Osteopathic treatment for lower back pain, pregnancy and infants, musculoskeltal systems
Osteopathy is a wholistic approach to treating the body.
Osteopath are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and patients can check their osteopath’s registration online. Training to be an osteopath in Australia requires the successful completion of a five-year full-time university degree.
Osteopathy, also known as osteopathic medicine, was founded by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, an American physician in the 19th century. Osteopathic philosophy gives a holistic approach to health and stresses the importance of the musculoskeletal system in a person’s health and well-being. The aim of treatment is to support the body’s self-healing capacity.
An osteopath focuses on your whole body, including the soft tissues (such as muscles, ligaments and tendons), the spine and nervous system, and may use a variety of different hands-on methods, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft tissue massage techniques
- Articulation – rhythmic joint movements
- Stretching muscles and joint capsules
- Muscle energy techniques – encouraging muscles to work against resistance
- Visceral manipulation – manual movement of the abdominal and pelvic organs
- Indirect techniques; fascial, balance ligamentous tension, counterstrain
- A cranial osteopath uses an indirect very subtle techniques are used predominantly around the head and pelvis.
Osteopathic techniques may be suitable for many people, from the newborn to the older person, and for those with complex medical problems.
We are located in Northern Melbourne offering osteopath services to suburbs including Mill Park, South Morang, Doreen, Epping, Thomastown, Whittlesea, Lalor, Greensborough, Bundoora and more.
Osteopathic treatment for lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, musculoskeletal aches/pains, sporting injuries, pregnant women, babies to elderly and all in between. They often fall under the following categories: