WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Located just 4km southeast of the Melbourne CBD, South Yarra Osteopathy provides a centre of clinical excellence. South Yarra Osteopathy provides professional and experienced osteopathic treatment and management for a wide range of conditions from chronic and acute pain, musculoskeletal and physical conditions.
South Yarra Osteopathy's founder, British born Danny Williams is a leading Melbourne Osteopath with over 20 years experience. He leads a team of experienced osteopaths, who not just treat the everyday problems but also have an interest in treating pregnant women, children, jaw pain, and improving workstation environments.
Dr Danny Williams
As lecturer and tutor at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), spokesman for the British Osteopathic Association (BOA), one of only two Consultant Osteopaths at London’s prestigious Portland Hospital treating pregnant women and children, Danny has lectured worldwide on Osteopathy.
He was trained at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), the largest and oldest osteopathic school in the UK. After graduating in 1997, he taught Osteopathic Health Care at the BSO on a regular basis for 4 years, where he was the youngest osteopathic lecturer in Europe.
In 1998 he became an external examiner for the London School of Osteopathy, helping students to achieve BSc (Hons) qualification leading to Professional Registration. Since 1999 Danny has been a Lecturer at the European College of Osteopathy and the Brazilian School of Osteopathy, he completed a Masters in Osteopathy in 2007.
In 2000, Danny built a successful business providing 'In House' Osteopathic Services to companies needing a corporate wellbeing approach.
In 2006 Danny became spokesperson for the British Osteopathic Association where he appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and appeared on UK national radio and television, where he has advised on the human body and the benefits of osteopathy.
Then in 2010 Danny moved to Melbourne, Australia with his family, where he established South Yarra Osteopathy and continues to build a centre of clinical excellence and develop corporate health.
He also challenges himself by keeping up to date with the latest osteopathic research, which he passes on to his associates and mentees who attend his mentoring programme.
Dr Melanie Yalpur
Growing up as an elite gymnast was the inspiration for Melanie’s path into becoming an Osteopath. Working as a gymnastics coach and sports trainer for over 10 years provided her with invaluable knowledge of the human body.
Melanie‘s first-hand exposure to sporting injuries throughout her time as an athlete, coupled with her experience working within local football clubs, means that she truly understands the body’s capacity to heal. While completing her Masters in Osteopathy, she worked alongside leading knee and shoulder surgeons during an intense internship in India, which fuelled her growing interest in chronic injury management. Melanie also has a strong passion for bringing relief to women with pregnancy related musculoskeletal complaints. Additionally, she has completed certifications in Dry Needling and continuously aims to expand her repertoire by attending seminars and obtaining best evidence-based practice.
Melanie utilises a wide range of holistic treatment techniques, which are always customised around the patient’s needs. She is very passionate about the Osteopathic approach to health by not only treating your symptoms, but finding the causative factor of your complaint. Melanie aims to apply an effective management plan to help you get back to your healthy state so that you can continue doing the activities that you love!
Melanie has also completed a degree in Health Science, where she majored in Public Health, which allowed her to work with Children with Disability Australia. She has a strong passion for travelling, having been fortunate enough to visit thirty countries & loves being outdoors, but more importantly looks forward to meeting you and helping you get back on your feet.
Dr Oscar Richards
“I am passionate about providing health care that incorporates the body in its entirety, focussing on optimising how the body functions as a whole”.
Born and bred in the South-East of Melbourne, Oscar is the newest member of the SYO team. Having always had a passion for the human body, and an empathetic attraction to help those in his community, Oscar completed his Masters of Osteopathy at Victoria University. Additionally, he has also obtained certificates in Cupping Therapy and Dry Needling.
Spending time as a sports trainer for local football clubs, Oscar has developed skills and learned from a multitude of experienced health professionals, working closely with athletes through acute and chronic sporting injuries. Oscar enjoys the ability to help athletes on their journey to return to sport. Oscar is an avid runner, enjoying helping others elevate their running journey.
Oscar was lucky enough to learn from some excellent osteopaths throughout his years interning, developing a keen interest in treating patients with neck complaints, upper & lower back aches, shoulder & knee pain as well as jaw-related pain.
Oscar’s osteopathic philosophy encapsulates a range of holistic treatment techniques, centering around the needs of each individual patient, their goals, and their presentation. Oscar looks forward to helping patients elevate their health, optimising the function of the body and how each part interrelates within the whole.
The highlight of my working day is being able to engage with others and build strong relationships with our patients. Feel free to teach me about your cultural background or any interesting facts even if it’s just to tell me about your day, I am always eager to learn more about you!
Outside of the office, you will find me on an adventure with my trustworthy four-legged sidekick Jackson the golden retriever, or with a paintbrush in my hand watching psychology videos.
Having a bad day or wanting some motivation I can even offer you a cute quote to get through the day.
I look forward to getting to know each one of you!
Dr Danny Williams
Dr Melanie Yalpur
Dr Oscar Richards