Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a therapeutic system of diagnosis and treatment that uses precise manual techniques to restore disordered body framework to optimal mechanical and structural ease. Osteopathic treatment enhances overall bodily movement, the function of the nervous and circulatory systems and improves nutrition and drainage to tissues, thus assisting the body’s inherent healing processes.

Osteopathy is not just about the spinal column – rather the whole body framework. Osteopathy is a valuable, natural and safe treatment from infant to elderly. Osteopaths are trained in diagnosis and take a full case history,perform conventional medical testing procedures and use their skill of palpation and motion testing to additionally diagnose a patient’s condition.

The profession focuses on musculoskeletal problems, as well as neural dysfunction eg: sciatica and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Osteopaths are also qualified to treat restricted movement in infants, strains associated with asthma,  period pain,  and pain during pregnancy.

Osteopaths use a wide variety of manual treatments, ranging from soft tissue and stretching techniques, through to a range of gentle approaches to ease pain and dysfunction. In addition to minimal force manipulation, some of these approaches include:

  •  Mobilisation
  •  Muscle Energy (Resistance)
  •  Treatment Strain and Counter Strain
  •  Functional Treatment
  •  Self-help Measures
  •  Posture advice
  •  Exercise regimes

Osteopaths are Primary Carers, therefore can refer for radiology if needed and work alongside your General Practitioners (GP) to help create a more holistic approach to health care. They are highly trained in all aspects of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, radiology, just to name a few.

Osteopaths are able to treat WorkCover, TAC, Veteran Affairs and TCA patients.