Do you need help with your arthritis?

Have you been told:

“it’s arthritis, you’ll just have to put up with it.”

Many people mistakenly assume they must learn to live with their symptoms.

One of the most common complaints we see is pain & stiffness from degenerative arthritis (also known as osteo-arthritis.)   This arthritic pain is caused by the cartilage (padding between the bones) wearing away, and the muscles around the affected joint spasm and restrict the joint further.

The Good News

Osteopathic arthritic treatment may relieve this muscle tightness, which lessens the pressure on the joint. This could reduce the pain in the area and improve the mobility of the joint itself, potentially allowing you freer movement.

Arthritis treatment will also involve ensuring that other parts of the body are working well to minimise the stress on the damaged joint. As osteopathic treatment is all about natural, physical fine-tuning, it can help people of any age, with a wide range of problems.  Simple daily exercises we prescribe, can maintain this improvement.

Our primary focus...

is to restore fluent joint mobility & release the muscular tension. This improves the flexibility and suppleness of the affected area.

Often the arthritis is confined to a localised part of the body and is unlikely to become widespread. It’s not only older people who develop arthritis! However, the quality of life may be improved for the elderly by gentle osteopathic techniques that relieve pain and muscular aching, improve local circulation and aid your mobility.

“I thought arthritis was always painful...”

Sufferers often mistakenly assume arthritis is untreatable and must therefore be endured.  Although damage to the joint surface cannot be reversed, osteopathic treatment and specific advice on lifestyle can be effective in reducing physical strain and discomfort.  You could improve your quality of life with our approach. This is especially true when it can be tackled in the early stages.

Is Osteopathy covered by Medicare?

Medicare contributions may be available if you suffer from chronic complex health conditions.

You must see your GP to ascertain if you are eligible for the CDM care plan.

Make a booking

If you are needing help and would like to book an initial consultation, you can book your next appointment at Boroondara Osteopathy by calling our receptionist.  Click on the link below and you will be taken to our contact and bookings page or feel free to give us a call on (03) 9859 5059.