Osteopathy is a type of manual medicine that is “hands on” and diagnoses, treats and manages conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy is based on 4 main treatment principles that include:
- The body is a unit
- The body has self-regulation mechanisms
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated
- Rational treatment – body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function
Our aim as Osteopaths is to:
- Reduce and improve your Pain
- Improve healing time
- Prevent Injury
- Improve joint mobility and muscle stability and flexibility
- Educate our patients on their conditions and best management plans specific to them
Osteopaths are regulated health professionals, and must be registered with AHPRA, Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency in order to practice.
For your initial consultation, your Osteopath will take a full medical history, perform an examination and diagnose your presenting complaint. You will receive a full explanation on YOUR condition, and with your consent will use techniques that are evidence based and effective to help you. This may include soft tissue massage, mobilization of the joints and muscles, joint manipulation, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, dry needling and rehabilitation techniques.
Each person and their pain is individual, and therefore each treatment and management will be appropriate and specific for each person that we see, even if they have a similar problem.
Osteopaths treat the body as a whole unit – we focus on all areas which may be causing pain or contributing to the presenting complaint. This allows us to get to the root cause of the pain itself.
Osteopaths see all types of conditions that may include (but not be limited to):
- Headaches and Migraines
- Back and Neck Pain
- Disc bulge or prolapse (slipped disc)
- Tendonitis and RSI
- Pregnancy related complaints such as Pelvic Instability, back pain and pelvic pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow
- Joint Injuries
- Muscle spasm and Joint stiffness
- Arthritis related pain
- Ankle sprains
- Pins and needles in hands or feet
- Postural complaints
Not only will you receive “hands on” treatment, but we will also explain your condition, and best management and preventative measures for your condition. This may include further treatments, rehabilitation program and stretching/strengthening exercises, nutritional advice, best ways for stress reduction, and other lifestyle factors. If necessary we will also refer you for further tests or management.
We Look forward to meeting and helping you and your family