Osteopathy is a holistic approach to your musculoskeletal health.
Founded in the 1800s by a physician and surgeon, osteopathy has its roots in medicine with attention to investigating and understanding the client’s overall symptoms to diagnose and treat an individual’s issues.
What does an Osteopath do?
At Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopathy and Sports Health, we focus on your musculoskeletal system – the bones, muscles, nerves and tissues that support and control your body’s movements. By examining and treating the whole body, our Ocean Grove and Leopold osteopaths aim to determine the root cause of your pain, treating it to alleviate your pain. For instance, you may come in with headaches and pain at the base of your skull yet we might identify issues within your neck and back that may be contributing to your pain. We will also look at external factors affecting your pain, like your workplace ergonomic setup and provide advice on how to improve these things. We may spend most of the osteopathic appointment on your neck which may be the root cause of your headaches. By treating the root of your pain issues, we can alleviate (and potentially prevent) other pain in your body.
Think of your body as a car. In a car, you have a dashboard that notifies you of potential problems: tyre pressure, petrol tank levels or oil life. If you ignore these notifications (or symptoms) the car will eventually stop running. Similar to the body, when you ignore pain or stiffness your body compensates using other joints or muscles which then may cause pain or injuries to those muscles and joints working harder than normal. To keep all parts of your body (and car) working make sure you get anything out of the ordinary checked out.
Common conditions our Ocean Grove Osteopaths regularly treat
Our osteopaths treat a variety of conditions and provide pain management for many ailments including:
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Heel/foot pain
- Knee pain
- Muscular strains & tendinopathy
- Neck & shoulder pain
- Occupational injuries
- Pregnancy-related conditions
- Postural problems
- Shin splints
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
Osteopath treatments for men, women and children on the Bellarine Peninsula
The best osteopaths combine exercise suggestions with hands-on treatment providing exercise-based rehabilitation and pain management. Hands-on treatments can include massage, joint manipulation, joint mobilisation, stretching, or dry needling. Our Ocean Grove and Leopold osteopaths may also provide graded rehabilitation programs and advice to help you manage your issue between appointments.
Pain can be caused by many things. Our Ocean Grove and Leopold osteopaths listen, assess, and diagnose your aliments developing a customised treatment pain relief plan that delivers the results you need.
Contact Ocean Grove & Leopold Osteopathy and Sports Health team for pain relief
Don’t let pain or stiffness ruin your life. Contact our helpful osteopaths in Ocean Grove on 5255 5040 or Leopold on 4202 0446 or book an osteopath appointment online. With offices in Ocean Grove and Leopold, we offer osteopath services to the Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong, and Barwon Heads with the best osteopaths in the region.