Dr. Robert McMahon
I am the principle osteopath and director of North Melbourne Osteopathy and over the past decade have worked in various private practices around Melbourne. I also co-own and run an osteopathy clinic in Craigieburn.
It’s always been a dream of mine to open a practice in North Melbourne. I have lived in the area for the past 20 years – firstly as a student and now with my partner Jane and our two daughters.
I graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Clinical Science and Bachelor of Osteopathy with postgraduate training in clinical pilates and lower and upper limb biomechanics.
When it comes to osteopathy, I believe strongly in not only treating your pain, but also identifying the underlying cause and reduce the risk of the injury recurring.
I feel it’s important to establish an ongoing exercise regime to improve your health for the future, with a large emphasis on postural and ergonomic advice and stretching (where applicable).
Throughout treatment, I aim to educate my clients on factors such as sleeping positions, workstation ergonomics and correct lifting techniques to empower them to alter daily activities that may be contributing to their pain.
I treat all musculoskeletal aches and pains ranging from neck, back pain and headaches, tendinitis, sinusitis, plantar fasciitis, and RSI injuries. I have completed postgraduate training in clinical pilates which I incorporate into my strengthening or rehabilitative programs or can develop reformer and mat based programs for those looking to strengthen or rehabilitate chronic injuries.
I also treat pregnant women through all stages of pregnancy (using gentle techniques) and new mums with musculoskeletal aches and pains. Having two young children myself, I understand the importance of correct positioning when feeding, bathing and settling babies that are sometimes overlooked in postnatal care.
I am passionate about restoring pain free movement in patients using techniques such as joint mobilisation and manipulation, taping, soft tissue (massage), dry needling, stretching and specific exercise prescription. Assessment of upper and lower limb biomechanics and implementation of targeted retraining programs has been my particular area of interest. Optimising the efficiency of running technique can improve symptoms, while reducing rehabilitation time frames and the risk of future injury.
Through working with various athletes and a cross section of the community, I have experience treating all musculoskeletal aches and pains from complicated biomechanical shoulder/neck pain to leg injuries, patellofemoral pain, foot and hip pain.
Osteopathy chose me. About 20 years ago I suffered a career ending back injury whilst playing cricket and osteopathy was the only treatment that proved effective enough for me to resume playing cricket and to be able to work.
The Australian bush, its flora, fauna and Aboriginal history. Originally from NSW, I now live locally in North Melbourne with my partner and our two daughters Sunny and Estelle.