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Back to Work!

Covid-19 restrictions in Metro Melbourne ease this Wednesday. I’ll be back in clinic for you starting from November the 2nd. Hooray!

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Remedial Massage Therapy is My Passion

My name is James Maddock (but I prefer to be called “Maddock”) and I have found my calling. I love channeling my geeky, nerdy fascination with the human body towards helping my clients get back to normal work, school, sports, social and family life. I am a naturally empathetic, holistic health practitioner with a solid […]

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Why Myotherapy Is About To End Remedial Massage

First, a declaration of conflict of interest. 🙂 I am a current student of the Bachelor of Health Science (‘BHSc’) Myotherapy and am due to complete my studies at the end of 2021. What follows is essentially the course of thinking that drew me to the conclusion to upskill from my current qualification, the Diploma […]

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Are my muscles “pulled,” “twinged,” “torn,” “strained,” in “spasm,” or “sprained”?

Muscles, tendons, and ligaments; sprains, strains, and pulls. Just what is going on with your painful muscles, and what does it mean for getting better? This article is a guide

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The Separation of Medical Science from the Human Heart and Soul is an Illusion

There are pros and cons to the scientific method in medicine. Science is objective and devoid of emotion, but human patients are not. This post explores how we got here, and how we might bridge that gap.

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Limited Practise Recommences April 26th

Today I talked to Tracy, the owner of The Urban Alchemist where I will be based going forward, and confirmed that I can start practising there beginning next Sunday, the 26th of April 2020.

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Natural vs Scientific Medicine: A False Dichotomy

One of my classes at uni right now is called “History of Healing.” Each week we are assessed on answers to questions posed in an online forum. The questions this week elicited a declaration of my views on the relationship between conventional Western medicine, and traditional healing & medicine. Here’s a copy of what I […]

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COVID-19 Update

Things are getting serious. The medical community are currently in a fervour of tooling-up to handle an imminent surge in serious and life-threatening cases of the covid-19 infectious virus. The Urban Alchemist is closed for the time being and I am suspending practise until at least the beginning of May. Stay safe. Be kind. Wash […]

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COVID-19 Statement

Statement regarding novel coronavirus disease of 2019, “COVID-19” [EDIT: The Urban Alchemist is closed for the time being and I am suspending practise until at least the beginning of May. Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands. STAY AT HOME, go shopping once a week, and keep a 1.5m distance between you and everyone around […]

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Life Lessons

Why am I back? What have I been doing? Can you book in with me yet? And what am I doing next…? All these questions answered in this post!