What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a holistic treatment for pain and discomfort that has been practised for over 100 years. It is a system of manual therapy that uses hands-on techniques to assess, diagnose and treat the entire musculoskeletal system. All Australian-trained Osteopaths have undergone a minimum 5 years full-time university education.
Osteopaths examine more than just the site of pain and discomfort; we also assess surrounding and related body parts, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. We also identify factors that cause and continue to aggravate your condition, which may include work and lifestyle habits, and offer advice to ensure you reach your best state of health.
Osteopaths use techniques such as massage, stretching, deep tactile pressure, joint mobilisation and dry needling. Part of osteopathic treatment is the prevention of health issues recurring, and developing long-term solutions.
By increasing the patient’s awareness of the causes of these problems we may assist the patient in taking responsibility for their own health by:
- Identifying, reducing and eliminating the causative factors of problems (such as work place ergonomics)
- Teaching patients more effective and less strenuous body usage in their action at home or work (posture)
- Helping patients become aware of any postural dysfunctions, and how to correct them.
- Providing individually tailored exercise programs for injury rehabilitation and prevention.
- Working in conjunction with other practitioners or modalities where appropriate. We have a wide referral network of doctors, complimentary therapies and other exercise therapies that may assist with holistic health care.
As Osteopaths, we aim not only to treat the symptoms of the problem, but the cause behind them. In doing so, all of our techniques are hands-on and are specific to your condition and your medical history. Incorporating a holistic approach, we are also trained to assess diet, nutrition, ergonomics and lifestyle factors to attain a true sense of well-being.