Dr Laura-Jane Hilditch

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L-J started her career as an Osteopath at Canberra City Health Network where she worked for 2 years after she graduated. Working alongside massage therapists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and many osteopaths she learned the benefit of combined care. It was in these early years where she refined her patient diagnosis and management skills and still to this day alongside her mentor Dr BJ Field (Osteopath) runs courses in Melbourne for Osteopathic Students in their final years.

She then returned to Melbourne to The Osteopathic Clinic to begin working in and growing the family business.

L-J is currently a clinical supervisor a Victoria University where she watches over and mentors Osteopathic Students as they treat patients in student clinic. She also teaches at the university over a variety of subjects including Rehabilitation, Clinical Skills, Osteopathic Technique and Case Based Learning.

She is a sprinter who competes on a regular basis, her active and busy lifestyle allows her to have an in depth understanding of the various pressures put on the body and this guides how she treats her patients. She believes that movement is the key to a happy body, if we can improve function and movement pain will subsequently decrease. She is a big believer in patients taking a key role in their management by providing exercises to be completed outside of the treatment room, this being key for injury prevention and pain resolution.

She travelled to Germany in 2019 to undertake extra training in Next Level Running assessment and gait retraining. You can book in to have your walking or running gait assessed by LJ in the gym, and then have a 6 week program tailored to your individual needs.

L-J has her Cert 3 and 4 in personal training which helps her integrate strength training as a treatment for her patient’s needs, she also coaches a number of the FAST classes in the gym.



Post Graduate Courses Completed

  • neuromuscular dry needling, myofascial cupping
  • 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain (Singapore)
  • Headaches and Miagraines – an evidence based approach
  • Clinical Pilates Certificate
  • Certificate III & IV fitness
  • Strength training for The Allied Health Professional
  • Allan Terret upper limb neurological
  • Allan Terret Cranial nerve
  • Next LEvel Running (Germany)
  • Building SPeed and power with the academy of sport speed
  • Running rehab by complete sports care (sydney)

More About l-J

L-J is kept very busy with the arrival of her twins Levi and Ayla born at the end of 2020. She enjoys spending time with hubby Shaun, playing with their spoodle Ziggy, working on their first house, having a vino with friends and travelling. She is a highly active individual and loves any type of exercise, training and competes in athletics, most commonly known is the Stawell Gift. She is a very bubbly person with a passion towards health, happiness and fitness.

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