Dr. Drew Blatchford
Dr. Drew Blatchford
Senior Osteopath / Rehabilitation and Digital Marketing Coordinator
Dr. Drew Blatchford is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath and member of Osteopathy Australia.
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 its effect on cycling economy, muscle recruitment, muscle force and contraction velocity as well as changes to joint range of movement. Drew completed his Osteopathic studies at RMIT in Melbourne and has continued his professional development in the sports setting.
In more recent years, Drew has trained with Functional Movement systems and then with ALTIS completing their performance therapy program. Currently, he is undertaking a graduate certificate in High Performance sport at the Australian Catholic University. During 2021, whilst overseas, he worked trackside as performance therapist for the high performance group with the Guernsey athletics development officer.
Working with many of our younger clients or “teenage athletes” has been personally rewarding. Helping them improve movement with the aim to optimise their performance. Drew will often be found in our gym and rehab room helping someone start a new exercise plan, prepare for pre-season or an event. The ultimate aim is 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.
Drew is motivated to educate his clients to understand how to take charge of their own body and improve their movement solutions.
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 running and playing the occasional round of golf.
Areas of Interest
Knee pain – especially post ACL/Meniscal injury (post-surgical)
Pre-performance/pre-season: Mobility testing
Jaw (TMJ pain)
Lower back pain