What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that uses a combination of hands-on techniques to treat physical disorders and restore optimal health. Osteopaths are federally registered primary health care practitioners who have completed five years university study to become registered. Osteopathy is a unique ‘hands-on’ approach for the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of pain, discomfort and immobility.
Osteopathy is a holistic treatment modality, meaning we treat the body as a whole and not just one body part. The guiding principles of osteopathy are that the body is an interrelated unit of structure and function and that the body has a self regulating mechanism’s which maintains optimal health. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore normal alignment and movement to assist the body’s self regulating mechanisms return the body back to a normal state of health.
What techniques do Osteopaths use?
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- Muscle energy technique (MET)
- High velocity-low amplitude manipulation
- Dry needling
- Rigid and dynamic taping.
- Exercise prescription
- Strength and Conditioning
- Ergonomic and postural advice
What conditions do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths treat people of all ages from newborn babies to the elderly. We can assist in the management of many conditions including:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Sciatica/ Disc injuries
- Sports injuries
- Pregnancy related issues
- Shoulder pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Jaw pain
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
- Workplace sprains and strains
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Whiplash and road accident injuries
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