What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy involves assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal (nerves, muscles, skeleton) and the pain caused by injuries or disorders to these structures. Osteopathy’s holistic approach focuses on the connectivity of your body parts, and how good functioning in one part is reliant on the health of another.

Our tertiary-trained osteopaths understand the connectivity of the body’s systems and how injury or disease may affect your body parts. When body parts are not working together, pain or discomfort is the outcome. Our osteopaths observe and assess your whole body not just where pain is felt.

During consultations, our osteopaths seek information about injuries or circumstances that have caused pain and discomfort in your body. Osteopathy’s holistic approach means our practitioners may also seek information about your general health and lifestyle.

Osteopathy Treatments

Each osteopathy treatment is tailored to suit your condition or injury. During your initial consultation, our osteopaths perform various assessments and tests to observe your body’s movement. They check for areas that may not be functioning effectively, and for restriction and/or pain. They observe how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue are functioning. Our osteopaths may use a variety of evidence-based manual treatment methods to treat and manage your pain. This may include massage, stretching, myofascial release, dry needling, shockwave therapy and TENS machine. They can also advise on activity and movement strategies for the workplace or home, stress management, and lifestyle changes to assist with your recovery. Our clients are encouraged to be actively involved in their rehabilitation and/or pain management, so don’t be surprised when they give you ‘homework’ exercises and/or stretches. Our osteopaths will advise if you require additional appointments, but you will not be signed up for ongoing sessions.

What are the benefits of Osteopathy?

Osteopathy focuses on relieving chronic pain and eliminating factors contributing to pain. Osteopathic treatments aim to reduce or remove pain and stiffness in muscle and joints; helping to improve your mobility and functionality. Our osteopaths aim to reduce tension and improve circulation, therefore increasing your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Our osteopaths focus on restoring your body’s balance and supporting your body’s strengths to self-heal. Our goal is to get you back to doing the things you love!