Dr Clair Hurst (osteopath)
Clair’s love for sport and fascination for the human body, as well as her tendency to find annual use for a pair of crutches, led her to discover Osteopathy.
Clair graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Osteopathy. For her Masters project, she investigated the effectiveness of Electric Soda in reducing inflammation, and looked at the role that evidence-based medicine plays in a clinical setting. Clair has furthered her education, and broadened her scope of treatment, through the completion of a Myofascial Needling and Cupping Course, and has also a qualified APPI Clinical Pilates Instructor. Clair practise Osteopathy & teaches Clinical Pilates in our Queen Street Pilates studio.
Clair has a particular interest in chronic pain, and strives to be the health professional to break its cycle. For this reason, she is very passionate when it comes to identifying lifestyle factors that are contributing to a patient’s condition, and formulating a management plan that addresses these through education, ergonomic advice and rehabilitation.
Outside of the clinic, Clair spends her time running, learning to surf, creating costumes and researching places to travel.
Dr Bronwyn La Brooy (osteopath)
Bronwyn graduated from RMIT University after initially completing an Exercise and Sport Science degree from Deakin University. She has done further training post her osteopathic degree and is Australia’s only exercise rehabilitative osteopath. She has a nutrition and rehabilitation background and has worked with many sporting teams over the last 10 years – in particular coordinating a rowing program at Caulfield Grammar School and head trainer at Old Carey football club. She plays a variety of sports herself including netball and triathlons. Bronwyn understands the biomechanics of movement, posture and lifestyle on health and wellbeing. She is an avid “yogie”, and has dry needling and cupping certificates.
Bronwyn was also involved with an osteopathic program in India treating in one of Asia’s best orthopaedic hospitals alongside world renowned surgeons. This program is based in Mumbai and Goa, where she has been three times.
She is a qualified Pilates Instructor and runs the Pilates team. You can see her for 1:1 or 1:2 classes for intimate, closely supervised rehabilitative sessions. Make use of her extensive sports trainer and osteo history in the studio, she is a valuable resource!
On weekends you’ll find her cheering on her Carlton blue boys at the MCG or hiking/cycling along Victoria’s best trails.
Rob is originally from Canberra and initially trained as a primary school teacher. After a period spent teaching overseas in Thailand and the UK, Rob returned to Australia where he decided on a career change. Inspired by the local Osteopathy clinic and the practitioners he met there, Rob relocated to Melbourne to train to become an Osteopath at RMIT in 2020. His main academic interests lie in Paediatric, Sports and Rehabilitation Osteopathy.
Rob has completed a Cert IV in Mat and Reformer Pilates from Breathe Education in 2019. The course covered Contrology 2.0 which is the modern era teaching, scientific and biomechanic principles of the original Contrology taught by Joseph Pilates. He utilises mat, reformer and a variety of other ‘toys’ to get the best benefits for his clients. Furthermore, Rob has journeyed through Pilates as a student. He has found his own personal benefits from regular Pilates practice to overcome general stiffness as well as an excellent way to build strength, mobility and control breathing patterns. There’s no better way to spend a spare five minutes than with ‘legs in straps’!
Rob is a general sports enthusiast. His passions lie in cricket, rugby union, squash and skiing. He referees rugby union with the VRRA as a way to enjoy the sport without the risks of being tackled! In his spare time from Uni and his part-time jobs, you’ll find Rob adventuring around parks, beaches and trails with his border collie pup, Lolly.
B.Ed (Primary), Cert IV – Mat + Reformer Pilates