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Laura Jane Hilditch

Laura-Jane completed her Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University, Melbourne graduating in 2013. She has recently returned home after a two year stint in Canberra and is now working as an osteopath at ‘The Osteopathic Clinic’ in Altona, VIC.

Miranda Cox (Osteopath)

 

Why did you become an Osteopath?

I come from a family of manual therapists, my father is an osteopath and my brother is a myotherapist. This has acted as an inspiration for me to launch my own career in osteopathy. Over the years I have added to my repertoire by training in dry needling and myofascial cupping. I’m passionate about discussing health, wellbeing and optimal body function and its relationship with osteopathy.

What do you enjoy the most about being an Osteopath?

I come from a highly active sporting back ground in sprinting and understand the various pressures put on both body and mind, this helps guide me in my holistic approach to treatment. I use a range of different manual techniques as well as rehabilitation exercises in the treatment and prevention of sporting injuries. I love helping my patients, seeing them get better with reduced pain. One of the most fulfilling aspects of this profession is the patient interaction and watching them achieve things they hadn't been able to do before.

 

What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy outside of Osteopathy?

In my spare time I train up to 8 times a week in the gym and on the track and compete on most weekends all over Australia. I enjoy shopping, travelling and chilling out with friends over a latte with one sugar!

 

 

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National Safe Work Month

Supporting October’s National Safe Work Month, Osteopathy Australia is encouraging Australians to incorporate simple movements such as stretching, standing up, walking meetings, changing postures regularly and micro-breaks into their working day to reduce the risk of developing a chronic pain problem, or a work-related musculoskeletal complaint.

Media Release: Lower back pain & Osteopathy

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints seen by a GP or healthcare professional. It is estimated that over 80% of Australians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain may be acute (new pain) or chronic (longstanding pain), and it can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating.

Osteopaths are health professionals who are highly trained to treat lower back pain. An osteopath will explain to you why your pain is present, assist to relieve it with manual therapy and identify any barriers to your recovery. During a consultation with an osteopath, your practitioner will first discuss your case and thoroughly assess your condition.