After developing a chronic shoulder condition during her backpacking days, Chelsea sought the help of an Osteopath. In her words ‘this meeting was life changing and my light bulb moment’. Not only did she recover fully and swiftly from her Osteopathic treatment but she knew straight away that she would become an Osteopath. Over the next seven years Chelsea dedicated herself to the study of the art and science of conservative
musculoskeletal manual therapy – Osteopathic Medicine.
Chelsea completed her Ba App Sci and Maters of Osteopathy at RMIT in 2009, winning multiple awards for her research on foot and ankle mechanics and Chelsea subsequently became a stalwart on the CBD Osteopathy scene thriving on working alongside her patients to achieve meaningful and results-based therapies for a multitude of conditions and injuries.
In 2014 Chelsea began her involvement in Clinical Education helping to mentor and teachsenior Osteopathy students as they prepared for graduation and accreditation. Since then,Chelsea continues to work with students across RMIT and VU Osteo programs. And LOVESIT!
She developed her passions and special interests in the fields of spinal injury, headachemigraine and neck pain, shoulder injuries and foot and ankle conditions working within theCBD community and treasures her relationships built over years of advice and therapy.
Chelsea strongly believes in involving her patients into their own recovery by educating, and effectively managing the injury and any external influences that may hinder recovery; utilizing techniques built on solid biomechanical, ergonomic, postural, and activity-based principles and loves to combine her hands on skills for effective treatment of the complaints she sees across the community.
Chelsea is excited to be back and part of the team again at City Osteopathy. Now firmly entrenched in many offices and family households across greater Melbourne, you may hear a colleague saying “off to see Dr Chelsea”. She also looks forward to playing her small part in helping reinvigorate the City of Melbourne to its pre-covid glory.
Chelsea is a devoted family girl and free time is spent either on great beaches, watching 80’s brat packer movies or hitting the 7 year old party scene with her Son Rio.