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Dr Declan Hofbauer - B. App. Sc. (Comp. Med.), B. Health. Sc./B. App. Sc. (Osteopathy)


A graduate of RMIT, Declan enjoys treating all ages and conditions from acute sporting injuries through to chronic and complex presentations.  Declan treats everyone’s unique presentation in a holistic manner with the aim to help everyone move towards their peak health, regardless of their condition or background.


Skiing since he could walk, Declan grew up in the high country of Victoria and is an avid skier and cyclist, with a background in elite alpine ski racing as both an athlete and coach.  This sporting background, along with the desire to work with and help people, attracted Declan to osteopathy.


Declan has worked alongside world leading orthopaedic surgeons in India, managing patients both pre- and post-surgery for frozen shoulders, knees and hips.  Declan is trained in dry needling and cupping and also has extensive knowledge of mattresses and pillows with over 2 years of experience in the sleep industry.


 “Health is an individual concept that is unique to everyone and one that will constantly evolve and change throughout that person’s life.  Health is not a single rule, rather an empowering, dynamic tool to use in getting the most out of life”.

Upgrade your brain with exercise

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The benefits of exercise and movement extend far beyond physical fitness and keeping in shape

As the winter months draw to a close, more and more Melburnians are dusting off their active gear and looking to enjoy the great outdoors.  Most of us look to exercise for the immediate benefits of physical fitness and to trim that winter belly, but have you ever thought of what else it might be doing?  New and exciting research is finding that physical exercise and movement are key in the management of many conditions, from osteoarthritis to normal brain function, Alzheimer’s and dementia!

The increased blood flow to our brain delivered by exercise improves our mental capacity and function.  Nerves fire more efficiently, creating bigger and faster connections, our brains are literally ‘upgraded’ – improving our ability to process and solve complex problems1.  Obvious benefits in combating stress and depression are complimented by an improvement of Alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms1,2.  Physical activity has been positively linked to a reduction in the compounds connected to the progression of these conditions; the actual architecture of our brains changes for the better1.
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