What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a unique “hands- on” approach for the diagnosis and management of all kinds of pain, discomfort and immobility. Osteopaths apply the philosophy of treating the “whole person” and today it is widely recognised as a highly effective complementary therapy supported by evidence based research.
The key principles are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. Treatment focuses on the musculoskeletal system. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions.
Osteopathic treatment assists the body with increased mobility, allowing the body the opportunity to heal itself and preventing the condition form recurring.
Osteopathic techniques include soft tissue massage, stretching, muscle energy technique, functional joint balancing, joint articulation, manipulation and other indirect modalities.
Osteopaths can be of assistance in a wide variety of different conditions including:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Work related injuries
- Postural problems
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee, Heel, and Foot pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Pregnancy related injuries
Osteopaths believe in working as part of a health system of health providers and will refer back to the G.P. or another allied health professional where appropriate.
Please call 02 9518 7577 to book an appointment with one of our Osteopath's today!