Corner Clinic Osteopathy is a newly established allied health clinic located on the corner of Sydney Road and Moreland Road in Coburg.
Our practitioners, Jon Zuccala and David Madigan, are long-time colleagues who have each built reputable careers within the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne. The pair are excited by the opportunity to join forces and have now created an environment in which they can provide patients with innovative and practical health services with their own style and in accordance with their core values.
Our clinic is built upon the strong foundation of our ongoing commitment to the total health and well-being of our patients. We aim to equip patients with the tools and knowledge necessary to improve their overall state of health by helping the body to enhance its own natural functions, with a strong focus on long-term goals.
Through extensive experience and professional training, our team of highly skilled practitioners will assist patients in achieving their objectives through pain and injury management, as well as strategic treatment plans designed to optimise the structure and functions of the body.
Our convenient location allows us to service patients from all over Melbourne. Bordering the inner northern suburbs of Coburg and Bruwnsick, many regular visitors to our clinic come from Preston, Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Brunswick, Strathmore, Thornbury, Northcote, Brunswick East, and more.
Easily accessible by public transport, we are 250 metres from Moreland train station and a short walk from several tram stops along the Sydney and Moreland Roads tram routes 1, 6 and 19. Click Here to see a detailed map
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David graduated from RMIT University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of
Osteopathy and has spent the last six years developing himself as a practicing osteopath within the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne. As a proud co-founder of Corner Clinic Osteopathy alongside friend and colleague, Jon Zuccala, David is excited by the opportunity to engage patients in their recovery and intends to transfer his knowledge to patients in a united effort to help them reach an optimal state of health.
In addition to his education and training as an osteopath, David has undertaken APPI certified training in clinical Pilates and further professional development courses in dry needling, often incorporating this method into his treatment plans to address muscular pain. As a practitioner, David believes in combining prescribed injury prevention/rehabilitation exercises with thorough hands-on manual treatment to best manage a wide range of injuries and conditions varying from pregnancy related complaints to injuries of elite sportspeople and all things in between.
While he no longer competes on the football field himself, David understands the demands placed on the human body when engaging in physical activity and approaches each patient situation with empathy and understanding. An avid sports fan with expert knowledge in all things AFL, he spends his free time at the MCG supporting the Hawks and can often be found keeping active at the local gym or participating in various fun-runs around town, recently completing his first half-marathon.
Jon has been a practising osteopath since graduating from Victoria University in 2009. In 2017 he had the pleasure of establishing Corner Clinic Osteopathy with colleague and friend, David; however, this partnership does take a back seat on weekends when the Cats play the Hawks.
Jon has completed extra study in dry needling, exercise rehabilitation and Pilates. Jon is keenly interested in treating back/neck pain, headaches and sporting injuries. He has found the most success in using a combined approach of hands on treatment together with exercise prescription to produce the best results for his patients.
Jon is spoilt for choice with the café culture of the Moreland community, one of the many benefits of our clinic bordering the suburbs of both Coburg and Brunswick. Outside the clinic, Jon has been brushing up on his Italian, having started lessons in recent months. A lot of Jon’s hobbies have recently come in second place to spending time with his young family, but when given the chance, Jon enjoys playing soccer, banging away on the drums and still attempts to hit golf balls.
Rachel graduated from RMIT university with Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science -
Osteopathy. She came to osteopathy from a career in journalism, changing paths to pursue her strong interest in the human body and injury management.
Rachel also has a degree in exercise science and a strong sporting background, competing in state level netball for many years, as well as basketball. This enables her to understand the demands of exercise in sporting populations, along with people participating in other forms of physical activity.
As an osteopath, Rachel aims to empower people to take charge of their health, in addition to providing hands on treatment to manage a range of injuries and help people achieve optimal function. Her interests are treating neck and back pain, sporting injuries, and finding solutions to problems that persist. She has also studied dry needling to combine with treatment when necessary.
As a Preston local, Rachel loves what the inner northern suburbs has to offer. Family and friends are an important part of her life, as are the cafes and coffee along Sydney Road and High St. She also enjoys Sunday bike rides exploring Melbourne’s bike trails, and has a new fascination with homemade kombucha.
Daniel graduated from RMIT University completing a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and is excited to join the team at Corner Clinic Osteopathy.
In addition to his tertiary education, Daniel has also studied dry needling and cupping, and travelled overseas to work in India. Having undergone surgery himself, Daniel also was extremely interested in scrubbing in on multiple orthopaedic surgeries whilst overseas.
Having played competitive sports and dealing with injury, Daniel understands the importance of a strong patient practitioner and is motivated to best understand the needs and demands of his patients. Daniel has an interest in treating back pain, knee pain, and various upper and lower limb injuries.
Outside of Osteopathy, Daniel enjoys keeping fit in the gym, playing footy and going for a cycle. He also loves to travel and on weekends he passionately supports Collingwood, much to the dismay of his colleagues.
Many of you will already know Rebecca as our friendly receptionist here at Corner Clinic. Rebecca is also currently completing her final year in a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT University and will be joining the team as an osteopathy intern in 2019.
As an osteopath student, Bec has developed an interest in empowering people to take their health into their own hands and provide hands-on treatment and education to help people get back to doing what they love!
As a fellow Northern suburbs local, Bec loves to explore what new food Sydney Rd Brunswick and Coburg have to offer and of course enjoys her coffee & smashed avocado.
Karla is currently in her final year of completing a Bachelor of Heath Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
You may recognise her as one of our receptionists here at Corner Clinic, however she is very excited to join the team as an intern in 2019. Along with completing her tertiary education, Karla also plans to complete a cupping and dry needling course once graduated.
Karla is extremely passionate about all aspects of health and the human body and is excited to develop her knowledge further during her internship! Karla has an interest in neck and back pain, while also having a passion for personalised and holistic treatment and management.
In addition to Osteopathy, Karla enjoys spending time outdoors, especially at the beach where she spends most of her days off! She also loves keeping active by running, walking and winding down with a bit of yoga and brunch on the weekends.
The practice of Osteopathy is a holistic approach to improving our health. It is a hands-on method of healthcare that focuses on the biomechanical links in the body, particularly between the body’s structure and its functions. These links connect pain and other symptoms with dysfunctional areas of the body and once identified, practitioners will perform manual treatment through a range of non-invasive techniques including manipulation and massage, making it an ideal form of treatment for the elderly as well as infants and children. At Corner Clinic Osteopathy we create a simple step by step process to help patients achieve successful outcomes. Our practitioners are tertiary qualified and are registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia, as required by law. Professionals of the Osteopathic industry are also regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), making our clinic a highly professional and safe place for you and your family.
Coming soon... Myotherapy uses remedial massage techniques and other tools such as Dry Needling to effectively treat the muscular component of pain and dysfunction. Our Myotherapy team will be able to provide:
General Remedial massage
Sports Massage for optimisation/maintenance of performance
Conjunctive treatment with the Osteopathic Team members.
Do I need a referral?
No, Osteopaths are primary care practitioners and anyone is free to make an appointment with us without a referral. Please feel free to call us to discuss your situation and to make an appointment or book online.
Will my appointment be covered by Medicare?
No, Osteopathic treatment is not covered by Medicare unless you are under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan organised by your General Practitioner (GP). This is a Medicare scheme that allows eligible patients with chronic conditions up to five subsidised allied health services per year.
Will my appointment be covered by my Private Health Insurance?
Osteopathy, Pilates and Remedial Massage are all claimable under private health insurance Extras and our HICAPS terminal will allow for on the spot claims, if applicable. To find out if you are covered for these services under your insurance policy, please contact your insurance company to get accurate advice on the level of cover you have.
What’s the difference between osteo/physio/chiro?
Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors are all therapists that treat common injuries, yet each modality has differing philosophies. At Corner Clinic Osteopathy we use a holistic approach to diagnose your specific complaint and apply a broad range of evidence based treatment options to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We believe that if you are asking yourself the above question, your condition will quite likely be well-managed by our team. If you are still unsure please feel free to contact the clinic. See conditions we commonly treat here.
What will happen on my first visit?
On your first visit, we allow extra time to enable us to take an in-depth history on your condition. We will then use a physical examination to accurately diagnose your condition and other areas of dysfunction. A clear explanation of your injury will then be given to you by your practitioner, including the treatment you will receive that day. Corner Clinic Osteopathy offers a broad range of treatment options in keeping with an evidence based approach. This will help us in ensuring your comfort. To conclude the initial consult, a detailed recommended action plan on how to best solve your problem will be discussed; this will often extend beyond the treatment room and may involve adaptions to your ergonomics, exercise and lifestyle if needed.
Corner Clinic Osteopathy helps you feel your best, every time. Book a consultation with one of our practitioners below.
Additional appointment times may now be available due to recent cancellations. If your preferred time is not available online, please call us on 9383 4867 and we will find a time that works for you.
|Monday||8:00am - 7:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 7:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 7:30pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 7:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:30pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 1:30pm|