yoga, golf, strength and conditioning and running.

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  • fig ii. Shoulder (Glenohumeral joint)
  • Symptom: Pain over the front of the shoulder. (fig iia.)
  • Causes: Altered positioning of shoulder blade.
  • Treatment: Fascial release to improve thoracic posture and stability exercises for rotator cuff muscles (fig 11a.) reduces pressure and improves movement of the left shoulder.
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A Hands-On Approach.

Osteopathy is a whole-body therapy that is based on the premise that body structure governs function - the body has a capacity to heal and improve if it is in the correct position and alignment.

I treat muscles and joints by seeing the body as a whole and using hands-on techniques to release restrictions, improve mobility and encourage movement. 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 Stretch Therapy, Yoga, Pilates and strength & conditioning.

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  • fig iii. Hip Flexors
  • Symptom: Pinching felt in the hip when bending over.
  • Causes: Tight adductors (fig iiia.) and rectus femoris (quad) (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 opposing gluteal muscles.
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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 what they are impacting upon, as well as recording a detailed medical history.

2. Get Hands On

I’ll look at your movement habits by guiding you through a range of assessments, and determine the cause of your problem or injury.

3. Find a Treatment

We’ll establish a treatment course to alleviate the problem, and get your body moving the way it was designed to do.

Book An Appointment

Terms and conditions

Payment is required at the time of the consultation in the form of cash, EFTPOS or credit card. For private health policy holders, HICAPS is on-site, although check your policy to make sure that it covers Osteopathy. If you need to cancel your appointment, it is requested that you provide adequate notice (at least 24 hours if possible). Please phone (03) 9690 0457 to reschedule.

For non booking-related queries, please email contact@nickfallu.com.

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  • 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

APSS - Prahran

Australian Yoga Academy

Level 1, 42 Clifton St Prahran VIC 3181

Phone: 03 9690 0457

Email: admin@sportsmedosteo.com.au

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  • fig v. Ankle (talocrural joint) & Foot
  • Symptom: Foot Pain with walking
  • 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.)

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I’ve been fascinated by breathing mechanics for years now. Ever since my first exposure to anatomy and physiology at undergraduate level, I have pondered the implications that movement patterns, posture and flexibility of our spines and rib cage on our health in general.

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Stretching is one of the best points of entry for building a better body

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