Dr Drew Blatchford

Dr. Drew Blatchford is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath and member of the Australian Osteopathic Association.

Drew’s background is in sports science having completed a bachelor’s degree in Manchester, England. During this period he attended the National cricket academy as part of the Sports Science support to England’s opening batswomen.   Drew also spent time working on the biomechanical analysis of the Golf swing and the fast bowlers action in Cricket.  Drew has also interspersed his work in Osteopathy with research in the field of cycling.  Focused on the set up position of cyclists and it’s affect on cycling economy, muscle recruitment, muscle force and contraction velocity as well as changes to joint range of movement.

Drew completed his Osteopathic studies in Melbourne during which time he continued his interest in Sports rehabilitation by attending Sports medicine Australia conferences and seminars. Since 2010 he has helped run a sports injury clinic advising multiple teams of the Eastern Football league.  During the 2011 season Drew was team Osteopath for Boronia Football club.  Drew has worked with many high level athletes including Ironman competitors, National level sprinters, Netballers and several dance professionals including Ballet, contemporary and Hip Hop.

Drew treats all types of conditions from foot pain to neck pain and headaches, but has a particular interest in Knee pain.  He is about to further his education by gaining certification in Functional movement systems.  Drew is qualified in Dry needling and certified level 2 Kinesio tape practitioner.

In his spare time Drew races mountain bikes, having raced in Greece, North America, New Zealand and the UK. Currently he enjoys competing in Australia at state and National level. He also enjoys snowboarding, playing golf and going to the gym regularly.