Dr Kendall Woodward (Osteopath) graduated from Victoria University in 2013 having completed a Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathy, with additional training in Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping.
Kendall’s passion for Osteopathy started when she was first treated for back pain by an Osteopath in Mildura during high school and experienced fantastic results.
Due to a lack of osteopaths in rural areas, Kendall has taken the opportunity to further introduce this increasingly popular form of manual based medicine into the Sunraysia community. Being from Mildura originally, she is excited to be providing this service, and hope the people of the area will benefit from the expansion of health care providers.
Beginning from the front office of her parents house as a new graduate, Kendall has now expanded into a new premises at 274 Deakin Avenue, Mildura.
Kendall enjoys treating people of all ages and with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints. She has a passion for treating headaches, neck and back pain and helping to alleviate muscular tension associated with stress, as well as peripheral injuries including shoulder, elbow, and foot and ankle complaints.
Kendall incorporates a number of techniques in her treatment regime, including “direct” techniques such as soft tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as some “indirect” techniques such as counter strain and balanced ligamentous tension which are more gentle on the body. She is also trained in dry needling which can be used for the treatment of muscle pain by relieving specific trigger points.
Kendall has a strong interest in treating pregnant women; she is completing a ‘Osteopathy for Pregnancy’ course in Byron Bay in May 2016 to help further her knowledge in this area.
She is also interested in Paediatric Osteopathy and has completed a course in New Zealand in October 2014 and is furthering this interest with more studies in 2016. She is not yet taking appointments for babies however this is something she will look into for the future.
Kendall completed her Masters project at Dyson Bus Company, assessing bus driver ergonomics and suggesting changes to their posture to prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Since this, Kendall has a strong interest in Ergonomics and the role it plays in chronic pain and injury. Ask Kendall about your posture and how you should be seated at your work or home office desk.
Kendall enjoys discussing with patients their overall health, including diet, medications, stress levels, exercise and giving advice regarding ways in which patients can optimise their well-being outside of the treatment room.
Kendall is a member of Osteopathy Australia.