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The science of Osteopathy was originally developed in the 1890’s with an emphasis on maximising the body’s ability to heal itself by removing restrictions in the musculoskeletal framework of the body. Osteopathy achieves this by recognising the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions.

Today’s Osteopaths have to complete a minimum 5 years of University education, and are nationally accredited practitioners. They undertake extensive study in Anatomy, Physiology and Physical examination to help diagnose and treat a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions and injuries.
Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans. Osteopaths are registered providers for DVA patients, as well as work cover and TAC.

WHAT WE TREAT

  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Occupational injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Postural problems
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Heel/foot pain
  • Muscular strains & tendinopathy
  • Pregnancy related conditions

WHAT TO EXPECT

Osteopathy is a gentle and safe form of manual medicine. Osteopaths perform a wide range of examinations to help identify the cause of a patient’s pain or impairment. Treatment is tailored to each individual, providing slightly different programs for each patient depending on their requirements. Common treatment techniques involve soft tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, joint manipulation, myofascial stretching/release, and gentle traction techniques.

Depending on the needs of each patient, specific exercise or strengthening advice will be given to help maximise the effectiveness of the treatment and speed up the recovery process.

FIRST VISIT

On your first visit to see one of our Osteopaths you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire listing important aspects of your medical history and presenting complaint. Your Osteopath will ask you a number of questions relating to your presenting complaint, medical history and overall health before going through a diagnostic examination. The Osteopath will discuss your diagnosis and what treatment/rehabilitation they can offer and give you time to ask any questions you have.

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Phone: 5255 5040