• 30 Schild Street, Yarraville VIC 3013
  • 03 9687 3040



Growing Bones understands the importance of evidence-based research to validate any area of health care and is committed to the development of projects to evaluate the role of osteopathy in paediatric health.  $5 from every treatment provided supports the development of a foundation for osteopathic research that we hope to establish over the next two years.



Our osteopath, Melissa McDougall is currently developing a research proposal to investigate and identify factors that contribute to positive maternal and child health outcomes, and establish the role of osteopathic practice and Biodanza in maternal and child health. As part of GrowingBones, Melissa has been accepted to submit a proposal for entry into a PhD program at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW. Her project will investigate the role of osteopathy and Biodanza in the prevention and management of post-natal depression.


Ensuring osteopathic care is accessible to all children is important to us.  GrowingBones Childrens Charity Clinic opens during each School Holiday period for one day in Seddon. Parents who cannot usually afford osteopathic services are welcome to bring their children to our clinic on this day for osteopathic treatment by donation. All money raised through these clinics will contribute to the development of a charity that we hope to establish over the next two years.


Children’s Charity Clinics in Seddon, 2013:

  • Saturday January 19th, 2014:          9am-5pm
  • Saturday April 12th, 2014:                9am-5pm
  • Saturday October 14th, 2014:           9am-5pm
  • Saturday January 2015:                     to be advised

To make an appointment at our Children’s Charity Clinic in Seddon, please phone us on (03) 9687 3040.


*Growing Bones Children’s Charity Clinics are open to children aged 0-18 years, from familles who cannot usually afford osteopathic treatment.  Osteopathic treatment is provided at these clinics by donation only and private health insurance cannot be used at these clinics.


We dream big, and realise that it all starts with a seed.  We thank our patients, participants and customers for helping us grow. 

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