Gilbert Chew - Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Gilbert first came across Osteopathy due to neck and lower back injuries. After months of unproductive visits to various healthcare professionals, he decided to give an osteopath a try. After a few visits, his neck and back pain subsided, and he was able to resume his active lifestyle. Inspired, he made the decision to begin a course of study in this field.
Throughout and after his studies, he was given the opportunity to treat fighters from the Australian Combat Sports Academy, as well as a few from other gyms. This gave him valuable experience in working with these combat athletes, leading up to their fights. Some of whom, now hold amateur MMA titles. His special interests include shoulder injuries, TMJ dysfunction, back/neck pain, and headaches. He is also knowledgeable regarding recovery protocols for athletes who push their bodies in training on a daily basis.
Gilbert understands the importance of collaborating with his patients to achieve the best outcomes for them. He will take the time to explain your diagnosis, proposed techniques, and management plan with you. His treatment style is quite direct and involves a lot of soft-tissue work, joint articulation and manipulation, as well as stretching (muscle energy techniques).
Gilbert has a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) from RMIT in Melbourne. Furthermore, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology from Monash University, as well as a Bachelor of Science (Psychology & Psychophysiology) from Swinburne University.
Sporting Background: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, and Boxing.
Interests: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Grappling, Films, Biohacking, and Podcasts.
Passionate About: Assisting people in pain so that they can resume their lives, helping family and friends to lead healthier lifestyles.
Favourite Quote: “I never saved anything for the swim back” - Vincent Freeman, Gattaca