Peak Osteopathy | Peak Osteopathy, Hawthorn, Practitioners
Highly experienced Osteopath in Hawthorn, Victoria. We provide you with an osteopathic experience that leads you to better health – to reach your peak. 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, Australia, Back pain, Neck Pain, workplace injury, physical peak, headaches, musculoskeletal condition, arthritis, aches and pains, back pain during pregnancy, sporting injury, recovery, injury, Nick Brasher, Damien Ryan, Michelle Davids, Belle Picco, massage, massage therapist, myotherapy, myotherapist, 233 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122. T: (03) 9813 1016
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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 as well as working for almost a decade in elite sport.

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 Football Club. He also continues to work in the clinic regularly with Olympic, Paralympic, A-League, W-League and other top level athletes as well as the weekend warrior and non-sporting patients.

Nick is 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, a local legend or a long-term desk worker 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 ski slopes, 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. Michelle’s extensive training leads to a thorough and personalised approach to her patients as they return to their peak.

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 as well as his clinical and elite sporting work.

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, strength and conditioning and advanced dry needling.

Outside of Peak Osteopathy, Damien is the Osteopath for the Carlton Football Club AFLW team, where he has worked since 2016. His clinical sporting experience also extends to the Essendon Football Club and the official tournament Osteopath at the Australian Masters of the Amateurs golf tournament. In the clinic, Damien continues to treat elite athletes from the Olympics, NBA, A-League, W-League 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 it’s playing for the Old Xaverians Football Club or hitting the golf course, sport usually plays a big part on Damo’s weekends.

Dr Belle Picco


B.Hlth.Sc./B.App.Sc (Osteopathy)

Belle’s desire to become an osteopath began at an early age when she sustained a sporting injury playing basketball. After trying multiple modalities with no luck, she saw an osteopath who helped her get back on the basketball court in no time. It’s that desire to help people back to their Peak that drives Belle’s Osteopathic work.

Immediately after that, Belle was inspired to pursue osteopathy to help others with their injuries and relief of pain, in the same way that she was helped.

Belle has previously worked with the Hawthorn Amateur Football club as well as Mount District Netball Association and subsequently been exposed to a wide array of injuries. This experience has prompted Belle’s passion for getting her patients back to their optimal selves in as little time as possible. Belle believes the best way to achieve this is to work alongside her patients to develop a tailored treatment plan, incorporating hands on techniques, dry needling and rehabilitation programs.

In her spare time Belle enjoys Pilates, basketball and has recently discovered a love for skiing. She also loves cooking for and spending time with her family and friends.

Brad Graf


Dip RM/AdvDip (Myotherapy)

Brad graduated from RMIT in 2015 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. He is a member of Myotherapy Association Australia and is currently furthering his studies at RMIT to become an Osteopath.

Brad enjoys treating people from all walks of life, from desk workers to elite athletes. He has experience working with professional basketballers, tennis players and Olympic weight lifters.  Brad is currently working as a sports trainer/myotherapist for the Old Xavierians Football Club in the VAFA and the Box Hill Hawks Football Club in the VFL.  These positions, in addition to his role at Peak, allow Brad to further his passion for getting people moving pain free and helping them reach their full potential through manual therapy.

A session with Brad will include a thorough assessment, testing and hands on treatment. Some of his techniques include deep tissue massage, cupping, dry needling, myofascial release and corrective taping. He has a keen interest in neck and shoulder issues.

In his spare time Brad can be found in his local gym or watching the rugby. It was his own involvement in amateur rugby that sparked his passion for sport, human movement and rehabilitation.