About Matt Blackburn
Matt graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Osteopath in 2010.
He has worked as an osteopath since 2011 in Hobart, (Sandy Bay) and Sorell.
He was drawn to osteopathy due to problems in my late 20’s of back and neck pain and stiffness and his interest in health and the human body and a wish to work one and one with people. He commenced study in his mid 40’s after working in the area of health and organic foods and later as an English teacher to international students.
As an osteopath Matt’s aim is to find out the cause and factors predisposing to the persons complaint. He is interested in whether it is a purely joint related problem of if there is underlying pathology or a relationship to poor posture, diet, digestive or hormonal changes.
His preferred way of working is based on techniques and approaches that he has studied such as soft tissue and myofascial release, articulatory techniques, as well as visceral, neural and cranial osteopathic techniques.
Matt has an ongoing quest for learning and regularly travels within Australia to learn more skills in the area of visceral, neural and osteopathic cranial approaches.
His special interest areas are:
- Older adults (over 60’s)
- Arthritis and chronic inflammatory joint conditions.
- Digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome
- Mens and womens health issues.
He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority AHPRA and am a member of Osteopathy Australia.