Who am I? Meet Maddy. Back in 2016, I didn't just study Osteopathy at RMIT University – I crushed it! When it comes to understanding and managing pain, I've walked the walk. My personal battles with cancer have deeply informed my modern approach to healthcare.
Enter my catchphrase: ‘whole-person-whole-community.’ This philosophy underscores everything I do. From policy and education to hands-on clinical work, it's about supporting the individual and uplifting the community.
In the clinic, I pour my heart into both hands-on and guidance roles. I'm on a mission to instill confidence in our cherished, mature aged community members. It's more than just movement – it's about ensuring they can balance, squat, kneel in their favourite garden spot, and rise from the floor with ease. It's about championing independence.
Beyond that, I have focused on exercise regimes tailored for neurological conditions like Parkinson's. And for those grappling with chronic pain or central sensitization syndromes like fibromyalgia.
Remember that 'whole community' bit? Outside the clinic, I collaborate with several non-profits dedicated to elevating pain care standards. While we're making strides at the grassroots, I'm also nudging (okay, occasionally nagging) our policymakers and educators to step up.
Ready to take the next step? Breathe easy and remember: your current situation is not your final destination.