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BSc(ClinSc) MHSc(Osteo) MAOA


Dr James Kenny

James graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy).
Since finishing his studies, James has also completed further studies in Dry Needling, Cupping, and Cranial techniques.

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About Me

As a young child, I grew up living in hotels due to my father working as a General Manager in different parts of the world. Amongst all of the exploring (and eating) one of the many added bonuses was having access to the facilities and as a result, I was introduced to the sport of golf at a very young age. I was enrolled in countless lessons and group programs as my form of weekend sport, with the most memorable times being afternoons on the course, trying to perfect my swing alongside my dad and brother. Like so many others I caught the bug and loved the competitive nature paired with the social aspect of the sport. Eventually, my family moved back to Bayside where I spent most of my life growing up, and had the fortune of joining the Kingston Heath Golf Club on a junior membership and playing a few rounds for the junior pennant team. I guess I could argue that golf is where I began to gain an understanding of body movement and the importance of biomechanics, as well as appreciating the impacts injury can have on performance. 

As I attended high school at Mentone Grammar and progressed into University, I worked a range of different retail and hospitality jobs with my favourite working as a swimming instructor for over 9 years. I taught kids of all ages and abilities ranging from 6 months to 15 years old, including a period of working with special needs children which was a very rewarding experience. I love working with kids, the energy they bring, and how you have to think outside the box to get them on board. It was while I worked as an instructor that I first heard about Osteopathy. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do as a career but knew I wanted it to revolve around helping people. While speaking to a parent of a child I was teaching I asked him what he did for a career which is when he told me about Osteopathy, and I haven't looked back since.

I have always been passionate about a career helping others, and I love the holistic approach to healthcare that we as Osteopaths provide. Treating patients is a truly rewarding job as I get to help make meaningful changes to people's health, listen to their stories, and experience different times of excitement and change in their lives. I love my job and look forward to the next phase of my career, working with so many wonderful people to help them achieve their version of optimal health and well-being.

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