Osteopaths are health practitioners registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). Osteopathy is a system of health care that treats the individual, rather than the disease. It focuses on assessment and treatment of the physical body to affect overall health and well-being.
One of the principles osteopaths work from is that structure and function are inter-related, therefore treatment of mechanical structure can optimise physiological function. For example neck restriction can create muscle tension and constrict blood flow to the head resulting in headaches.
Osteopathic treatment begins with an extensive case history followed by a thorough diagnosis using medically recognised biomechanical, orthopaedic and neurological examination alongside osteopathic assessment techniques. The whole person is assessed, as the primary cause of dysfunction may be remote from the symptomatic area.
Osteopaths employ a wide variety of techniques in treatment. This allows for treatment for a very broad cross-section of the population.
You don’t need to visit us just when in pain; our patients also come for treatment to improve and/or maintain their quality of movement which in turn has positive effects on their whole health.
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain and restriction, including carpal tunnel syndrome and "tennis/golfers elbow"
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain, including acute and chronic ankle sprains, shin splints and plantar fasciiitis
- Occupational overuse/postural strain
- Arthritic pain and stiffness
- Jaw pain and stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- Sports, and other injuries
- Post-surgical recovery
- Some neurogenic pain conditions such as shingles
- Rib and chest restrictions associated with breathing disorders such as asthma
- Menstrual pain and other problems including pelvic pain
- Digestive complaints such as reflux, constipation
- Respiratory complaints including sinusitis and other congestive conditions
- Pregnancy and post natal care