Osteopath

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of five years’ university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Osteopaths are registered providers for workers’ compensation schemes, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

 

Heath Williams

Heath is an Osteopath with 7 years experience. He currently teaches Osteopathy at Victoria University, and has traveled extensively and worked abroad as an Osteopath for 4 years in Sweden and the UK. He has previously taught at the British School Osteopathy and London School Osteopathy and worked as a musculoskeletal consultant for Health Response UK

Heath has written over 30 articles for PTONTHENET, Fitpro, Network Fitness Australia and FitnessAnyWhere and has presented on two occasions at the international fitness convention FItpro UK 2007/2008.

Heaths passion lies in integrating Osteopathy with exercise prescription and rehabilitation. If you suffer from work related musculoskeletal strains and sprains, headaches, neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, foot/ankle and/or specific sports injuries, then call Heath to make an appointment.

 

Timothy Mcnamara

Osteopath B Sci (Clin Sc), M.H.Sci (Ost)

Timothy has both worked and lectured in the field of Osteopathy since graduating from his Bachelor/Masters double degree from Victoria University in 2012. Timothy has an interest in treating many types of musculoskeletal conditions however he is particularly adept at treating sports related injuries after working closely with elite Victorian basketball athletes and footballers over the past 5 years.

Other qualifications and interests of Timothy’s include:

  • Dry Needling certified
  • Sports Trainer certified
  • Sports injury taping
  • Kinesiology taping