Osteopathy – What it is about and how it can help you?

They use their hands to treat your body in a variety of ways, using a mixture of gentle and forceful techniques. Techniques are chosen based on the individual patient and the symptoms they have reported1. Osteopath practitioners focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

An osteopath aims to restore the normal function and stability of the joints to help the body heal itself.

So how can Osteopathy help you?

Osteopath’s can treat complains such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Radiating pain in the arms or legs (for example: sciatica)
  • Joint pain in your arms or legs
  • Headaches
  • Pinched nerve pain
  • Neck and headache pain combined
  • Spinal muscle spasms (including lower lumbar back pain)
  • Sharp pain in your ribs (especially when breathing)
  • Pelvis pain, spine or spinal muscle pain while pregnant

Osteopaths acknowledge the uniqueness of each patient and seek to optimise their health and wellbeing.

Osteopathic intervention can also help treat arthritis, tennis elbow, digestive issues and postural problems. Osteopathy can also assist sleep cycles and the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic symptoms2.

Osteopaths use multiple clinical approaches including manual therapy, exercise advice and prescription, lifestyle advice and education where appropriate.

You can make an appointment directly with our Osteopath without a referral.

If you are unsure of what condition you have and are seeking treatment to alleviate pain and/or symptoms, call our Osteopath; Shane. He is willing to assist everyone on their journey to health and wellbeing.

Under certain schemes you may need a referral. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition and require complex care, you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. The GP must complete a special referral form to refer you to an osteopath for treatment.

  1. https://www.osteopathy.org.au/
  2. Scope_of_practice_in_Osteopathy_2018