Dr David Aboud – Osteopath and Physiotherapist


Meet David


Dr David Aboud (Osteopath) completed both his Bachelor and Masters degree in Osteopathy at RMIT University, Victoria. After graduating, he spent the first four years of his career working in Melbourne alongside some of the most prominent practitioners within the Osteopathic profession. This helped establish him as an adept clinician amongst his peers with an enthusiastic thirst for knowledge. These early years helped shape his desire to continue learning and become a leader within the Osteopathic profession.

David’s passion for clinical excellence led him to accept a postgraduate position in the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University, Sydney in 2014. While living in Sydney, David worked as a senior Osteopath in one of Sydney’s largest multidisciplinary centres. During this time, he developed an internship program for graduate Osteopaths in Sydney with a key focus on clinical excellence, evidence based practice and objective outcomes. He also worked closely with the directors on systematising procedures and creating a culture combining a strong work ethic with elite service delivery.

David presents a unique skill set as a practitioner that combines the vast array of Osteopathic techniques with the evidence based approach of Physiotherapy. He is able to draw upon objective assessment and outcome measures, while applying techniques and rehab protocols with proven therapeutic benefits. By educating his clients, David helps them understand the cause of their problem, the likely course of the condition and their options for managing and resolving the complaint.

As part of his Physiotherapy doctorate, David is currently involved in a large scale systematic review (the gold standard of research trials) that will determine whether MRI findings are a useful predictive tool for future neck pain. He is fortunate to be supervised by one of the world’s leading back pain researchers and works alongside other experts in the field of back and neck pain. David’s hope is to have the paper published in a high quality journal in late 2017.

With his experience in research and a keen interest in sports injuries, back and neck pain, David has quickly established himself as a leader in his field.

David is a registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA), Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).

When to visit David

As an Osteopath and  a Physiotherapist, most people visit David when they are experiencing pain in the muscles or joints, or nerve pain. The pain may an acute injury such as a fall at home, a workplace accident or sporting injury, or it may be pain that has been there for a long time- what many call ‘chronic pain’ or ‘chronic intermittent pain’ if it comes and goes.

An incomplete list of what many people have visited David for over the past decade includes:

  • Neck, back, and joint pain, including disc injuries
  • Postural back pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel and sciatica
  • Headaches, migraine and jaw pain, as well as
  • Sporting injuries

If you are experiencing an ache or pain and are not sure if David can help, feel free to give us  a call and request a ‘call back’ from David. He can have a brief chat with you about your concerns, and advise if his approach is most suitable.

How to make an appointment 

To make an appointment with David at our Bridge Street clinic (between George Street and Pitt Street) call clinic reception on 9252 2825. We’ll typically answer the phone between (7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. If we don’t catch your call, please do leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Alternately, you can book online at anytime (select ‘Osteopathy’ or ‘Physiotherapy’ as the service, then select Dr David Aboud).

What to expect at your first appointment

Your first appointment with David will be about 45 minutes to 1 hour long. During this time David will discuss with you your medical history in relation to the reason for your visit, as well as other relevant information such as daily routines like office work or sports, which may be contributing factors.

David will then carry out a number of movement based tests. These tests may include orthopaedic testing, a spinal examination, postural assessment, muscle testing, and neurological testing.

To carry out these tests it is often necessary for you to remove your outer layers of clothing, depending on which body part/s require assessment. You will never have to remove your underwear, and gowns and towelling are always available to cover areas that are not being assessed.

You will usually receive treatment on your first visit with David unless it’s un-safe to do so.

Return and ongoing visits are usually 20-30 minutes long and offer treatment & periodic comparative assessments to work towards your goals.

Appointment times and fees

David is typically available for appointments at our Bridge St clinic between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Bookings are essential.

  • Allow 30 minutes for your first appointment. This will cost $160.
  • Allow 30 minutes for follow-up appointments. These will cost $110.

Payment methods available include cash, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX.

Private health fund rebates are available at the time of payment via HICPAS for those with cover for Physiotherapy or Osteopathy.

How to make an appointment with Dr David Aboud 

To make an appointment please call our Bridge Street clinic reception on 9252 2825 (7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday) or alternately, you can book online (select ‘Osteopathy’ or ‘Physiotherapy’ as the service, then select Dr David Aboud).