Our Osteopaths undergo extensive university training and continually participate in professional development courses.

 

 

Osteopath Profiles

 

Dr Michael Fleischmann - Director

AHPRA Member No:  OST0001363765

After graduating from RMIT University with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy, Michael has worked at rural and suburban clinics gaining extensive experience with people from all walks of life. 

Michael believes in patient education and providing his patients with accurate and up to date information so they may prevent the injury/condition from recurring. He has a keen interest in headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain and chronic pain that 'seems to never go away,' achieving great results in these areas. Michael hopes that patients not only leave the clinic feeling better, but with confidence, optimism and the right plan to get back to health and stay there!

Further to Michael’s Osteopathy skill set, he has a Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation which broadens his expertise for diagnosing, rehabilitating and treating sporting injuries. Michael utilises a wide array of manual therapy techniques, including; massage, mobilisation of joints, manipulation of joints, exercise rehabilitation and dry needling.

 

Dr Maria Farrugia - Associate Osteopath

Maria graduated at RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters in Osteopathy. She enjoys treating a different range of patients; from elite athletes to pregnant women and the elderly. She has experience treating a variety of conditions; including headaches/migraines, neck and jaw pain, and back and hip pain. Maria encourages patient to take a proactive role in their rehabilitation. She recognises the importance of finding the cause of the injury to prevent its reoccurrence and also the benefits of preventing the injury from occurring initially.

Maria has completed the ICB Lower Limb, Orthotics Prescription and Fitting Course and has an interest in foot biomechanics and its effect on the structure and function of the low back and lower limb. She has also completed a number of courses in dry needling.