Osteopaths are highly trained health professionals that are skilled in using many different treatment techniques to assist people who have pain, movement or functional issues. Osteopaths are experts in diagnosing musculoskeletal complaints all over the body. Osteopaths are trained to conduct comprehensive assessments, so that they can get to the source of your problems. From here, an Osteopath will then provided you with a crystal clear management plan that outlines exactly what you need to do to get back to doing the things you love with confidence, and no pain!
Osteopaths are trained to use a variety of hands on techniques including joint mobilisation, rhythmical
movements, stretching, massaging and manipulation. Osteopaths use these hands-on techniques as required in conjunction with rehabilitation and exercise prescription, education and dry needling.
Osteopaths practice healthcare in a holistic way, meaning they will look at all areas of your life that are contributing to your issue. Therefore it is common for osteopaths to treat more globally than just the area that you have the most pain in. You can also expect to get asked several questions about your general health, medical history and lifestyle as an Osteopath will take all of these factors into account when deciding what is the best treatment approach for you.
Osteopaths treat and assist with the management of a variety of conditions such as:
Low back pain
Hip and knee pain
Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
Headaches and jaw pain
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Arthritis related pain
Post Surgery management
In Australia, all osteopaths are required to have completed university training, be registered with AHPRA
and undertake ongoing professional development, meaning that you are assured of high quality care.
What can I expect in an osteopathic consultation?
When you first arrive at the Osteopath, you will be asked a series of questions about your overall
current health and any previous injuries, accidents, illnesses or diseases. This helps the osteopath
to understand you as an individual better, which will assist them in creating a more individualised plan for you.
Following this, your Osteopath will conduct a thorough physical examination which may involve doing a series of physical tests that will help provide a diagnosis for your issue. This will then lead to the osteopath
being able to explain to you what is happening in your body, and how you and the practitioner can work together to make sure you achieve your goals.