Edward Santamaria

Edward graduated in 2012 completing his Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Osteopathy at RMIT Melbourne. He is originally from Mt. Martha on the Mornington Peninsula.

Edward has previously worked in sunny Port Macquarie where he refined his skills treating a wide array of complaints ranging from lower back and neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, women during and post pregnancy, patients with arthritic degeneration and metabolic conditions.

He has post-graduate training in Biodynamic Osteopathy (phase 1), which is gentle treatment that helps patients suffering from chronic pain and a wide range of ailments. Edward has also completed his GEmt Dry Needling course which is a form of treatment which uses thin filament needles used to deactivate muscular trigger points, improve blood and nutrient flow, reduce pain and metabolic waste build up.

Devoting his time caring for his patients with a hands on approach to treatments, he also stresses an active role in patient education to provide an understanding towards a positive outcome for their pain and avoid further injury.

His prior training working at the Athlete’s Foot and keen interest in triathlon has fueled his interest in the assessment and treatment of biomechanical issues that lead to and maintain injury. Edward also has previous experience working with amateur AFL clubs in Melbourne in which he conducted hands on treatment for sporting injuries, rehabilitation and sports taping.

Keeping fit and healthy is a passion of Edwards, recently completing the Port Macquarie Ironman in 2014. He also represented Australia in the Chicago 2015 age group world championships in olympic distance triathlon.

He also enjoys surfing on the peninsula and has a keen interest in travel, previously volunteering his services in Cambodia.