Claire Richardson (Registered Osteopath)
Claire is an experienced osteopath who enjoys assisting patients from a wide variety of backgrounds. Claire’s clinical interest lies in the treatment and prevention of persistent pain.
Claire became interested in helping people suffering from persistent, or chronic pain, early in her career, and pursued several professional development courses in the field. This lead to her undertaking a postgraduate qualification - a Professional Certificate in Pain Sciences through the University of South Australia, in 2018. Claire has since been awarded the title of "Advanced Practice Pain Management Osteopath" from Osteopathy Australia. Claire also enjoys assisting pregnant patients reduce the discomfort of pregnancy and remain active and mobile throughout. Claire has two children herself, and understands firsthand the demands that pregnancy places on a person's body.
Claire utilises a wide variety of manual treatment interventions, alongside exercise and neurological rehabilitation to get the best results for her patients. Claire also advises on lifestyle factors leading to the development or maintenance of pain, and is a qualified ergonomic assessor. Claire is passionate about helping patients understand their pain, even in cases where the cause seems ambiguous or mystifying.
Claire continues to upgrade her skills in many areas. Some of the further study she has undertaken includes: Pain education, Pelvic pain and pregnancy related pain diagnosis and treatment, Ergonomics for Desk based workers, Dry Needling, Management of Tendon injuries, Biomechanical Assessment of Athletes, Functional Movement and Movement based treatment and rehabilitation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Claire has been active in the media, and on behalf of Osteopathy Australia, has written blogs and commentary on many topics surrounding musculoskeletal health. See our Blog and Media section for more info.
Claire and Shaun also enjoy presenting seminars to groups of interested parties (such as gym trainers or clients), on topics such as pain, assessment and function. Please contact Chadstone Region Osteopathy if you would like to enquire about organising a seminar.
When not in the clinic, Claire enjoys spending time with her family, Husband Shaun and 2 young daughters, Sophie and Lucy. Or alternatively, escaping the chaos and retreating to the kitchen to cook something delicious. Please note that Dr Claire Richardson and Dr Shaun Richardson are not currently accepting new patients under Medicare EPC plans.
Talk to me about: - Your holiday plans (I love to live vicariously!)
- Your favourite recipes
- Any nerdy science tidbits you know
- Your favourite art.
Give us a call so you can discover if Claire is the right osteopath for you!