Our goal is to create a holistic, caring clinic that looks after the whole community, from athletes to the very elderly.

MOSIP originally started in the early 1970’s with the founding Practitioner “Vi Davidson”. Dr Stephen Sexton then came to work with Dr Davidson in 1987 and shortly after Dr Davidson retired. Dr Sexton continued to practice as the senior practitioner and supervised, mentored and taught many students and new Osteopaths over the next decade. In 2001 Dr Sexton renamed the clinic Melbourne Osteopathic and Sports Injury Practice “MOSIP”. Today MOSIP consists of two clinics with four Osteopaths, a Psychologist and a Medical practitioner. The practice prides itself on a mindful, holistic and caring approach that can be relied upon by the elderly, children, athletes, physical performers and most other members of the community.

Some Facts About Osteopathy


  • Nearly one third* of the population (5 million Australians) suffer from musculo-skeletal problems, which cause pain or restrict movement.
  • Nine out of ten* people suffer back pain at some stage in their lifetime that incapacitates them for one week or more.
  • Osteopaths have been treating Australians for conditions such as: backaches, migraine, tennis elbows and various sport injuries, since the turn of the century.


Osteopaths are Government Registered practitioners of manual medicine. In Australia, there are three undergraduate Osteopathic courses. All are five years full-time. R.M.I.T.: Bachelor of Osteopathic Science and Bachelor Applied Science (Clinical Science). Victorian University: Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Master of Health Science (Osteo). University of Western Sydney (Macarthur): Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biosciences) and a Master of Osteopathy.


Osteopathy is a system of health care that focuses on treatment of the physical body, the joints, muscles and connective tissue, with 'hands on' techniques such as deep tactile pressure, stretching and manipulation.

This has several applications including:

  • Treating muscular contractions following periods of mobility.
  • Increasing the quality and range of motion in joints after strain or joint strain.


The modern roots of Osteopathy date back to 1872, Dr. A.T. Still, a Physician, believed that the body, was created as a perfect, harmonious whole and contained the basics necessary for its own healing. He developed a system for stimulating the immune system naturally. He eliminated the use of addictive and toxic drugs from his practice a considered surgery a last resort as a means of treatment. The first Osteopaths came to Australia in 1908 from the U.S.A.