Dr Jon Marshall
B.App Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo, M.App Sci (Acupuncture)
Dr Jon Marshall’s education in pain, healing and movement started at age 10 when his study of the Japanese martial art of Aikido began. His passion for Aikido took him to Japan, where he lived for seven years, and was ultimately the catalyst that guided Dr Jon Marshall to study Osteopathy and Acupuncture.
The strong connection between martial arts and healing in Asia led Jon to complete a Diploma in Acupuncture during his time in Japan. His teacher was also very skilful in manipulation which initiated Jon’s interest in Osteopathy.
Jon now holds a 6th dan black-belt in Aikido and makes regular trips to Japan to continue his study of this fascinating art. A well renowned Aikido instructor in Melbourne, he also travels both interstate and overseas instructing Aikido. To date he has taught throughout South-east Asia, Japan, the UK, the US and Poland.
In March 2010, he established the Melbourne Budo Academy, which is located in Abbotsford and offers world class instruction in Yoshinkan Aikido, Gyokushin Aikido, Japanese Jujutsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shinkendo, Judo and more (further information available at melbournebudo.com.au)
Qualifications & Specialties:
Dr Jon Marshall graduated from RMIT university with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine-Osteopathy), followed by a Master’s degree in Osteopathy.
He established the Back In Health Rialto clinic in 2009, and the Clifton Hill clinic soon followed.
In 2011, he was appointed the Osteopath for the Australian Olympic Taekwondo Team and travelled to Azerberjian for the Olympic Qualification Tournament in July 2011, New Caledonia in September 2011, and Egypt for the World Junior Championships in 2012. More recently, Jon has travelled with the team to Turkey for the Olympic Qualification Tournament leading up to the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016.
His continuing interest in Chinese Medicine saw Jon enrol in a Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture), which he completed in November 2011. He is among only a handful of Osteopaths that are also formally qualified Acupuncturists.
He has lectured in both the Chinese Medicine and the Osteopathy departments at RMIT University in Melbourne, and the International College of Osteopathy in Tokyo, Japan. He is also the founder of Manual Medicine Australasia, an organisation that teaches manual medicine practitioners such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and other allied health professionals in Dry Needling, Cupping, Acupuncture and Osteopathic Techniques throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan.
Using a wide range of Osteopathic techniques as well as Acupuncture, Diet Therapy, Cupping and Traditional Chinese Manipulative Technique (Tuina), Dr Jon Marshall tailors effective treatments for his patients.
In late 2018, Jon expanded into Asia, opening a clinic in Singapore.
- Member of Osteopathy Australia
- Member of Sports Medicine Australia