WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Located just 4km south-east of the Melbourne CBD, South Yarra Osteopathy provides a centre of clinical excellence. Services include Osteopathy and Yin Yoga. South Yarra Osteopathy provides professional and experienced osteopathic treatment and management for a wide range of conditions from chronic and acute pain, musculoskeletal and physical conditions.
South Yarra Osteopathy's founder, British born Danny Williams is a leading Melbourne Osteopath with over 20 years experience. He leads a team of experienced osteopaths, who not just treat the everyday problems but also have an interest in treating pregnant women, children, jaw pain, and improving workstation environments.
As lecturer and tutor at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), spokesman for the British Osteopathic Association (BOA), one of only two Consultant Osteopaths at London’s prestigious Portland Hospital treating pregnant women and children, Danny has lectured worldwide on Osteopathy.
He was trained at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), the largest and oldest osteopathic school in the UK. After graduating in 1997, he taught Osteopathic Health Care at the BSO on a regular basis for 4 years, where he was the youngest osteopathic lecturer in Europe.
In 1998 he became an external examiner for the London School of Osteopathy, helping students to achieve BSc (Hons) qualification leading to Professional Registration. Since 1999 Danny has been a Lecturer at the European College of Osteopathy and the Brazilian School of Osteopathy, he completed a Masters in Osteopathy in 2007.
In 2000, Danny built a successful business providing 'In House' Osteopathic Services to companies needing a corporate wellbeing approach.
In 2006 Danny became spokesperson for the British Osteopathic Association where he appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and appeared on UK national radio and television, where he has advised on the human body and the benefits of osteopathy.
Then in 2010 Danny moved to Melbourne, Australia with his family, where he established South Yarra Osteopathy and continues to build a centre of clinical excellence and develop corporate health.
He also challenges himself by keeping up to date with the latest osteopathic research, which he passes on to his associates and mentees who attend his mentoring programme.
“I believe in patient focused, comprehensive health care encompassing components of body, mind, and spirit, through the restoration of functional movement and vital nutrition.”
Daniel graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy). His interest in the human body started 10 years before when he qualified as a masseur and Personal Trainer. He has also completed certifications in both Cupping Therapy and Dry Needling.
Daniel can help you manage acute or chronic sports injuries, postural strains, backaches, neck aches, headaches, joint pain, and various tendinopathies. He has also seen results relating to energy deficiency, sleep inconsistency, stress and anxiety management, and difficulty concentrating.
Daniel has achieved some significant health and fitness goals himself, including losing 40kg, as well as managing both acute and chronic pain with a focus on functional exercise, biomechanics, and the importance of nutrition. Through this journey he has developed a true passion for health and fitness coaching, minimising pain, and restoring function.
Born and bred in Melbourne, Daniel enjoys travelling and new experiences. In his spare time you’ll catch him training at the gym, eating, relaxing, or learning. Health and wellbeing started out as a hobby, but has now become a passion. Daniel continues to learn with curiosity, an open mind, and an appetite for new information.
Growing up as an elite gymnast was the inspiration for Melanie’s path into becoming an Osteopath. Working as a gymnastics coach and sports trainer for over 10 years provided her with invaluable knowledge of the human body.
Melanie‘s first-hand exposure to sporting injuries throughout her time as an athlete, coupled with her experience working within local football clubs, means that she truly understands the body’s capacity to heal. While completing her Masters in Osteopathy, she worked alongside leading knee and shoulder surgeons during an intense internship in India, which fuelled her growing interest in chronic injury management. Melanie also has a strong passion for bringing relief to women with pregnancy related musculoskeletal complaints. Additionally, she has completed certifications in Dry Needling and continuously aims to expand her repertoire by attending seminars and obtaining best evidence-based practice.
Melanie utilises a wide range of holistic treatment techniques, which are always customised around the patient’s needs. She is very passionate about the Osteopathic approach to health by not only treating your symptoms, but finding the causative factor of your complaint. Melanie aims to apply an effective management plan to help you get back to your healthy state so that you can continue doing the activities that you love!
Melanie has also completed a degree in Health Science, where she majored in Public Health, which allowed her to work with Children with Disability Australia. She has a strong passion for travelling, having been fortunate enough to visit thirty countries & loves being outdoors, but more importantly looks forward to meeting you and helping you get back on your feet.
Cecilia's background is deeply rooted in movement having worked for over 11 years professionally as a dancer and singer in musicals such as The Lion King, CHICAGO, Rent and Miss Saigon, in Australia, on London’s West End, Europe and in Asia. She has also worked as a remedial masseuse for 5 years setting up her own practice Ci Cure, and also working for City Osteopathy and most recently South Yarra Osteopathy. Yoga has been the constant in her physical life having practiced for over 23 years and still going strong. Beginning her foundations in Ashtanga, and then moving on to Bikram, Power Flow, and Yin. Cecilia’s Yin training has been with Mysan Sidbo of Sydney.
Cecilia’s experience as a dancer, masseuse, and yogi gives her a strong understanding of the body, its aches and pains, and the demands we place on it.
Cecilia is committed to finding natural and simple ways to maintain pain-free mobility and overall general body health. Being well aware that we all experience pain differently, she makes she gives the appropriate attention and guidance to each student.
Cecilia's philosophy is simple: Pain is only temporary. With the right intention we can guide the body to heal itself. Yin yoga can help us drop into our body and guide us on the healing path.
Yin Yoga Instructor