Meet the Team
Dr Timothy McCormick (Osteopath)
Tim is a registered osteopath with AHPRA and a member of Osteopathy Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University in 2013 and 2015, respectively, which form his qualification as an osteopath.
He is an accredited Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach with the ASCA and completed an additional Bachelor of Science (Human Structure and Function) degree at the University of Melbourne in 2010.
Tim has worked as an osteopath in Gisborne for the last 5 years and has past experience as an osteopath at Elite Training Centre in Geelong working for Ocean Grove Osteopathy and Sports Health, where he had direct involvement with MMA, Muay Thai fighters and boxers in addition to gym-based exercise assessments. Following this venture, he then took on a hybrid position as an on-site osteopath and strength & conditioning coach at the Gisborne Football Netball Club in the pre-season of 2016/17. Most recently in 2018-2020, he has taught 5th year osteopathic students in the subject of problem-based learning and 3rd year osteopathic students in case-based learning, anatomy, physiology and pathology at Victoria University.
Tim is a local of Gisborne and Bullengarook with six generations on either side of his family residing in these areas. His heritage in the community is supported by involvement in various organisations including Gisborne Football Netball Club, Gisborne Basketball Club, Riddells Creek Basketball Association, Sunbury Basketball Association and Gisborne Fitness Centre to name a few. He enjoys most sports but has competed in basketball and football throughout most of his life, and currently focuses on his own strength & conditioning.
He has particular osteopathic interests in rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, functional movement patterns, tendinopathies, sporting injuries and the use of a holistic approach with treatment and management of patients. He also enjoys using structural osteopathic treatment techniques across most areas of the body and can use dry needling or myofascial cupping techniques when necessary having completed a Level 1 course in these treatment modalities.
Tim believes that guiding people towards self-healing and an understanding of their injury/condition in conjunction with professional management is an effective strategy for long-term health. He also believes that the general population and athletes can achieve greater heights in their health and performance via appropriate programming and professional care.
It’s easy to get started
Ranges Osteopathy and Performance offer a wide range of osteopathic services to treat your health problems, enhance your performance, and improve your overall quality of life.
Book a consultation where you can talk about your health, injury, pain and goals.
Attend your consultation where your osteopath will tailor a management and treatment plan specific to your needs.
Your osteopath will treat and guide you as you perform each session on your management plan.
Enjoy the benefits of achieving each goal as you progress towards reaching new heights in your health and performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. There are some similarities between the three modalities both in conditions treated and in some of the techniques used. The main differences are found in the philosophies behind each modality and how the principles of treatment are applied.
The main principles of Osteopathy are that the body is a unit and that the structure and function of the body are interrelated. This means that damage to one area of the body can affect other regions of the body. Osteopaths aim to identify, treat and manage the cause of injury/pain/movement discrepancy so that the resulting symptoms are reduced efficiently. Our treatment techniques are hands-on, management and rehabilitation are practical and all are specifically tailored to your condition/injury/pain/movement discrepancy and your medical history.
Osteopaths in Australia had previously undertaken 5 years (now 4.5 years) of full-time tertiary education at university. This consists of a 3-year Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and 2-year (now 1.5 year) Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
Osteopaths in Australia are required by law to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and complete 25 hours of continued professional development annually.
The majority of osteopaths in Australia are registered with Osteopathy Australia who is the peak body representing the interests of osteopaths, osteopathy as a profession and consumer rights to access osteopathic services in Australia.
No, you can make an appointment directly with us without a referral.
Under certain schemes you may benefit from a referral. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition and require complex care, you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. The GP must complete a special referral form to refer you to an osteopath for treatment.
Osteopathic consults – Osteopaths perform a detailed physical examination of the body to identify the problem. You may be asked by the Osteopath to dress down to your underwear so please ensure you dress comfortably and appropriately.
Movement assessment, exercise rehabilitation and strength & conditioning consults – Please bring loose fitting clothing or active wear and shoes that you can perform exercise in as well as a towel.
Ensure to bring a change of appropriate clothing if you are not already wearing this. Bring a list of medications and supplements (with dosage and frequency of use) that you take if you tend to forget these.
You can bring any previous imaging, rehabilitation programs and strength & conditioning programs that you have in relation to the reason you are attending our clinic and your osteopath will use these as per necessary (with your consent).
If you have received a referral from your GP for Medicare assisted consultations, please bring this with you unless we have received this already prior to your attendance.
It is advisable to arrive 10 minutes early to your initial consultation as you will be required to fill out a new patient form and sign an informed consent form.
You should also arrive 5 minutes early for your subsequent consultations to ensure punctuality and efficiency within the clinic.