Matt Blackburn Registered Osteopath
About me, my practice and health philosophy
I have worked as an osteopath since 2011 after graduating from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Osteopath in 2010. I became interested in Osteopathy when I was in my late 20's after being successfully treated for back and neck pain that was limiting me from running, hiking, doing any manual work and dancing. I am currently working for myself at Body Stillness in Sandy Bay. I also am available one day at Your Health Hub Bellerive and at the Sorell Doctors Surgery.
I am inspired by and follow the principles of osteopathy. These are The Body is a Unit, Structure and Function are Inter-related and The body has Self- Healing Capabilities. I believe in an interactive relationship between client and practitioner, in which we work together to get you better. I spend time to listen to you as I wish to work with the whole person not just their condition.
I treat all ages from children to the elderly though my interest area and greatest experience is with the over 50’s. I always do observation and assessment of my patients and my treatment is based on my findings and according to what is needed. I use a variety of approaches to treatment such as structural, (working with the musculo-skeletal system), myofascial, visceral and osteopathy in the cranial field depending on the patient and their needs.