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Welcome to BLACKWOOD OSTEOPATHY

Blackwood Osteopathy is the perfect choice if you’re looking for safe, gentle and above all high quality osteopathic care. Our highly experienced and qualified practitioners strive to deliver the best health outcomes for people of all genders, ages and backgrounds. Based in Blackwood, we receive patients from all across Adelaide, and offer convenient electronic payment facilities and on the spot claiming for health fund rebates.

Our natural, holistic treatment methods help us address the cause of your pain and discomfort, rather than just temporarily relieving it. From babies to young children, adults and the elderly, our methods will help put your body back on the right track to healing itself and teach you beneficial techniques to stay pain free.

Our practitioners have undergone extensive training, with over 20 years of combined clinical experience, and will work closely with you to deliver a tailor-made treatment plan for your individual situation. Whether you’re suffering from lower back pain, neck pain, headaches or a range of other issues, we will work with you to achieve the safest and most gentle solution.

HICAPS and EFTPOS are available at Blackwood Osteopathy.

Please check with your health insurance provider to determine if osteopathy treatments are part of your cover.

If you’d like to talk to one of our friendly practitioners, or book a session, feel free to contact us.

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If you’d like to talk to one of our friendly practitioners, or book a session, feel free to contact us.

Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic (whole body) method of diagnosing and treating a range of musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders. The body is made up of many interconnecting systems and osteopaths assess each individual to determine the best methods to correct these issues and help your body heal itself.

Our osteopaths are registered with AHPRA and the Osteopathy Board of Australia, practitioners are required to complete 5 years of University training, which incorporates a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to pathology, medical diagnosis and biomechanics.

What Does Treatment Consist Of?

Osteopathic treatment incorporates many gentle manual techniques, including massage and manipulation of soft tissue, together with joint mobilisation and manipulation. Osteopaths are trained to perform examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems, and also to recognise any conditions that require a medical referral.

Here at Blackwood Osteopathy, we use a variety of treatment methods, and our experienced practitioners have differing interests and expertise so you’ll be matched with someone who’s a perfect fit for your needs.

Treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and our skilled osteopathic practitioners will assist you in your ongoing rehabilitation and injury management as well as providing other lifestyle advice appropriate to your injury.

WHAT TO EXPECT

As registered primary care practitioners, appointments don’t require a GP referral.

 

What to Bring

Please bring loose and comfortable clothing, and if you have them, relevant x-rays.

The Session

When you first book a session with one of our trained practitioners here at Blackwood Osteopathy, we’ll strive to find out as much as possible about your current issues, as well as your medical history, to get a better idea of the most beneficial treatment method going forward.

Next, we’ll conduct a full examination, using hands-on osteopathic techniques, as well as clinical tests if required. We advocate a holistic method of treatment, so we may look at other areas of the body – not just the problematic areas where you are experiencing pain.

Your first session will last up to an hour, subsequent visits are allocated 30 minutes. No two people are the same, and therefore subsequent treatments will be tailored to your individual needs.

After Your Consultation

We’re focused on helping you improve your condition, not just temporarily relieving pain. Your body is adept at healing itself – we just help this process along. After your session we’ll give advice and suggest techniques to implement between sessions. We would expect you to see some progress soon after initial treatment, but everyone is different with regard to how many sessions are needed.

PRACTITIONERS

Dr Nikole Grbin
B.Sci.(Clin.Sci), M.H.Sci(Osteo), Member Osteopathy Australia

Dr Nikole Grbin is an osteopath with many years of clinical experience working in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Nikole is adept in a wide range of osteopathic techniques including osteopathy in the cranial field. She is passionate about helping manage injuries and speed the healing process and will give advice and information on how to optimise recovery.

Nikole is particularly interested in the provision of treatment to pregnant women and children. As a result, she has undertaken further education relating to pre and postnatal care of mothers and babies. Prior to this, Nikole was also involved in the tertiary sector, as a clinical supervisor who also delivered lectures and tutorials to osteopathic students at Victoria University, Melbourne. Currently Nikole is involved in clinical education at Endeavour College of natural health.

Like most osteopaths, Nikole incorporates a variety of techniques during treatment, from standard soft tissue work to joint mobilisation and even gentle ligamentous and cranial work. She enjoys the challenge of helping patients with long-term injuries make real progress towards better health.

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Dr Nikole Grbin
B.Sci.(Clin.Sci), M.H.Sci(Osteo), Member Osteopathy Australia

Dr Nikole Grbin is an osteopath with many years of clinical experience working in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Nikole is adept in a wide range of osteopathic techniques including osteopathy in the cranial field. She is passionate about helping manage injuries and speed the healing process and will give advice and information on how to optimise recovery.

Nikole is particularly interested in the provision of treatment to pregnant women and children. As a result, she has undertaken further education relating to pre and postnatal care of mothers and babies. Prior to this, Nikole was also involved in the tertiary sector, as a clinical supervisor who also delivered lectures and tutorials to osteopathic students at Victoria University, Melbourne. Currently Nikole is involved in clinical education at Endeavour College of natural health.

Like most osteopaths, Nikole incorporates a variety of techniques during treatment, from standard soft tissue work to joint mobilisation and even gentle ligamentous and cranial work. She enjoys the challenge of helping patients with long-term injuries make real progress towards better health.

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Dr Trent Johnson
B.Sci (Clin.Sci), M.H.Sci(Osteo), Member Osteopathy Australia

Trent trained as an osteopath at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW. After a successful career in professional sports massage, Trent returned to his osteopathic training, completing undergraduate and Masters degrees, and then working in New Zealand for several years.

Trent is now back in Australia, having lived and practiced for two years in the north island of New Zealand. As an enthusiastic sportsman, Trent loves anything that involves a ball, in particular soccer and golf. He’s fascinated by how the biomechanical components of the body affect performance and aid injury recovery and prevention.

Trent is passionate about osteopathy, and how it complements a healthy, balanced life to improve overall health. His methods centre around musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation for people of all ages, and believes that a professional yet friendly rapport with patients is key to promoting overall wellbeing.

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Dr Trent Johnson
B.Sci (Clin.Sci), M.H.Sci(Osteo), Member Osteopathy Australia

Trent trained as an osteopath at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW. After a successful career in professional sports massage, Trent returned to his osteopathic training, completing undergraduate and Masters degrees, and then working in New Zealand for several years.

Trent is now back in Australia, having lived and practiced for two years in the north island of New Zealand. As an enthusiastic sportsman, Trent loves anything that involves a ball, in particular soccer and golf. He’s fascinated by how the biomechanical components of the body affect performance and aid injury recovery and prevention.

Trent is passionate about osteopathy, and how it complements a healthy, balanced life to improve overall health. His methods centre around musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation for people of all ages, and believes that a professional yet friendly rapport with patients is key to promoting overall wellbeing.

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Alberto Pezzillo
Master Degree (Osteopathy), Member Osteopathy Australia, Diploma Massage Therapy

Originally from Italy, Alberto graduated with a Master Degree in Osteopathy and a Massage Therapist Diploma from the European School of Osteopathy, UK.

During four years spent in the UK he gained experience studying and working in a large clinic, headed by great osteopaths recognised worldwide.

With an extensive background in sport and fitness, Alberto is especially devoted to the practice of those sports that require mental and body control cooperation, such as Parkour, martial arts and functional training. From this followed a genuine interest towards their specific injuries, rehabilitation and training requirements. Clinical applications of functional biomechanics have been the focal point of his training as an osteopath, thanks to which he gained a good understanding of how the body moves and how physical stresses convey to create “dysfunctions” in the individual.

Alberto is proficient in a wide range of structural techniques and likes to integrate the treatment with a more functional approach, which includes cranial or visceral osteopathic techniques, when required.

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Alberto Pezzillo
Master Degree (Osteopathy), Member Osteopathy Australia, Diploma Massage Therapy

Originally from Italy, Alberto graduated with a Master Degree in Osteopathy and a Massage Therapist Diploma from the European School of Osteopathy, UK.

During four years spent in the UK he gained experience studying and working in a large clinic, headed by great osteopaths recognised worldwide.

With an extensive background in sport and fitness, Alberto is especially devoted to the practice of those sports that require mental and body control cooperation, such as Parkour, martial arts and functional training. From this followed a genuine interest towards their specific injuries, rehabilitation and training requirements. Clinical applications of functional biomechanics have been the focal point of his training as an osteopath, thanks to which he gained a good understanding of how the body moves and how physical stresses convey to create “dysfunctions” in the individual.

Alberto is proficient in a wide range of structural techniques and likes to integrate the treatment with a more functional approach, which includes cranial or visceral osteopathic techniques, when required.

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Sarah Emmett
Diploma Remedial Massage, Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Completing her massage training in Adelaide in 2006, Sarah is able to combine the principles of aromatherapy and relaxation together with a host of remedial massage techniques to achieve the best outcomes possible for her clients. Remedial massage has many benefits including relaxation, releasing tension, improving muscular flexibility and energy levels, calming the mind and nourishing the skin.

Sarah’s skills are complemented by her calm caring nature and gentle approach. Many loyal clients return on a regular basis to calm their mind, to relax their tired muscles and to release tension in their body.

With the additional benefits of improved flexibility, better circulation and skin, as well as improved energy and vitality, massage is a great way to alleviate the stresses in everyday life.

Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy), which is broadening her knowledge. Inspired by study, Sarah is delighted to be able to integrate and incorporate these new learnings into her work for the benefit of her clients.

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Sarah Emmett
Diploma Remedial Massage, Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Completing her massage training in Adelaide in 2006, Sarah is able to combine the principles of aromatherapy and relaxation together with a host of remedial massage techniques to achieve the best outcomes possible for her clients. Remedial massage has many benefits including relaxation, releasing tension, improving muscular flexibility and energy levels, calming the mind and nourishing the skin.

Sarah’s skills are complemented by her calm caring nature and gentle approach. Many loyal clients return on a regular basis to calm their mind, to relax their tired muscles and to release tension in their body.

With the additional benefits of improved flexibility, better circulation and skin, as well as improved energy and vitality, massage is a great way to alleviate the stresses in everyday life.

Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy), which is broadening her knowledge. Inspired by study, Sarah is delighted to be able to integrate and incorporate these new learnings into her work for the benefit of her clients.

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Dr Werner Muller

Bachelor Osteopathy (Honors), ITEC Diploma Massage Therapy, Member Osteopathy Australia

Dr Werner Muller is a sports massage therapist and osteopath, who trained at the prestigious Oxford Brookes University in the UK and worked in private practice in Oxford. We are fortunate that Werner decided to relocate to Adelaide with his family to enjoy the relaxed Australian lifestyle we have all come to enjoy.

A passionate sportsman and athlete, Werner played professional rugby in South Africa before pursuing studies to become an osteopath. Dr Muller brings his extensive knowledge and experience to guide and educate his patients on improving their health and fitness, regardless of age. With a keen appreciation of body biomechanics and how this may influence performance, Werner understands the challenges associated with injury and how this can impact both the body and the mind.

Believing in prevention rather than cure, Werner is acutely aware of the need for self-care and balance in injury recovery and prevention.This knowledge means he is able to educate others in a healthy lifestyle and the important role this plays in achieving an overall sense of wellbeing.

08 8278 8838 BOOK NOW

Dr Werner Muller

Bachelor Osteopathy (Honors), ITEC Diploma Massage Therapy, Member Osteopathy Australia

Dr Werner Muller is a sports massage therapist and osteopath, who trained at the prestigious Oxford Brookes University in the UK and worked in private practice in Oxford. We are fortunate that Werner decided to relocate to Adelaide with his family to enjoy the relaxed Australian lifestyle we have all come to enjoy.

A passionate sportsman and athlete, Werner played professional rugby in South Africa before pursuing studies to become an osteopath. Dr Muller brings his extensive knowledge and experience to guide and educate his patients on improving their health and fitness, regardless of age. With a keen appreciation of body biomechanics and how this may influence performance, Werner understands the challenges associated with injury and how this can impact both the body and the mind.

Believing in prevention rather than cure, Werner is acutely aware of the need for self-care and balance in injury recovery and prevention.This knowledge means he is able to educate others in a healthy lifestyle and the important role this plays in achieving an overall sense of wellbeing.

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LOCATION

Unit 3/26 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood 5051
Phone: 08 8278 8838
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm Saturday 9.00am to 2.00pm