Dr John Hilditch
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With over 30 years of “hands-on” manual therapy experience, John has a great understanding and appreciation of the body, and aims to optimise the health and well-being of all his patients. He is very passionate about osteopathy after selling his thriving engineering business to take on a new career. John gains great satisfaction and enjoys treating patients of all ages. John graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Health Science. John has treated many amateur and professional athletes in varied sports; he has previously worked, and is currently involved with teams and individuals from local to international levels.
With his experience working with track athletics and other sports people John understands the demands placed on young athletes, elite athletes and all in between. John aims to pass on advice and knowledge to help all his patients understand the demands placed on their bodies and the best management for optimising their peak performance and activities of daily life.
John in conjunction with Dr Gaby Nowak (Osteopath) are the brains behind a new lecture series called ‘Body Kinesis’ which involves presenting movement based treatment options for a range of musculoskeletal complaints to manual therapists across Australia.
JOHN IS AVAILABLE MONDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS, ALL DAY WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JOHN DOES LATE APPOINTMENTS. JOHN ALSO WORKS AT ST KILDA OSTEOPATHY.
Post Graduate Courses Completed
- Neuromuscular dry needling
- Level 2 sprint coach
- optimising biomechanics in running course.
- Function 3X The functional Shoulder, gait
- Fascial release for structural balance (arches and Legs)
- Pilates certificate
- Strength training for The Allied Health -Professional
- Certificate III and IV fitness
- lymphatic drainage
- Thoracic and rib treatments
- Complete sports care: Lower Limb Tendinopathy
More About John
He is still very active in track and field athletics competing in both professional and Masters Athletics throughout Australia and overseas. John won a gold medal at the 2016 Australian Masters games in Perth as a member of the 4x100m over 55 category. He also coaches a group of track athletes both directly and through correspondence.
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