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Richmond Osteopathic Clinic

Richmond VIC 3121

Richmond Osteopathic Clinic

The Richmond Osteopathic Clinic has been operating in Richmond for over 20 years. Conveniently located at 297 Burnley Street, there is plenty of parking nearby and easy access via tram (Bridge Rd and Swan St) or train (Burnley Station).

Richmond Osteopathic Clinic


With five registered osteopaths, the clinic has a patient base of more than 15,000, having a proven record as a leading Osteopathic Clinic in Melbourne.

At the Richmond Osteopathic Clinic we endeavour to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, whilst still providing excellence in our care. We are always punctual, and with 30 minute treatment times, we will take a thorough history, do a full examination & comprehensive treatment.

Advice for your specific condition is also given. Appropriate stretching and strengthening regimes are advised, along with advice on correct posture, workplace set up (ergonomics), and diet and nutrition.

Our philosophy is based on identifying the cause of your pain, treating it accordingly and giving you advice on how to prevent further recurrences. We do not believe in unnecessary on-going treatment. Some conditions only take one or two treatments to solve, other more complex or chronic problems may require an on-going treatment plan specific to your condition.

What We Treat

Neck & Shoulder Pain

It’s a common complaint usually arising from the joints, discs and muscles in the neck and upper back. The causes are many, but typically include an awkward sleep or sudden movement resulting in a “cricked” neck, chronic poor posture (ie at your desk!), whiplash of some kind or even a poor pillow. Often “put up with”, neck and shoulder pain can be alleviated, making day to day living a lot more comfortable.

Lower Back Pain

Affecting most people at some point, lower back pain can arise in an “acute” episode from lifting or bending awkwardly. Equally, it can be of “chronic” nature brought about by poor posture or even genetics (ie curvature of the spine – “scoliosis”) Either way, our Osteopaths can help to alleviate your back pain by identifying and correcting dysfunction of the spinal joints and tightness or weakness of the surrounding muscles.

Sports Injuries

With a reputation for treating “spinal” problems, Osteopaths are often over-looked when sports injuries occur. With post-graduate Sports Injuries courses undertaken, and extensive experience at both local and professional levels, our Osteopathic approach to sporting type injuries will get you back exercising and playing quickly. Advice is given on prevention and rehabilitation as well.

Pregnancy Pain

As many mothers are well aware, pregnancy pain can make this time in their life difficult. Osteopathy is recognised as a safe and effective way of treating pain during this time. As your body undergoes obvious changes, it sometimes struggles to manage them. Our Osteopaths can assist your muscles and joints to cope as the baby grows, making every-day life that little bit easier.

Headaches & Migraines

Many headache sufferers tend to grin and bear it, having tried many types of treatments and medications. Due to many headaches arising from the joints and muscles in your neck and upper back, Osteopathic treatment is an effective drug free way of helping to reduce the incidence and severity of both headaches and migraines.

Other Conditions

  • Arthritic Pain

  • Sciatica

  • “Frozen” shoulder

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Repetitive Strains (RSI)

  • Patella Tendinitis

  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

  • Wrist and hand pain

  • Postural Problems

  • Scoliosis, “Trapped” nerves

  • “Slipped” disc

Our Team

All of the Osteopath’s at the Richmond Osteopathic Clinic graduated from Victoria University in Melbourne, undertaking a five year double degree (Bachelor of Science and a Master of Health Science – majoring in Osteoapthy). This extensive training has resulted in a thorough knowledge base, with emphasis placed upon anatomy, physiology, bio-chemistry and biomechanics; along with the mechanism of injuries sustained to the musculo-skeletal system, and the appropriate treatment and management of these injuries.

Daniel Surkitt
BSc(ClinSc) MHSc(Osteo) MAOA

Daniel has been practicing as an Osteopath for over 17 years, bringing extensive experience to the clinic. He has been the principle practitioner at the Richmond Osteopathic Clinic for over 15 years.

Brent Linley
BSc(ClinSc) MHSc(Osteo) MAOA

Brent graduated from Victoria University specialising in the diagnosis, management and treatment of neck and back pain, sports and work related injuries.

Zoey Collings

Zoey has been practicing Myotherapy for over 8 years, working in clinical settings, professional football clubs and amateur sporting clubs. She provides a patient-focused approach and enjoys building excellent rapport with her patients. Zoey treats a diverse range of people from office workers to athletes, and is experienced in treating a variety of conditions such as neck, shoulder and lower back pain; stress/tension headaches; general muscle soreness, tendinopathies, sporting and overuse injuries.

Michael Singh
BSc(ClinSc) MHSc(Osteo) MAOA

Michael graduated from Victoria University with an interest in biomechanics and pain management. His passion in this field stemmed from his very active lifestyle, where he currently plays premier cricket and previously involved with Karate at a national level.

Emma Pleasance
Remedial Massage Therapist (Dip Remedial Massage, Cert VI Massage)

Emma has been a Massage Therapist for the past 20 years, and she is accredited in Remedial, Deep Tissue, Trigger Points, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage and Relaxation Massage.

Jess Loughnan
B.App.Sc (Comp.Med.) B.Health.Sc (Osteopathy)

Jess has become part of the Richmond team after returning from working as an osteopath in two hospitals across Goa and Mumbai, India. One of these hospitals, SportsMed Mumbai, is a leading orthopaedic hospital giving her a unique experience to examine and treat orthopaedic conditions and working through prehab and rehab.

All our osteopaths are registered with APHRA and are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association.

Osteopaths also participate in Continued Professional Development (CPD), to ensure excellence in osteopathic care.

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