Michelle Andrews graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
She originally became engaged in Osteopathy through the management of her own minor injuries whilst playing basketball. She was immediately drawn to the holistic nature and diagnostic skills of an Osteopath, always looking for the primary cause in any complaint.
Michelle currently works at Collingwood Football Club with both the AFL and AFL Women. She is fortunate enough to be using her Osteopathic training in the first year of the AFL Women’s competition, something she is justifiably proud of.
Treatment for her only begins after a thorough history and examination, attention to detail and individualizing each case, a key in her routine management. She believes in incorporating functional lifestyle based movement to develop a strong platform for reducing pain, injury management and prevention. She identifies aggravating lifestyle components, to ensure the best chance of assisting in a positive resolution to the presenting complaint.
Michelle enjoys treating people from all walks of life. She recently travelled to India with SALT health solutions where she further developed her Osteopathic knowledge. Observing in surgery and providing Osteopathic treatment, post-surgical recovery and rehab, enabled her to positively impact the lives of locals with various socioeconomic backgrounds.
Michelle has also completed her Certificate 3 & 4 in fitness as well as ASCA Level 1 strength and conditioning accreditation. Following an internship with Core Advantage, she coached junior, amateur and senior athletes for 2 years. She is now the High Performance Manager at Melbourne University Women’s Football Club. This extra training allows Michelle to give the best possible advice, something she prides herself on with clear concise advice paramount to her clinical reasoning.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys being outdoors and trying new things. She loves to be physically active herself, enjoying a bike ride or beach swim to counteract all of her weekend smashed avo’s.