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Meet Dan

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Dan Fanthorpe

Osteopath - BAppSci, MOst / KPJAYI Authorised Level 2 / Yoga Educator

Hi, I'm a seasoned professional in the health and wellness industry, with over 25 years of experience.

My journey in the health and wellness industry has been shaped by a deep passion for holistic healing practices in both Eastern and Western medical traditions. Over the past 20+ years, I have travelled extensively throughout India, immersing myself in the eastern healing traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda and Theravada Buddhism. These transformative experiences have helped my practice and enriched my understanding of the healing powers of osteopathy.

I have a special interest in treating musculoskeletal pain: This includes back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and other issues related to the muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Also, postural problems, headaches and migraines, repetitive strain injuries, and respiratory and stress-related conditions.


I also has a background in competitive surfing and golf. Experience in these sports has allowed me to work with both seasoned and junior surfing and golf professionals, primarily focusing on sports enhancement and injury management and prevention.

My biggest belief is that you don’t need to do much to get back to a balanced state of health, it’s more about finding the right management that fits your unique injury and daily interests. 

I look forward to meeting you soon. 

Why Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its impact on overall health. Here are ten of the best things about osteopathy:

Holistic approach: Osteopathy treats the body as a whole, considering the interconnectedness of its various systems. It aims to identify and address the root causes of health issues rather than merely treating symptoms.

Non-invasive: Osteopathic treatments are typically non-invasive, meaning they don't involve surgery or medications. Osteopaths primarily use manual techniques, such as soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, and stretching, to promote healing and restore balance.

Personalized treatment: Osteopaths assess each patient individually, considering their unique circumstances, medical history, and lifestyle. This personalized approach helps tailor the treatment to address the specific needs of the patient.

Pain relief: Osteopathy is known for its effectiveness in providing pain relief. By addressing musculoskeletal imbalances and improving joint mobility, osteopathic treatment can alleviate pain caused by conditions such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and sports injuries.


Improved posture: Osteopathy emphasizes the importance of good posture and correct alignment. Osteopaths work to improve postural imbalances, which can relieve strain on the muscles, joints, and ligaments, leading to improved posture and reduced risk of injury.


Enhances mobility: Osteopathic techniques aim to restore optimal mobility and range of motion in joints and soft tissues. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with restricted mobility due to injury, surgery, or chronic conditions.


Stress reduction: Osteopathic treatment can help reduce stress and tension in the body. By releasing muscular tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation, osteopathy contributes to overall well-being and stress management.


Preventive care: Osteopathy focuses on preventive care, aiming to identify and address potential issues before they develop into significant health problems. Regular osteopathic check-ups and treatments can help maintain musculoskeletal health and prevent future injuries.


Complementary to other treatments: Osteopathy can work alongside other medical treatments and therapies, complementing their effects. It can be integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan, enhancing the overall outcomes for patients.


Patient education: Osteopaths often educate their patients about self-care techniques, exercises, and lifestyle modifications that can contribute to their overall health and well-being. This empowers patients to take an active role in their own health and make informed choices.

Please check out Osteopathy Australia for more information regarding Australian osteopaths -

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