Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which uses hand-on techniques to affect the structures and functioning of the physical body. It is based upon a number of principles relating the to interconnected nature of all regions and systems within the body, and has been practised worldwide for over 120 years. In Australia, osteopaths are registered allied health professionals, whose services are recognised by all major health funds. Osteopaths have a minimum of 4 years university level training and are required to undertake continuing professional development to keep abreast of developments in the healthcare system, and to maintain and develop their clinical skills.
Osteopath Daniel Hawkins has been working in clinics in Murwillumbah and on the Gold Coast since 2011, after graduating with both Bachelor and Masters degrees from Southern Cross University. He has completed numerous post graduate courses and trainings, including study in neurodynamics, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Balanced Ligamentous Tension, workplace ergonomics, and exercise prescription.
Daniel has broad experience using an osteopathic approach to treating back pain, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and arm pain, hip, knee and foot pain. Treatments involve the use of a variety of osteopathic techniques and approaches, adapted to best meet the needs of the individual. Daniel’s aim through treatment, and self-empowering education and advice, is to help you return to pain-free functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Prior to training and working as an osteopath, Daniel worked as a yoga and pilates teacher, having undertaken over 1000 hours of teacher training. Music has also been and continues to be a strong interest – Daniel studied jazz guitar at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, and has taught guitar and performed in many different contexts over the years.