Suite 2, 49 - 51 Wyong Street
Keilor East  VIC  3033

(WITHIN KEILOR EAST CENTREWAY)
Ph: (03) 9336 7230

Our Gym
PRACTITIONERS


DR KERRY MARTRET (Osteopath)
B.Sc.(Biomed), B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.), SFMA


Kerry is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and a member of Osteopathy Australia. She has completed  a Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Sciences Degree, a Bachelor of Science - Clinical Sciences Degree, and a Masters Degree of Health Science in Osteopathy at Victoria University.

Having always been interested in Health and wellbeing, It was while studying Biomedical Sciences at Victoria University, that she further developed a keen interest and passion for Anatomy and Exercise Rehabilitation. Having received outstanding results in both subject matters, Kerry conducted a final year research project comparing two popular resistance training programs - training to momentary muscular failure (HIT Training) versus regular resistance training. Her research evaluated the effectiveness of the training itself in achieving set goals, determined the program's safety profile & predisposition to injury and finally, reported on the likelihood of developing compensation patterns or alterations to normal biomechanics if continued long term.
 
While studying her final year in Biomedical Sciences, she also started her own tutoring business and tutored Anatomy,  Anatomy & Physiology and Pathophysiology subjects to undergraduate Nursing, Paramedic and Biomedical Science students.

Since becoming an Osteopath, with a passion for rehabilitation and providing a long-term solution, Kerry has additionally gained extra skills in Pilates floor exercise to improve spinal stability, for rehabilitation of low back pain, for treatment of pelvic & hip dysfunction and strengthening the pelvic floor.


Kerry has also obtained certification as a Selective Functional Movement Assessor (SFMA) which is a movement based diagnostic system that examines movement patterns in both the painful & non-painful individual and is based on the concept that since pain, or previous injury often results in changes in motor control, various testing protocols can be implemented to identify these subtle changes. These further tools not only complement her Osteopathic skills in assessment, treatment & rehabilitation prescription, but Kerry finds this serves as a popular modality for assessing functional and dysfunctional movement patterns and further determining if dysfunction is due to a 'mobility' issue or a 'core stability' problem, in the athlete who is aiming to improve their training.
 
As a trained Workplace Ergonomic Assessor, Kerry additionally finds it important to educate office workers on the importance of maintaining optimal spinal & peripheral joint alignment while sitting at a desk and enjoys providing simple exercise advice to help reduce excessive strain on muscles & joints, reduce early onset of muscular fatigue, prevent injury and generally create a more comfortable workstation.

Kerry has a special interest in treating seniors to help them become more active and provide them with exercise and lifestyle advice to help relieve the symptoms associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis or lack of muscle strength which can hinder the motivation to exercise. Reduced balance, co-ordination and strength, tend to be a main risk factor for falls in the elderly, so Kerry also conducts one-on-one balance & falls prevention sessions in the clinic and is rather passionate about restoring the confidence in older individuals to be 'better on their feet'.


Kerry is a passionate practitioner, who is committed to increasing her knowledge and hands-on skills by regularly taking part in continuous professional development workshops, seminars and other learning platforms. She prides herself in finding the cause of her patient’s pain in addition to treating the associated symptoms. She uses a variety of treatment techniques that are tailored specifically to each individual.

Our receptionists are available to arrange an appointment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
BOOKINGS BY APPOINTMENT WITHIN THE FOLLOWING HOURS


Thursday  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION

Suite 2, 49 - 51 Wyong Street
Keilor East, VIC 3033
(Keilor East Centreway)

Free 3 hour car parking nearby
Stairs to clinic - no wheelchair access