Interview with Shane Heslop
Where were you born?
I was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and moved to Melbourne at the
age of 9 with my parents and older sister. Since then, I have lived in
the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
What are your hobbies?
I love art, food and travel. Watercolour and graphite are my
mediums of choice, and I love recreating disney characters from
the 90s and early 2000s.
Where did you go to Uni?
After finishing VCE at Genazzano in Kew I embarked on a
research science degree at Melbourne University. After sitting
behind a desk in a lab for a year I realised that I wanted to work
one on one with people. I then stumbled upon the profession of
Osteopathy and fell in love with its philosophy and ability to impact
peoples lives. This led me to transfer to RMIT University in
Bundoora and complete my double degree to become an
After graduating I completed further qualifications in Clinical
Pilates and Myofascial Dry Needling. This helped me in my early
career when I worked with amateur athletes of all ages at a sports
medicine clinic. I also worked with two amateur football clubs,
where I braved the cold and wet weather on early Saturday
mornings to be the clubs rehab/injury consultant. Alongside clinical
practice I have worked as an Osteopath in an aged care setting,
where I provided manual therapy for pain relief and exercise
rehabilitation. In September of 2021, I began working in the leafy
suburb of Blackburn at Blackburn Allied Health Group. I also work
up in the Hills of Melbourne, in Monbulk.
In the future, my goal is to complete further study and work in
Womens health. I enjoy meeting people of all walks and helping
them reach their health goals; therefore, I will continue to work in
Clinical practice. I also love education and want to return to RMIT
University in an academic capacity to teach/train future