Dr Daniel Baddiley is the Principal Osteopath and a Director of Osteo On Collins.
Dan graduated from the UNITEC Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand with a Masters of Osteopathy in 2003. After working in New Zealand for seven years, he moved to Melbourne in 2010.
Upon graduating, Dan developed his skills working alongside experienced Osteopaths in a busy clinic in Wellington. At the same time he opened his own clinic in his home town of Masterton. He worked closely with local doctors, sports clubs, gyms and community groups to build a thriving practice. After relocating to Australia, he has worked as a senior associate at a clinic in Melbourne’s inner-west and a large centre in Melbournes CBD.
More recently, Dan opened his own small practice in Port Melbourne and is very excited to be bringing his experience and expertise to help the Docklands community.
Dan’s treatment style follows the Osteopathic model by looking at the body as a whole, and determining how stresses and strains may impact on the overall health of an individual. He predominantly uses a ‘hands on’ structural model for treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions to effect change in the body, and offers advice on ergonomics, exercise, rehab, diet and lifestyle to provide a holistic service for his patients. Dan is also qualified in dry needling and the application of Rocktape, both of which have proven to be effective for treating a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions.
A passionate sportsman, Dan has been actively participating in cycling, running and rugby union for most of his life. He has worked closely with athletes throughout his career – helping weekend warriors and general gym junkies through to elite level rugby and soccer players, runners, triathletes and Olympic cyclists.
Dan and his wife, Nichole, have 2 beautiful and active daughters - both of whom are taking great interst in keeping active and following their parents lead in living a balanced life.