Dr Jonathan Bird – Osteopath

Jonathan  is the newest edition to Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic team, recently returning from working in Hobart. Jono brings with him a passion and enthusiasm for health and wellbeing. And enjoys nothing more than interacting with his patients, working with them to achieve their health and wellbeing goals. Whether it’s on the sporting field, getting back to the golf course, lifting weights again or simply having a kick with the kids pain free, he enjoys treating all facets of life.

Having been there before and understanding the frustration sitting on the sidelines brings, he is eager to help you on your road to recovery .

Jonathan takes a direct approach to his style of treatment. Utilising a wide variety of hands on Osteopathic techniques, he is also qualified in dry-needling techniques, Shockwave Therapy and Exercise prescription for rehabilitation. Jono is a firm believer in education. He always ensures his patient’s understand exactly WHAT is causing their problem and outlines a clear pathway to recovery. It is here Jono excels, blending his hands on skill with his rehabilitation knowledge. He is able to achieve safe and effective long lasting outcomes for his patients, arming them with the knowledge and rehabilitation exercises to prevent the injury from reoccurring.  He is able to do this with a strong and direct treatment approach. So it’s no surprise you may find yourself on the gym floor, rather than the treatment table when you seek his help!

Jonathan enjoys meeting and treating people from all walks of life. From the weekend warrior to the lunch-break office workers. From the young to the elder, and lets not forget the pregnant mums! He has a special interest in helping people become active again. This may be as simple as achieving a walk to the shops pain free. He has a keen interest in sports, and as most kids did was involved in nearly all of them at least once. He has a keen interest in AFL and cycling, and whilst completing his 5 year masters degree at Victoria University, was lucky enough to work along side the AFL Collingwood Football Club. Here he gained invaluable experience working with an elite level club, getting a close up view, treating and seeing a wide range of sporting injuries.

Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys staying active himself. Hitting the the gym floor, running or out and about on his bike are all places you may seem him. Having just returned from working in Hobart, his appreciation of the great outdoors has soared, and he is keen to see what the Melbourne hills have to offer.

You will find Jonathan in the clinic Friday afternoon’s and Saturday’s or if you have a question for him you can email him directly at jonathan@equilibriumsas.com.au.