Is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important links between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissues and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths may identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tedons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of speciﬁc joints and soft tissues.
Osteopaths treat back and neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, digestive problems, Repetitive Strain injuries (RSI), Arthritis, Pregnancy related problems, Breathing difﬁculties and, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, feet and ankle pain.
Is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A massage therapist’s hands are his most important tool through which he not only treats the patient but also detects physical and emotional problems. The massage therapist palpates the patient’s body to determine the conditon of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment.
The healing treatment can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow, generally using a lubricating medium (oil/cream), which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the associated joint are deeply penetrated. Flower Essence Therapy (using Australian Bush Flower essences) is the application of flower essences to the Acu-points of the ear. The powerful healing properties of the flower essence harmonises with the Acu-point’s meridian channel (life-energy flow) and the corresponding organ. This is turn speeds up healing,enhances relaxation, relieves stress and restores balance.
Is a non-invasive natural healing technique that accesses the connection between the physical structures such as the brain, muscles, bones, organs and hormones, and the energetic structures such as the aura, chakras, meridians and emotions. Kinesiology works with the body’s own instinctive healing intelligence to restore balance, health and well-being.
By identifying the root cause of the stress, an appopriate correction technique such as acupressure, emotional stress diffusion, sound healing, flower essences or chakra balancing is used to restore balance.
Kinesiology can be help with physical pain, stress and anxiety, low energy, fatigue, hormone imbalances, digestive issues,allergies, depression, general wellbeing, performance enhancement, Asthma, learning difficulties and memory loss.
You do not need a referral from a GP unless your consultation is to be under a Medicare GP management plan or through the Department of Veteran Afairs.
For osteopaths to get the best picture of what is going on for your body, clothing that is functional and easily movable in is the best ﬁt. Jeans and tight restricting clothing may impact the treatment.
This depends on many varying factors – for example how long you have had the problem for, your health and your occupation.
Please bring in any medical scans or X-rays with you.
Partial rebates are available for members of Private Health Funds with ancillary or “extras” cover, but the amount of rebate and the conditions vary from insurer to insurer, so the details of your policy should be checked before your appointment.
It is generally safe to have osteopathic treatment during all stages of pregnancy. It is safe and gentle, and can give much relief to aches and pains related to the rapid changes of the body during this time.