Practitioners Profile

Damian Profile

Damian Poustie – Senior Osteopath & Clinic Director

Damian has been practicing for 10 years in Australia, London and Edinburgh and has a particular interest in back/neck pain, headache/migraine, sports injuries, and chronic/complex conditions. He set up Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine in Melbourne in 2006 with the idea to bring the best musculo-skeletal practitioners all under one roof. Today there are 40 practitioners spread over 6 locations in inner Melbourne (Fitzroy North and Thornbury).

Damian has completed additional post graduate studies in complex pain syndromes, headache/migraine, neurology, clinical pilates, acute/chronic neck and back pain, dry needling and most recently FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab). Damian regularly conducts training for other osteopaths and physiotherapists in Melbourne.

Outside of the clinic, Damian enjoys spending his time with his young family, training in martial arts (Aikido and Muay Thai) and Pilates.

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Mel Profile

Mel has well and truly watched and been a huge part of building Premier from the ground up, working closely alongside Damian for over 10 years.

She started off as a casual receptionist working 2 days a week and watched the business evolve, as well as, growing with the business herself.

She is now the full-time practice manager based at Fitzroy North in charge of pays, accounts, rostering, and quite often mothering all the staff.

Outside of work she’s a Mum of two and fearlessly enjoys netball, gardening, and being a handy-woman and letting all the practitioners fix her up come Monday.

Her favourite thing about Premier is watching the team grow and evolve and the support everyone gives each other as well as the fantastic atmosphere.

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Rachel is one of the reception staff at the Thornbury location, where she helps Emily with managing the practice as well as collecting, addressing, and curating customer reviews and feedback.

She also runs the weekly staff newsletter filling it with fun information and things that have happened across the clinics that week.

She is just about to graduate as an Osteopath from RMIT and is looking to join the practitioner ranks at Premier (If Damian’s reading this we can’t recommend her enough!).

Rachel’s favorite thing about working at Premier is the knowledge she has gained to better her osteopathic practice, including using our senior staff as guinea pigs for training and the amazing patients and staff she gets to chat with every day!

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