Matt Blackburn

Osteopath

Matt  Blackburn  Osteopath Northern Hobart and Sorell

Bachelor of Applied Science,

 Masters in Osteopathy


Locations

Derwent Park:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Sorell:  Fridays.

II am an osteopath practicing in the northern suburbs of Hobart 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 orthobionomy and  later Osteopathy.

I continue  with ongoing training, study groups and practice sessions with another osteopath.

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.  

My aim is to use my hands to release areas of mechanical tension and improve the structure and function of the body.

I  offer specific exercises and life-style advice if needed  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 periferal nerves as required. 

My special interest areas include:

  • Upper back and neck pain and stiffness. 
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Arthritis 
  • Assisting with healthy  aging.
  • Stress and sleeping issues.
  • Lower back rehabilitation.

When not working I enjoy camping and hiking , as well as singing, salsa and saxophone.