MEET THE BRIMBANK OSTEOPATHY TEAM
Our experienced and specialised team at Brimbank Osteopathy are readily available to exceed your expectations.
DR LAUREN TOY
DR SAM DAVOLI
Sam graduated from the masters of Osteopathy course at Victoria University in June 2022. He also has a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science which he completed in 2017. Sam has a background in personal training and strength and conditioning which links into his passion for exercise.
Within his treatment approach, Sam utilises a mix of hands on therapy and exercise rehabilitation to assist his clients in getting back to what they love sooner.
Sam is an avid Brisbane Lions fan and loves watching all kinds of sports in his spare time. Outside of the clinic, Sam undertakes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and tries to get on the golf course as much as he can.
Shaun graduated from RMIT University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Applied Science (Osteopathy). Shaun decided to pursue a career in osteopathy because of his keen interest in sports, health and his caring nature.
As an osteopath, Shaun believes in a holistic treatment approach to help and support patients reach their goals. Shaun has a passion for treating a variety of conditions which include back/neck complaints and sporting injuries. Shaun utilizes a variety of manual techniques and has qualifications for dry needling and taping.
Outside of the clinic, Shaun enjoys an active lifestyle that includes playing for a local football team and participating in outdoor activities like hiking. He also enjoys spending time with his family/friends and supporting the Melbourne Football Club.
Lawrence has completed both a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Victoria University and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
Participating in soccer throughout his junior years Lawrence developed a passion for a wide range of sports, both as a spectator and participant. Experiencing his fair share of injuries along the way, his interest in managing sports injuries further developed into a career path, which focuses on helping others return to the activities that they enjoy.
Lawrence has worked with sub-elite junior athletes as part of the 'Football Federation Victoria' talent identification program for a few years. This program is aimed to help manage, rehabilitate and develop athletes to progress in their sport.
By incorporating a wide range of techniques and knowledge, Lawrence aims to help the body's ability to manage pain and discomfort. Lawrence has additionally attained certificates in dry-needling and cupping further adding to his qualifications and expertise as an Osteopath.
Uriel graduated with a Bachelor of Science (clinical sciences), and a Masters in Health Science (osteopathy) from Victoria University. He provides a structural osteopathic treatment which includes
Muscle Energy Techniques
Myofascial Release techniques
Joint Mobilization techniques
High Velocity Low Amplitude techniques
Deep and Soft Tissue.
His special interest is Fascial Counterstain (FCS) in his practice. FCS works by releasing restrictions within the fascia of the body. These restrictions can affect everything from muscles and joints to organs and nerves. It is both a direct and indirect technique that is very gentle and highly specific to different layers of the body, going beyond simple muscle-focused therapy. He also enjoys working with sports injuries and exercise prescription for rehabilitation. Outside of Osteopathy, for the past 8 years he has been a clinical supervisor and lecturer, involved in training Remedial Massage Therapists.
Matt was drawn to osteopathy after positive experiences as a patient during his teens where he became fascinated by this holistic approach to healthcare. After finishing his study at Victoria University, he has gone on to practice at multiple clinics in Melbourne’s west. He enjoys treating a range of conditions including neck, back, shoulder and knee complaints and has further accreditation in dry needling and myofascial cupping.
You can expect a manual, hands on approach to treatment when you see Matt. He believes that all patients should leave a treatment feeling different than when the walked in! Treatments are always tailored to what you require. He will also equip you with the education, advice and tools you need to understand and manage your own condition away from the clinic.
Matt grew up in Gisborne but moved to Melbourne to study and has been here ever since. He has always played sports including football and basketball and loves all things outdoors. He is also, unfortunately, a long-suffering Carlton fan.