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Sudi De Winter

Sudi graduated from RMIT in 2004 and has been working in private practice since.

Sudi treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in running/sports injuries and chronic pain. Sudi is passionate about active management in healthcare and empowering the patient.

Running injuries are comprehensively assessed including video analysis of running technique. Management often includes strength/rehab exercises, running retraining with simple cues and education and advice for running load/training.

Chronic pain treatment is highly individualised but often includes pain education, mindfulness and cognitive approaches and graded exercise therapy. Sudi’s goal is to re-instil a confidence into the patient and their body.

David Morgan

David has been registered as an osteopath since graduating from RMIT University in 2019.
David’s personal experiences with headaches and chronic pain, and previous roles in office administration, records management and live music production have given him firsthand knowledge into how different work environments can place both physical and mental stresses on the body. This has shaped his approach to treatment, which utilises both manual therapy and pain management strategies in order to educate patients and encourage them to take an active role in their recovery.

Amy Lawton

Amy has been a qualified Osteopath since 2012 and uses dry needling therapy to compliment her osteopathic skills. The primary health care role of an osteopath is important to Amy who takes a holistic approach to her treatment emphasising overall well being and implementing long term self management strategies to help her patients’ regain optimal functionality and pain- free motion.

Lucy Hodgson

Lucy graduated from RMIT in 2004. Since this time she has been working in private practice around Melbourne. Lucy has completed post-graduate study in Osteopathy in the cranial field, and working with children and exercise rehabilitation.

Lucy believes strongly in a team care approach in order to provide the best results for the individual. She enjoys working with other practitioners and modalities to help get the most out of treatment. Lucy believes that good clinical outcomes are important to try and achieve longer overall health benefits.

Jan Buchanan

Jan has completed her Myotherapy studies this year & is now applying her knowledge in her treatments.

This complements her thorough Remedial Massage background of over 15 years.

Treatment is a combination of assessment & manual techniques applied to address musculoskeletal dysfunction.

A combination of techniques may be employed, including muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, cupping, trigger point therapy, dry needling, deep tissue massage, facilitated stretching & basic manual lymphatic drainage massage. As well as corrective exercises.

She is still working with people that have physical stresses that relate to their body use in a work environment.

She sees her role as a facilitator to direct the body to heal itself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers which means that no referral is necessary. If your treatment is being covered by WorkSafe, TAC or DVA, you will require a referral to ensure that your costs are covered.

We are able to treat WorkSafe, TAC, EPC and DVA patients, however you will require a referral from your GP. For TAC and WorkSafe patients we will also require your claim number and date of injury.

We are covered by private health funds via extras cover. Exact details will vary depending on the individual fund and level of cover. We do have a Hicaps machine which enables you to claim health fund payments on the spot.

For medicare rebates you must qualify for an EPC plan. You will need to discuss this with your GP, and a referral is necessary.

Yes, please bring in any X-ray, CT or MRI scan results you may have. If you have a report for these scans, make sure you bring this along as well.

During your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your medical condition changes during the course of your osteopathic treatment, you should tell your osteopath.

Your osteopath may ask about any recent X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.

Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to wear loose pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into.

Next, your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if necessary, clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises, which will help determine how best to manage your condition.

The examination may include passive and active movements, such as the osteopath lifting your arms or legs. As part of the examination, you may also be asked to bend over or stand in your underwear. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear.

As osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.

Your osteopath may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation. Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.

Your initial consultation may last up to one hour. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, examine and treat you. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take 30-40 minutes.

Generally you would expect to see some changes in your symptoms after one or two visits; however, some long-term or chronic conditions may require a longer course or more frequent treatment. If you have any concerns, your osteopath will be happy to discuss these with you.

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