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Osteopathy

Take care of your body.
It’s the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

When it’s time to find help…

How to choose a practitioner:
  1. Do they know how to find the primary cause of your issue?
  2. Do they know the specific questions to ask to determine a muscle from a joint problem, a ligament from a tendon problem, a disc from a nerve problem?
  3. Do they tailor their approach to you and your specific injury, or do they work off a “body recipe-sheet”, a one-size fits all approach?

We hear numerous complaints about practitioners only treating an area of pain and not looking at the whole background and build-up to the problem. 

Example 1. SHOULDER BLADE

This one is too common.  A client has pain over their shoulder blade.  You can poke it and feel the pain in that shoulder blade, the muscles feel bunched and tight like a knot.  More often than not this is a neck issue that is referring pain to the shoulder blade.  It’s not that we think all these pains are neck issues, it could be the shoulder blade.  The point is that you want someone who can decipher the body’s movements and pain patterns to get to the bottom of the issue.

Example 2. KNEE PAIN

A client sees someone for a knee injury, sometimes for around 10 appointments with little improvement. We are their next port-of-call for seeking answers.  Looking at the whole body, this scenario often finds us treating a back or hip issue that is referring pain to their knee mimicking this knee problem, but only because we had the knowledge of where to go looking.  Treat the primary cause and the secondary knee pain resolves AND as a bonus their back feels looser too.  Once again knee pain could be the knee, but what if it’s not.  This is where much of our diagnostic skills are, the puzzle solving.

Dedicated to progressive health care.

Our Osteopaths have excellent skills to work out what to ask when you are explaining your particular problem.  The ability to ask the right questions means we work out the issues rather quickly & can explain how your body got to where you are at today. It’s then essential that you are assessed to determine where your actual issue stems from. 

Your area of pain will be assessed and we also consider what other areas might have caused those symptoms, so we assess the potential cause. 

This is how we formulate the right treatment plan so you receive a tailored approach with regard to your pain, stiffness or restriction.

The beauty of Osteopathy…

Osteopaths are trained to treat any of the structures in the body (details shown below).  Our body tissues work in groups and if you know the groups and connections between them, then there is the best chance that your issue will be identified and treated well.

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What will happen at my first appointment?
  1. Find out where the problem developed

  2. Assess the whole body to find what is involved with your symptoms

  3. Explain what happened in everyday language

  4. Massage, mobilise, stretch the problem muscles, joints and other tissues

  5. Provide you with a treatment plan to get it right

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Sports Injury
  • Teens & Children
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Migraine
  • Shoulder Tension
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hip Issues

Muscle Therapy

Massaging muscles is an important part of releasing tension surrounding joints. Our focused massage to your spasming muscles and trigger points aims to ease your symptoms and improve flexibility.

Joint Stiffness

The stiffness and pain that comes from a joint not doing its job can restrict body flow. We have the skill to release the segment, freeing up your movement.

Arthritic complaints are mobilised and massaged aiming to reduce tension and pain.

Posture

Is posture part of your underlying issue??  We’ll check it out looking at levels, movement ability and restriction to see why you hold yourself the way you do  AND what you can do about it.

Disc Pain

Our treatment can support the recovery from a disc injury by releasing tissue in the surrounds, the muscles and joints.  By reducing the compressive forces this way, discs have a natural ability to settle over time.  Our added use of ultrasound may assist in reducing the inflammation of the disc.

Tendonitis

Tendons are the ones that can suffer repetitive strain injuries (RSI) or overuse injury.  Our team know what is required to rehabilitate them so they stop giving you grief.  Ultrasound can help reduce the inflammation, treating surrounding structures to reduce strain and then the focus on the tendon recovery and re-strengthening.

Ligament Injury

A ligament injury occurs when a joint is stretched beyond its physical limits.  It hurts instantly, and is not something you should ignore.  Ligaments should receive direct attention and work to help re-balance the joint so that it does not become a future problem.

When you are tired of pain & stiffness.

Every day, people search for someone to help them with pain.

They usually want to find out how to get past their recurring pain or problem.

This is what we do best.  Look for the answers and treat the whole body to get the results.

Stop wondering about how to get to get rid of the pain & see someone with the know-how to do this for you.

Have a chronic or recurrent problem?

Check out our pages on Anatomy in Motion (AiM).  Your answers might be found right here.

AiM is where movement becomes the medicine you have been looking for.

Anatomy in Motion (AiM)

Pains that an Osteopath works on

Contact Info

Phone : 03 9859 5059

Shop 3/74 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 3104
The Village – Balwyn North
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