John Osborne
Podiatrist

John Osborne

John is an experienced podiatrist, having worked in sports and general podiatry. He is currently at La Trobe University completing postgraduate research in heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and considering the role foot strength and rehabilitation plays with the condition.

Over time he has experienced a wide range of sporting injuries of the lower limb, leg, ankle, and foot. He has been part of the management of amateur to professional players and teams from AFL (Australian Rules), Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, Triathlon, and Cricket. John’s background as a professional dancer has enabled him to work closely with gymnasts and dancers alike and has provided him an understanding of the needs of all athletes from barefoot to wearing specialised footwear.

He has a particular interest in injuries such as heel pain, shin splints, sesamoiditis, patellofemoral pain, and tendinopathies of the foot and ankle. However, John also has experience managing patients with rheumatological conditions (e.g., arthritis), blisters, ingrown toenails, general foot care, and chronic disease management such as diabetes.

John’s background in strength and conditioning means he does not only focus on orthotics but also includes rehabilitation and strengthening programs. He always considers a holistic view of foot and ankle pain for each patient. Each patient needs an individualised approach, and he strives to achieve this.

John is available Monday, Friday and Saturday at Blackburn and Tuesday and Saturday in North Ringwood.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Health Science/Master Podiatric Practice

EXTRA ENDORSEMENTS:

  • Certified Sports Podiatrist (currently completing)
  • Dry needling for sports podiatry
  • Musculoskeletal investigative ultrasound
  • Shockwave Therapy 

TEAMS & ASSOCIATIONS: 

  • Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup – 2015 – current
  • Eastern Ranges TAC Cup – 2016 - current
  • Dandenong Ranges WNBL – 2017 - current
  • Waverley WAG International Gymnastics – 2017 - current
  • Vic Women’s Cricket and Vic Women’s Melbourne Stars – 2018

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS: 

  • Vice Chair - Victorian Regional Committee, Australian Podiatry Association – 2018 – current
  • Member - Australian Podiatry Association
  • Member - Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Member - Sports Medicine Australia

Call Bounce Health now on 1300 855 442 to make an appointment or for more information.

Blackburn

195 Whitehorse Road
Blackburn VIC 3130
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North Ringwood

134 Oban Road
North Ringwood VIC 3134
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Rowville

1101 Wellington Road
Rowville VIC 3178
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Mount Waverley

7 Dorrington Avenue
Mount Waverley VIC 3149
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