THE TEAM

Meet our friendly team of highly qualified and
passionate practitioners.

THE FOUNDERS - PRACTITIONERS

OSTEO MELBOURNE DAVID COLOSIMO.01

DR. DAVID COLOSIMO

Graduating from RMIT university in 1999, David is a founding partner of Harley House Osteopathy. Working predominantly in private practice, his 20 years as an osteopath has seen the development of a keen interest in sports medicine, hip conditions and the role of osteopathy in healthy and active ageing.

David was the osteopath for the Australian Olympic Taekwondo team, travelling with the team to training camps in Korea, and to Olympic events in Europe and Asia. He has also been involved with Victorian Premier League Football teams and various cycling and walking groups.

His involvement with sport at the elite level led to further study in areas such as rehabilitation, training methods and nutrition. He also developed a particular interest in hip conditions during his work with the Olympic Taekwondo team, and his osteopathic management of hip pain incorporates pre and post-surgical rehabilitation of hip conditions. David has presented at both local and international conferences on the osteopath’s role in the management of hip pain and on the question of the conservative vs surgical approach to hip conditions.

He has also presented on the topic of health management and exercise in the ageing population, and is particularly enthusiastic about the simple self-management strategies that can make a large impact in this area of health.

David enjoys cycling, weight training and watching films at the Nova (although he does much less of all these things since becoming a father.) Ask him about his carbonara recipe, but probably don’t take his movie recommendations.

OSTEO MELBOURNE KRISTY BIAGINI.01

DR. KRISTY BIAGINI

Kristy has been practicing for 20 years, and is a founding partner of Harley House Osteopathy. She is a warm and attentive practitioner, who is committed to keeping up with current research in order to ensure that the clinic provides you with the best possible care. Her interest in effective, evidence-based treatment led to her role as independent medical examiner for WorkSafe and TAC, and to providing a series of workshops on patient management for osteopathic students. She has a special interest in chronic pain management--particularly lower back pain-- and this, together with her yoga practice, has led her to incorporate aspects of mindfulness into her approach.

Kristy is always happy to give and receive book recommendations, and in the last year has taken up painting—you might see some of her work up in the clinic.