What osteopaths treat

Our primary focus is to help our patients improve and restore their health and well-being.

While osteopathy is most commonly associated with musculoskeletal medicine, as a holistic form of healthcare, there are many other reasons someone may visit an osteopath.

We see patients for rehabilitation, injury prevention and management, assistance with general health problems and medical conditions.

Osteopathy is great for the treatment of injuries, including biomechanical back and neck pain, sport or work-related injuries, or other acute joint or muscle disorders.

It’s also suitable for prevention of muscular imbalances caused by work/sport posture loading. For example, we help treat imbalances and restrictions caused by the repeated use of one side of the body as seen in some hockey, tennis or golf players.

We also treat ongoing issues. For example, a patient broke his leg as a child which resulted in a difference in leg length, which impacts his balance when walking. We help him to stay moving without discomfort.

Osteopathy is a safe, natural and non-invasive form of treatment that’s suitable for people of any age or lifestyle – infants, the elderly, office workers, labourers, pregnant women, athletes.

We take a big picture approach to diagnosing and formulating treatment plans for individual patients. And it isn’t just about the back or treating muscles as other disciplines do. Head to toe, we take it all into account.

Some of the conditions osteopaths help their clients with include:

  • Back pain, pelvic pain, or sciatica

  • Neck pain, headaches or migraines

  • Hip, knee or ankle pain

  • Shoulder, elbow or wrist pain – from leisure/sporting activities, or work use

  • Sports injuries

  • Repetitive strain injuries – from cross-fit training through to knitting a lot!

  • Pregnancy and post-pregnancy related pain – change in posture, shape and not being able to sleep on your tummy

  • Sleeping, feeding or digestive problems in babies – sometimes these can be related to birthing difficulties

  • Asthma or other breathing-related disorders – a tight chest, ribcage and back can reduce lung capacity

  • Recurrent ear infections in children

  • Digestive or gynaecological complaints – pelvic tension resulting from sitting at work or driving a lot

  • Constipation and sluggishness related to long periods of sitting

  • Facial pain, jaw pain, other cranial issues

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