Matt Blackburn Osteopath
Hobart and Sorell
Bachelor of Applied Science,
Masters in Osteopathy
Derwent Park: Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sorell: Mondays and Fridays.
I have practiced in Hobart and Sorell since 2010.
In my late 20’s I had ongoing problems with my lower back and neck and I started to practice yoga and studied other body therapies such as Massage and Ortho bionomy and later Osteopathy.
My interest in the human body has continued with professional development training in areas such as classical osteopathy, neural manipulation, rehabilitation of injuries and headaches.
When a patient presents with a problem I believe it is important to consider the whole person including illness, and pathologies mental health and lifestyle issues in order to assist with their treatment and management.
i look at the body for areas that are contributing to the presenting area of pain and I use my hands to release areas of mechanical tension and improve the structure and function of the body.
I enjoy teaching specific exercises to assist clients to manage their conditions and improve their health.
I am interested in the approach of the classical osteopaths using non forceful techniques such as joint articulation, myofascial release and inhibition of soft tissues, and gentle manipulation of peripheral nerves as required.
My special interest areas include:
- Upper back and neck pain and stiffness.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Healthy aging.
- Stress and sleeping issues.
- Lower back and knee rehabilitation.
When not working I enjoy camping and hiking , as well as singing, salsa and saxophone.