Osteopathy focuses on the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, with the use of many ‘hands on’ treatment modalities including massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation, with the aim to relieve pain, discomfort and increase mobility.
Osteopathy is appropriate to treat the entire body – from back and neck pain, headaches, arthritis, muscle strains, sporting injuries, and sciatica, to digestive problems and pain experienced during pregnancy.
An osteopath has the expert palpation skills to locate and identify each problem, an exceptional range of manual skills to treat them, tailored to the personal needs and preferences of the patient, with long appointments that give more benefit in fewer visits.
Along with a thorough case history and physical examination, osteopaths are also trained to be able to recognise conditions which require medical referral, and to help formulate appropriate management plans in conjunction with their GP’s for improved patient health and wellbeing.
What can Osteopaths treat?
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No, you can make an appointment directly without a referral.
How long does the appointment go for?
Both initial consultations and standard consultations are 45 minutes in length.
What do I need to bring?
Bring along any x-rays, scans or test results that you may have relating to your current complaint.
What should I wear?
It’s important that you feel comfortable, so wear a comfortable shirt and loose pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into. Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about our Osteopathy services or make an appointment please feel free to contact Your Body Your Health on 0421 825 350 during business hours or book an appointment online by clicking on the link below: