A wholistic form of manual medicine which focuses on improving health, function and well-being, treating the body's mechanical strains.
What is it?
Osteopathy is a wholistic form of manual medicine which focuses on improving health, function and well-being via the treatment of mechanical strains that impact your body. These strains form part of illness and poor physical health, and typically hinders a return to good health and well-being. Osteopathic treatment is focused on the body as a whole including the nerves, muscles, bones, connective tissue and its nutrition.
Osteopathic treatment approach always focuses on the four main principles that osteopathy was founded upon.
- The body is capable of self healing and health maintenance,
- The body is a unit of mind, body and spirit,
- Structure and function are interrelated, and
- Effective treatment is based upon these principles.
How can Osteopathy help me?
Your treating osteopath will provide a full physical assessment, an accurate diagnosis and provide hands on manual therapy treatment. You will also be asked to be involved in an active management plan to ensure you have a clear understanding of what your problem is, its cause and how best to return to good health. Your osteopath may provide you with advice on exercise programs, on posture / ergonomics, appropriate movement patterns, lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may be influencing your complaint.
Osteopaths may be able to help with the following conditions:
- Back pain, associated sciatic or nerve pain and whiplash
- Headaches / migraines
- TMJ / jaw pain
- Vertigo / dizziness
- Pre/post pregnancy
- Pre/post operation rehabilitation
- Sporting injuries
- Elderly complaints
- Children’s growing pains
- Dance injuries & pointe assessment
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Chronic Disease Management Plans
- Workers compensation injuries
Make an appointment
Please make contact with reception staff who will direct you to the most relevant osteopath for your complaint as our osteopaths do have differing strengths.