Yuma Hemphill – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Bachelor of Health Science & Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Yuma completed his double bachelor of Osteopathy at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. He was first exposed to Osteopathy following a knee injury playing Aussie rules football in his final year of high school. The club’s head trainer at the time became Yuma’s rehabilitation and treatment go-to over the coming months, which combined with his interest in anatomy and science, sparked his interest in the field of Osteopathy.
Since graduating as an Osteopath, Yuma has worked at a busy multi-disciplinary clinic in his home town of Melbourne. His time at this clinic has seen him work with sports players ranging from Aussie rules footballers, lacrosse, tennis and basketball players through various clinic sponsorships. Working alongside and learning from many different osteopaths and physiotherapists at this clinic gave Yuma the tools to begin fine tuning his own treatment model. Yuma began to base this on addressing not only the patient’s primary complaint but also the many potential contributing and maintaining factors that may prolong normal recovery.
Yuma mainly uses a direct approach to treatment involving a range of dry needling, articulation, soft tissue and muscle energy techniques. Yuma also has the ability to use traditional indirect Osteopathic techniques depending on the patient’s requirements. He is interested in treating a range of ailments including low back and hip pain, postural complaints, chronic shoulder injuries, neck pain, headaches and various sporting injuries.
Sporting Background: Football (Aussie Rules), running, swimming
Interests: Playing Footy, keeping physically active through sport / running / gym, spending summers at his local beach, travelling the world, attending music festivals
Passionate About: Educating and inspiring people to take a hold of their health, professional development and continual learning, everything to do with sports from watching to playing
Favourite Quote: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”