Tram Tran

by (Osteopath )

Tram is an enthusiastic and conscientious Osteopath who has graduated from RMIT University with a double bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Applied Sciences in Osteopathy.

Tram wants to truly understand the extent of how injury impacts upon her patient’s day-to-day life. She firmly believes in working collaboratively with her patients to create achievable goals in order to return them back to their life as soon as possible! Whilst in university, Tram discovered her passion for educating others in neuroscience and therefore, she endeavours to educate her patients regarding their diagnosis and their treatment plan.

Tram will commonly incorporate Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates as part of her treatments.

When not treating, Tram lives with two cats and can be found having a boogie wherever RnB is playing in Melbourne. She is a proud Melburnian who loves to visit cafes, bars, art galleries and anything hidden down a cobblestone laneway.… read more »

Tips and tricks for new Mums!

by (Remedial Massage Therapist)

In my time as a Massage Therapist I have come across many ladies with what I call ‘Mum Posture’. It wasn’t until I became a Mum and started living the day to day life first hand that I realized the full extent of what causes this.

From breastfeeding your little one, to carrying them on your hip for hours and forever hanging over the cot trying to get them to nap. This combined with lack of sleep or time to recharge our own batteries, it is no wonder our bodies end up tired and sore.

When our shoulders are hunched this has a follow on effect on our pec, back and neck muscles causing pain and sometimes headaches.

In keeping with the theme of Mothers Day I thought I would share with you a few stretches to help with that ‘Mum Posture’. I’ve also shared some tips I’ve discovered along the way and things you can do to help yourself!

STRETCHES

Sarah Pec Stretch

Mum Stretch #1 – Pec Stretch and Thoracic Rotation

This is a handy stretch to do anytime you are feeling hunched over. Grab a broom stick and bring it up and over your head. You will feel this stretch … read more »

Ashby Smith

by (Osteopath )
Ashby graduated from RMIT with a double degree in Health Science and Applied Science in the field of Osteopathy. He has also completed a post-graduate certificate in Dry Needling.
He has had experience working with various local Aussie rules clubs as well as currently being on the medical team of Volleyball Victoria. ​
In the years leading up to his graduation as an Osteopath, Ashby worked in the fitness industry as an athletic performance coach.
He has a keen interest in helping his clients overcome their injury in order to achieve their goals, no matter how big or small. He uses many manual therapy techniques such as manipulation and soft tissue during treatment, as well as different exercise approaches to effectively and consistently manage his clients issues.​
In his spare time Ashby enjoys getting down to the beach for a surf, and loves having a kick of the footy.
Last year Ashby represented Victoria in open men’s Volleyball.
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James Tran

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James graduated Remedial Massage in 2018 at RMIT University and has also completed his Adv. Dip in Myotherapy in 2019. James established his interest in human anatomy after going through many periods of injuries himself.

James has a passion for competitive sports. He has been playing tennis since he was 10 and lifting weights at the gym since he was 13. He also played rugby throughout his days at school and university. In addition, James’ passion for lifting weights lead to his first and recent bodybuilding competition and he aims to compete again in the future. James has a keen interest in strength and conditioning and loves to know the biomechanics of the human body which he will be undertaking further studies in.

James really enjoys meeting with people and treating their conditions, however, he particularly enjoys treating SIJ and lower back pain.

James can help you on your journey to feel great and perform at your best!… read more »

The Facts of Low Back Pain

by (Physiotherapist)

Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal condition affecting the adult population, with a prevalence of up to 84% in the world.

The complexity involved in treating LBP symptoms is that they come from many potential anatomic sources. These can include nerve roots, muscles, fascial structures, bones, joints, interverterbral discs (IVDs) and organs within the abdominal cavity. It can also be caused by neurological pain processes from the brain. To add to this, low back pain can also be triggered or exacerbated in the presence of other psychological factors such as stress, depression and/or anxiety.

Low back pain can be categorised into time frames and are treated accordingly. They are of the of the following:

  1. Acute: 1-4 weeks
  2. Subacute: 4-12 weeks
  3. Chronic: > 12 weeks
  4. Recurrent episodic

There are many treatment options for low back pain – from rest, medications, massage therapy to exercise prescription – i.e. McKenzie’s extension exercises. Another alternate treatment is clinical pilates. This form of exercise is commonly prescribed to people with chronic low back pain (> 12 weeks). It places emphasis on core stability, strength, flexibility, control of movement, posture and breathing. Pilates often includes the use of specialised exercise equipment with spring … read more »

Verity Boyd

by (Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor)

Put simply, Verrity LOVES being an Osteopath. With her friendly persona and compassionate nature, she will soon put a smile on your face as together you will build an alliance to determine a tailored treatment plan. She believes the key to managing injuries and pain, is for the patient to understand their exact diagnosis and the means behind the osteopathic approach.

Her goals for each client are to help them feel STRONG, ABLE and HAPPY. She embodies our belief that “Every body deserves to feel good”. To deliver these results Verity uses a range of osteopathic techniques, dry needling, clinical pilates and exercise rehabilitation.

Her passion for osteo was fueled by vast and exciting experiences; working for Stay Tuned as an intern, being selected for an osteopathic placement in Mumbai and Goan hospitals (India), and over two years of sports training for various football, netball and soccer teams.

When not in Elwood, Verity likes spending her time at the beach, preferably getting in a surf or two. Her enthusiasms extend to netball, which she has participated in from club level right through to the Victorian state league. Her dreams are to travel the world so if you have any advice … read more »

Patrick Lynch

by (Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor)

After completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Patrick opted for a change of scenery and completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Not ready to give up the city life, and head back to Queensland, Pat chose to move to Melbourne where he works at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine in Elwood.
Before becoming a physiotherapist Patrick was always passionate about the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, having always been active and participating in team and individual sports. Throughout his studies this passion has only grown and he is now keen to help others achieve optimal function and reach their individual goals. With a strong background in exercise prescription Pat is sure to employ this in his rehabilitation programs.
Outside of work Patrick loves to explore what the world, and his doorstep has to offer. He is a keen traveller, either to another country or a good coffee shop or brewery he has heard about. Pat grew up surfing, rowing, playing cricket and the various codes of rugby, although he has recently developed a keen taste for Aussie Rules.… read more »

Kane Theisinger

by (Osteopath)

Growing up, Kane has always had a keen interest in helping others, having been a surf life saver and originally aspiring to be a Paramedic. He was later drawn to osteopathy after treatments for various football and athletic injuries which gave him an insight into the holistic and individual approach osteopaths take to each patient, whilst addressing the causative factors rather than just the symptoms.

Kane enjoys treating patients from all ages and understands that every person is unique, which requires a tailored approach to their treatment and management. Kane also places great importance giving each patient a constructive understanding of their musculoskeletal complaint and ways in which we can work together to return to what it is you love doing.

Outside the treatment room, you will find Kane has a keen interest in seeing other parts of the world, spending time at the beach and supporting his mighty Tigers at the MCG.… read more »

Easy 20 minute spikey massage ball session

by (Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor)

It can be hard to release tension and increase flexibility with a busy lifestyle, but knowing a few tricks can really make a big difference. I’ve put together this at home 20 minute spikey ball session to do just that. We will start at the feet, and work our way up!

Do each point for about 45 seconds to 1 minutes. Take long and slow breaths through-out.  

  1. Single foot spikey ball rolls.
    Hold onto a wall or table.
    Place the spikey ball under one foot
    Transfer your weight onto this foot and roll the ball back and forth.

 

  1. Double spikey ball prance                
    Hold onto a wall or table.
    Place spikey balls under both feet and stand up tall.
    Slowly move both balls under your feet to release the fascia.
  2. Tibialis Anterior
    Kneel down onto all fours.
    Place the spikey ball on the outside of your shin bone, close to the knee. 
    Slowly roll the ball down your leg keeping weight on the ball. When you find a tender spot, commence gentle small circles until the pain eases.

 

  1. Tensor Facia Latae (TFL)
    Lay down on your side and stack your knees, hips, and shoulders on top of each other
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Michelle Lam

by (Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor)

Michelle graduated from La Trobe University and has since furthered her skill equipment based Clinical Pilates extensively. She has worked with various amateur league football and soccer teams throughout Victoria and loves treating back and neck pain, sports injuries and post-operative exercise rehabilitation. Michelle is passionate about combining manual therapy techniques in conjunction with active rehabilitation for long term results. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys riding her bike and visiting beaches across the world.

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