After practicing as a general Osteopath in rural Victoria Dr Brendan O’Loughlin returned to Melbourne to pursue his interest in treating sporting injuries. Graduating from Victoria University, he has experience managing the health of people from all age groups, treating conditions ranging from severe working and sporting injuries to chronic postural dysfunction and musculoskeletal conditions.
He is actively involved in triathlon himself, with a background in track & field athletics and hockey. He has a passion and expertise for treating injuries associated with running, cycling and swimming but enjoys working with all people keen to achieve their everyday exercise goals. His excellent understanding of the injuries common endurance sports has led to his involvement working with striving amateur and professional athletes. He has experience in treating both elite and recreational athletes from these disciplines and has a comprehensive understanding the demands that training places on the body.
Brendan is trained in bicycle fitting and aerodynamics, using his knowledge of biomechanics and the requirements of cycling to achieve an individual’s optimal position for performance and comfort. He has worked at club level as a sports medical trainer in the Victorian Amateur Football Association for 3 years, coordinating the medical team as head trainer. He has also worked with many top-level and recreational athletes, and at many sporting competitions, managing training, recovery, competition and injuries.
Dr Brendan O’Loughlin completed research for the Master of Health Science (Osteoapthy) in the field of gait analysis and barefoot running. He is currently involved in further research in this area, which has led to his involvement in assessing AFL players. The knowledge he has obtained through years of involvement with athletics, combined with an understanding of current research and biomechanics allows Brendan to diagnose, treat and manage many running related injuries.
Brendan is particularly focused on locating the biomechanical and structural causes of long term injuries and correcting them. He believes in educating his patients to understand the cause of their condition, thus helping them to live pain free with lifestyle advice, rehabilitative exercises, and preventative treatment measures.
Brendan is a registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Osteopathy Australia, and Sports Medicine Australia.
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