Drew’s background is in sports science having completed a bachelor’s degree in Manchester, England. During this period he attended the National cricket academy as part of the Sports Science support to England’s opening batswomen. Drew has also interspersed his work in Osteopathy with research in the field of cycling focused on the set up position of cyclists and it’s affect on cycling economy, muscle recruitment, muscle force and contraction velocity as well as changes to joint range of movement.
Drew completed his Osteopathic studies in Melbourne and has continued his professional development in the sports setting. In more recent years Drew has become accredited with Functional Movement Systems, a system used by many of the worlds Elite sporting clubs. Integration of this system has developed more comprehensive movement testing for his clients. This has also led to him working with many of our younger clients or “teenage athletes” to help correct movement patterns and optimise their performance.
Drew will often be found in our gym and rehab room using the Functional Movement screen to help assess someone looking to start a new exercise plan, prepare for a 5km run or as part of a pre season screen. This allows us to identify potential risks of injury before they arise and set a plan in place to reduce risk of injury and focus on better movements. A tailored report will be sent to each client with a clear set of results and information on areas which may need improving.
In particular Drew is motivated to educate his clients to understand how to take charge of their own body, move more efficiently and more often.
Drew is an accomplished mountain biker having raced in Greece, North America, New Zealand and the UK. Currently he enjoys competing in mountain bike and cyclocross races.. He also enjoys playing golf to a mediocre level.
Drew prefers assisting:
Knee- especially post ACL/Meniscal injury- post surgical
Pre performance/pre- season: Mobility testing.
Jaw (TMJ pain)
Lower back pain
If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Drew Blatchford, contact Wantirna Osteopathy on 9800 0388 or Book Online.