Peak Osteopathy | Practitioners
Highly experience Osteopath. Our aim is to provide you with an osteopathic experience that leads you to better health – to reach your peak. Based in Hawthorn, Melbourne. We treat: Lower back pain, Hip pain, Sports injuries, Joint pain, Pre and post natal care, Acute and chronic pain, Post operative management, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Headaches, migraines and jaw pain, Tendinopathies, Workplace injuries, Nerve pain, Rehabilitation.
Osteo, Osteopath, osteopathy, Hawthorn, Camberwell, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Back pain, Neck Pain, workplace injury, physical peak, headaches, musculoskeletal condition, arthritis, aches and pains, back pain during pregnancy, sporting injury, recovery, injury
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Dr Nick Brasher



Nick Brasher graduated from the RMIT Osteopathic course in 2003 and has worked in some of Melbourne’s biggest and most well respected Osteopathic clinics, including Bodies in Motion, Hawthorn.


Having grown up in Boroondara Nick has a thorough understanding of the Camberwell and Hawthorn areas and as such has developed some strong local bonds that continue to this day.


Nick has a strong interest in sport and combines his time at Peak Osteopathy with his work as the Osteopath for the Collingwood Football Club in the AFL. Nick has worked at Collingwood since 2015 having spent six years as the Osteopath for the Western Bulldogs. Nick is also the Osteopathic representative on the Victorian State Council for Sports Medicine Australia.


Nick’s exposure to elite sport has allowed him the opportunity to work with some of the preeminent figures in sports medicine and allied health in this country and to learn from their professional experience. Whether you are an elite sports person or a local legend Nick provides the same thorough service and attention to detail in the management of your case.


When he’s not working at Peak Osteopathy Nick can probably be found on the golf course, travelling or plodding up the Anderson Street hill and the Tan.

Dr Michelle Davids



Michelle is our South African born British-trained Osteopath. She studied at The British School of Osteopathy in London, receiving the prestigious Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree in 2012. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology (B.ScHons) from the University of Birmingham.



After working for a few years in London and Nottingham, Michelle moved to Melbourne in 2015. She has been working in Hawthorn ever since and loves the sense of community. Michelle is friendly and approachable and enjoys treating people of all ages and backgrounds. She is trained in both structural and cranial osteopathy allowing her to use a range of hands-on techniques in order to treat a variety of ailments and health complaints.


She has a strong interest in treating back, neck and jaw complaints, as well as headaches. Michelle also enjoys and is experienced in treating babies, children and women pre and post pregnancy. She has trained and worked with a number of renowned paediatric and obstetric osteopaths and works closely with lactation consultants and midwives.


Michelle believes that the body, given the correct resources, has an astonishing capacity for self-healing, thus the focus of each of her treatments is to help facilitate these innate healing mechanisms. Outside of the clinic Michelle can be found experimenting with gluten-free baking, travelling and being active (biking, hiking, walking, yoga) in the sunshine!

Dr Damien Ryan

B.Hlth.Sc., B.App.Sc(CompMed)


Damien’s passion is to help you achieve your goals, whether it be sporting or personal. This passion is aided by Damien’s extensive tertiary studies.


Prior to completing Osteopathy at RMIT University, Damien completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Anatomy and Physiology. In this time, Damien studied at San Diego State University, California majoring in Exercise Physiology and Sport Psychology. Damien is also qualified in Advanced Sports Taping and Advanced Dry Needling.


Outside of the clinic, Damien is the current Osteopath for the Carlton Football Club AFLW team. His clinical sporting experience also extends to the Essendon Football Club and the official tournament health professional at the Australian Masters of the Amateurs golf tournament. Damien has also treated elite athletes from the NBA, A League, A League Women’s and state level football, soccer and basketball.


Damien’s passion as an Osteopath is to see his patients achieve their goals. Whether it’s on the sporting field or achieving daily tasks pain-free. Damien treats to allow your body to function in unison and at its peak. Utilising techniques such as massage, dry-needling, joint articulation and manipulation Damien will work to help your body function the best it can.


Outside of the clinic, Damien loves his sport, especially footy and golf. Whether its playing for the Old Xaverians Football Club or watching the mighty Bombers, sport usually has a big part to play on Damo’s weekends.