Osteopathy: professional treatment of health issues using range of motion and soft tissue manipulation techniques involving the musculoskeletal system
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that focuses on the vital connections between body systems. Osteopaths treat the human body as a whole unit, focusing on the links between the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs.
In Australia, Osteopaths are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Your Osteopath will conduct a physical examination and take a comprehensive history assessment before treating you. Osteopathic techniques include passive range of motion and mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues, manual manipulation of joints, massage, muscle energy technique and stretching. Your Osteopath is qualified to provide advice on general health and lifestyle, nutrition and supplements, as well as giving exercises to correct and maintain posture at home.
Osteopathy may help with a range of conditions and symptoms involving the musculoskeletal system including some of the examples below:
Injury prevention, pain management and injury rehabilitation.
Musculoskeletal dysfunction, such as rotator cuff tendinopathy and tennis/golfers elbow.
Nerve pain, arthritis and joint pain.
Jaw, neck pain and headaches.
Workplace and motor vehicle accident injuries.
Our highly educated and experienced allied health practitioners use thin filament needles to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
There are varying levels of scientific evidence, ongoing research suggests this technique can be considered effective to reduce pain, muscle tension and myofascial dysfunction. Provided dry needling is performed by a qualified practitioner, it is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.
Pregnancy, Babies and Children
Pregnancy is an important time in seeking qualified health care for any concerns or problems that may arise and potentially affect the health of the baby and mother, and later influence the healthy development of your child.
Rapid changes to the mother’s body and postural stress can contribute to pain associated with ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and nerve compression. Your Osteopath will provide qualified advice and discuss safe, low-risk treatment to help with issues that arise during pregnancy; or identify and refer you for appropriate medical care for serious conditions. Labour can also be a physically traumatic time and Osteopathy may assist with recovery post-labour.
Osteopathy is also of great benefit in correcting musculo-skeletal dysfunction and poor posture that may contribute to early childhood developmental issues such as crawling and standing difficulties. For young adolescents, headaches, pain and other issues arising from rapid growth changes and sporting injuries may also be treated effectively with Osteopathy.
Osteopathy may assist with treating musculoskeletal conditions such as:
Pregnancy aches and back pain.
Children’s musculoskeletal issues including scoliosis.
• Pain relief
• Muscle tension
• Sports injuries
• Babies & children
• Soft Tissue
• Dry Needling