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Optimise posture, flexibility and strength for peak performance and injury prevention.

Melbourne Sports Osteopath

Our sports osteopaths treat sporting strains and pains for people of all ages and sporting skill levels.

Our osteopathic treatments aim to achieve a balance in your body between strength and flexibility, and improve postural alignment.

In doing so, we can help you recover as quickly as possible from injury, better protect you against sporting injuries, and help you boost your on-field performance.

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Osteopathic Treatment for Sports Injuries

Our team does their best to promptly address the root cause of your injury so you can get back on the field playing the sport you love, pain-free. Typical injuries presented to our sports osteopaths include (but are not limited to):

  • Shoulder pain – impingement / rotator cuff dysfunction / bursitis
  • Elbow pain – tennis elbow / golfers elbow
  • Wrist pain
  • Ankle and foot pain – acute sprains / recurrent sprains / plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain/injury – ligament sprains / patella tracking
  • Hip pain – impingement / bursitis / tightness
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Rehabilitation post-injury or surgery
  • Specific recurrent sporting injuries (hamstring strains, shoulder dislocations)
  • Sciatica pain
  • Muscle tightness, spasm, tension and strain
  • Joint sprains
  • General maintenance of functional flexibility and postural balance

Treat a Strain Before it Becomes a Chronic Pain

When left untreated, sports injuries can develop into more serious, chronic ailments. Take care of your body and book your appointment today.

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Experienced Sport Osteopaths

Our osteopaths have a passion for working with athletes of all levels, pursuing continuing education in areas of athletic performance including running & cycling. So you can rest assured you’re in capable hands.

Limited Spots Available

Each week our team can only assist a limited number of sport-related cases and injuries for osteopathic treatment. Book your appointment today to reserve a spot!

What techniques do we use?

Osteopathic treatment for sports injuries involves a combination of functional, direct and gentle osteopathic balancing techniques. Our aim with these techniques is to foster increased strength, elasticity, mobility and performance for active bodies.

Soft tissue stretching Soft tissue massage Joint articulation Joint manipulation Muscle energy technique (M.E.T.) Dry needling Exercise rehabilitation Functional exercises Pilates-based exercises

The Growing Bones Difference

We have a holistic team of practitioners that work together to ensure that we're getting you the best results for your pain, mobility and quality of life. Here's just a few things that set us apart from other Osteos in Melbourne.

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Family-centred care

Young families come to us because we have a special interest in working with infants, children & pregnant women. We have all undertaken relevant postgraduate study and we have vast experience in the area.

97% 5-star feedback

Our customers love us because of our exceptional, highly qualified practitioners, our warm & friendly manner with adults & children alike, and how well we explain things.

Education & empowerment

We empower you to feel confident about the wellness journey you’re on. We help you to gain clarity on your treatment plan and teach you ways to continue the healing outside of the Clinic so it easily fits in with your lifestyle.

Our Sports Osteopathic Team

Our osteopaths have a passion for working with athletes of all levels, pursuing continuing education in areas of athletic performance including running & cycling.

Melissa McDougall

Senior Osteopath & Advanced Paediatric Osteopath
Special interests: infants and children, pregnancy, sports, adults

Elizabeth Dwyer

Senior Osteopath
Special interests: infants and children, pregnancy, sports, adults

Janine Symington

Senior Osteopath
Special interests: infants and children, pregnancy, sports, adults, dry needling

James Goetz

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

Kirsten Murray

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

Jess Loughnan

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

Rebecca Gunn

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

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