About Sound Osteo

Welcome to Sound Osteopathy in Fitzroy and Collingwood. We pride ourselves on giving every person, body and injury that comes through the door respect, understanding, time and care. Our all-inclusive clinic was created to help the wonderful Collingwood, Fitzroy and surrounding communities. Our centrally located clinic lives in the heart of Melbourne, on Smith St, Collingwood.

Osteopathy for Musicians:

As our name suggests, we are passionate about working with musicians and performing artists, and treating their unique injuries and needs. Why? Because we know first-hand that artists rely on their bodies every day to do what they love and injuries don’t necessarily need to be “just part of the job”. Our osteos have undergone further education in musician’s health, and aim to help artists manage their body’s needs for a sustainable and long-lasting career.

LGBTIQ+ community:

A very important aspect of our service is to create a space that is welcoming, comfortable and safe for everyone from day one. Each member of our team is strongly connected to the LGBTIQ+ community. So it’s no surprise that we are passionate about delivering affirming, non judgmental and well-informed care to all. 

Most importantly, Sound Osteopathy is your local osteo in Fitzroy. Which means everyone is welcome!

There is no need to be a musician or to identify in any particular way to access our service.

Our client base is hugely varied and we approach every person with care and respect. 

Your local osteo in Fitzroy, helping the Fitzroy and Collingwood communities

with quality, hands-on treatment, tailor-made for you

What we offer at Sound Osteo

We offer a range of holistic, osteopathic treatments here at Sound Osteo. All of these are designed to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Whether you’re recovering from injury, addressing aches and pains or simply want to be proactive about your health – our experienced team can help! Book your appointment today.

Here are just some of the services we provide in the clinic:
  •  Osteopathy
    • Assessment, diagnosis, hands on treatment, exercise prescription
  • Injury rehab
  • Chronic pain management and advice
  • Support for a range of issues including:
    • Back pain
    • Headaches
    • TMJ dysfunction
    • Wrist and hand pain
    • Ankle and foot pain
    • Pelvic pain
    • Rib issues
    • Tendinitis
    • Bursitis
    • Strains and sprains
  • Instrument postural assessment
  • Pre and post gender affirming surgery musculoskeletal care
  • Binder advice and musculoskeletal care
  • Pre-Pointe assessment and advice (Kathryn May)
  • Integrative Breathing Therapy (Rachel Gray)
  • Please get in touch if you’d like to understand more about how we might be able to support you.

Respectful Healthcare

At Sound Osteo, our aim is to minimise any discomfort around disclosing personal information. This includes gender identity, profession, health status or any other personal aspects of your life.

Alongside this, our practitioners are trans and gender-diverse friendly. Our team know the challenges TGD people may have with accessing healthcare. Because of this, we will only ask questions about identity and medical history that are necessary to provide you with safe and effective healthcare.

Supportive and Safe

We acknowledge the importance of open and honest discussions in a healthcare setting. Therefore we support and are SW friendly at our Fitzroy clinic. 

Most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable and safe in our clinic, knowing that our supportive and experienced team are here to help you.

Lastly, we want you to know that your privacy is our priority. We will always ensure your information is stored in a safe and protected system.

No matter your age, size, shape, profession, fitness, abilities or issues, we may be able to help you in some way. Osteopaths are AHPRA registered health practitioners that assess, diagnose and treat your body in order for you to be as pain free as possible and to better perform in your day to day life. We can assist and educate on injury recovery and management as well as further prevention.

Our Osteo Journey

Osteos complete a 5 year University degree that includes anatomy, physiology and neuroscience to accumulate great skill in looking at how the parts of the body work together. We use these skills to identify the cause of the issue (rather than only dealing with the presenting pain), and then use a range of hands-on techniques, education and advice to find the best way to treat and prevent future injuries or pain.

We are a complementary therapy and will happily work with your team of healthcare providers to get the best outcomes and care for you. Osteopathy is regulated by AHPRA in Australia. All osteopaths must be registered and adhere to industry standards.

Osteopathic treatment may be able to help with a wide range of issues and complaints. Everything from spinal pain and injuries, to TMJ problems, chronic pain, hypermobility, foot issues, wrist and hand complaints, pre and post surgery musculoskeletal care, pregnancy, you name it! If you’d like to know whether we can offer help for your concern, please contact us to have a chat with an osteo.

Chronic pain can often involve fair amounts of problem solving, and we will spend the time to thoroughly investigate a variety of things that may be contributing to this issue. We can develop treatment plans and long term strategies to lessen and/or manage chronic pain.

Every treatment begins with a comprehensive case history, where we will discuss the issue that brings you into the clinic as well as important relevant information which may include: past medical history, previous injuries, work/school impacts, instrument/music/dance specifics, exercise, sleep and nutritional health, general health and wellbeing. We then combine this with a detailed examination which usually involves movement, strength or orthopaedic testing, postural or breathing assessments and written questionnaires as applicable. If you are coming in for an instrument assessment this is when we will look at you playing/your postures whilst holding your instrument.

What does treatment involve?

Treatment can involve a variety of hands on massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, active resistance and release techniques, taping, dry needling (specific practitioners only), along with advice on changing habits, enhancing body awareness, education on pain, exercise and prevention.

No you don’t need a referral to see an osteopath, just book in. It is however possible to have a referral to see an osteopath through Medicare in certain cases. Please chat to your GP and they can advise if you are suitable for a care plan.

If you have any relevant scans or test results, please bring them with you or forward to the clinic prior to your appointment. If we are seeing you for an instrument related assessment, please bring in your instrument.

We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes that you can move in for your appointment. In order to facilitate hands-on work your practitioner may ask you to remove some clothing (ie. shirt so that we can massage your back), but this will always be kept to the minimum needed and we will provide adequate draping to ensure patient comfort is paramount. This though is not essential and we can work through clothing if you prefer.

Ultimately, we want you to feel safe, supported and comfortable when visiting our osteopathy clinic. Consider us your friendly neighbourhood osteo in Fitzroy, always ready to help you on your journey to better health.

All of our osteopaths are registered with AHPRA.