Dr Leo Cornelius completed his Masters of Clinical sciences (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. For the previous 12 years, he had been dancing professionally both in Australia and internationally in both Musicals and the Commercial Dance scene. He continues to work professionally today, but is excited to pursue his dream as an Osteopath. He is motivated by helping others achieve their peak body vitality – whether that be for performance, sport or everyday life.
“Pain can have such an impact on our day to day lives. It can effect our mood, our relationships and our productivity. Each person’s body tells their story about what stresses they come under every day, and the thing I love about Osteopathy is that there’s a lot of problem solving involved. Common conditions happen commonly, but the reason why a patient has their presenting complaint is unique to their story.”
He understands how performers push their bodies to the limit, and how they often work through pain from injury. The show must go on, and not everyone can take the time out to allow their body to heal. So he understands that performing safely is just as important as effective rehabilitation. He has a keen interest in helping performers feel their best for auditions and shows by offering an overall maintenance treatment, as well as a vocal release for singers who are suffering from tension in their larynx and surrounding structures.
Leo also enjoys treating acute and chronic conditions, and has a special interest in helping patients that suffer from consistent headaches.
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