Osteopathy is a way of detecting and treating damaged parts of the body such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints. When the body is balanced and efficient, like a well-tuned engine, it will function with the minimum of wear and tear, leaving more energy for living.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which works with the structure and function of the body. Osteopaths use soft manipulation techniques, chiropractic techniques, soft tissue massage, structural osteopathy, impulse adjusting, kinesio taping, interferential therapy machines and ultrasound therapy machines in their treatments.
The maintenance of good mechanical function is essential to good health. Problems in the framework of the body can disturb the circulatory system or nerves to any part of the body, and affect any aspect of health. Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, helping the whole of the person.
What should I expect from my visit to an osteopath?
Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. On your first visit, the osteopath will spend time taking a detailed medical history including important information about your lifestyle and diet. You will normally be asked to perform a series of simple movements. This will allow a full diagnosis and the development of a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
With their hands, Osteopaths identify abnormalities within the human structure and function. They then facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself through a variety of stretching, mobilising and manipulative techniques. With added exercises and health advice, Osteopaths help to reduce the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life.
We can provide receipts to claim back the cost of Osteopathy treatment with most insurers such as Medicash, Simply Health and Health Shield. All practitioners in the clinic are registered within the General Osteopathy Council.