• Dr Kendall Woodward - Osteopath

    Bachelor of Clinical Science (Health Sciences) & Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)

    Dr Kendall Woodward - Osteopath
  • YOUR BODY. YOUR HEALTH.

    Centrally located at 274 Deakin Avenue, Mildura.

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Osteopathy Explained

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

BACK PAIN

BACK PAIN

Treatment
They say that 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some time. Studies show that osteopathic treatment can reduce back pain, increase spinal mobility, speed the recovery process of acute pain and help to manage chronic pain. Your osteopath can help you develop a management plan, including assessing diet, lifestyle, emotional and physical stress, and others factors to help reduce the chance of your pain reoccurring. Your osteopath may use soft tissue techniques to reduce muscle tension, mobilisation and manipulation to encourage joint mobility and offer advice on posture, exercises and stretching. They may also provide advice on improving your ergonomic environment, and communicated with your GP if required.
SCIATICA

SCIATICA

Treatment
Sciatica can be experienced as pain, numbness or weakness in the hip, buttock, thigh and/or leg. It can be any one of these symptoms alone, or can be in any combination. Sciatica is associated with dysfunction of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and originates from the lumbar spinal nerves, that come off the spine near the lower back and pelvis. Sciatica usually occurs when this nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed. It commonly occurs when there is dysfunction in the lower back or hips where it can be entrapped or ‘pinched’ by other structures in the area, such as spinal joints or deep hip musculature. The leg pain may be dull and aching, or may be sharp and shoot down the leg. This condition can have many causes and many contributing factors, hence the importance of seeking examination, treatment and advice from an osteopath. Evidence shows that manual treatment and exercise works in the vast majority of sciatica cases, and that earlier intervention gets better results!
SHOULDER PAIN

SHOULDER PAIN

Treatment
The shoulder is not a single joint but a complex of four joints that function together to move the arm and hand. Because of this, distinguishing the exact cause of your pain requires careful examination. This may involve active and passive range of motion testing, strength testing and orthopaedic testing. The results of these tests will help us diagnose your shoulder pain and form a treatment plan. Some of the most common causes of pain around the shoulder are inflammation, impingement or tears to the tendons of the rotator cuff. It is also common to have inflammation of other structures in the shoulder such as the ligaments, the joint capsule, or the bursa (bursitis) – and we often see a number of these occurring at the one time! If required, we can refer you to your GP, or directly to a radiography centre, for further examination such as an x-ray or ultrasound.
HEADACHES

HEADACHES

Treatment
Headaches can occur for many reasons and can present very differently depending on the cause. Neck stiffness and dysfunction is a common contributor to headaches and migraines. Headaches originating from the neck often present with pain beginning at the base of the skull and referring to the temple, forehead or eye region. It’s been well demonstrated that the neck can refer pain to the head due to the shared nerve pathways of the upper neck, face and head. When irritated by stiff joints and tight muscles in the neck these nerves can mistakenly cause pain in the head – sometimes without even causing any neck pain. This is called a cervicogenic headache. As osteopaths we can use an array of treatment techniques to ease tension in the upper neck, thus reducing head ache symptoms. We may also look at other triggers such as food, alcohol, emotional or physical stress, posture, and work place ergonomics, as addressing these may help chronic headaches from reoccurring.

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