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Osteopathy is a form of natural, hands-on healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure and its function.

OSTEOPATHY BALLARAT

What is an Osteopath?

As Osteopaths, we specialize in the neuro-musculoskeletal system, which encompasses the bones, muscles, nerves, and other tissues that enable the body to move and function properly. Our focus is on helping our patients achieve optimal health and well-being by addressing any issues or imbalances within this system. To do this, we offer a range of services, including nervous and musculoskeletal system assessments, manual therapy, clinical exercise, and advice. By taking a holistic and patient-centered approach, we strive to help our clients feel their best and lead healthy, active lives.

Osteopathy is a form of natural, hands-on healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure and its function. Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including manual therapy and clinical exercise, to help improve the body’s natural movement and function, and to alleviate pain and discomfort.

One of the key principles of Osteopathy is the belief that the body has the ability to heal itself. Osteopaths work to identify and address any imbalances or restrictions within the body’s structure and function, in order to help the body return to a state of balance and optimal health.Osteopathy can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and more. It is also often used as a preventative measure, helping people maintain good health and prevent future issues from developing.Overall, Osteopathy is a safe, natural, and effective form of healthcare that can provide a range of benefits for people of all ages. If you are interested in learning more about Osteopathy and how it can help you, we encourage you to contact a qualified Osteopath for more information.
 

Conditions we treat

  • Back pain: upper back pain and lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain
  • Rib Pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw/TMJ Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain- plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle pain
  • Sports injuries – muscle strains and tears, ligament sprains
  • Postural issues
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Pregnancy related pain

Treatment methods

Deep tissue massage

Joint mobilisation and articulation

Stretching/Muscle Energy Techniques

HVLA (Joint Manipulation)

Dry Needling

Myofascial cupping

Clinical Exercise

What is clinical exercise?

At our clinic, we use clinical exercise to help improve health, well-being, and movement through targeted exercise interventions. Our clinical exercise sessions are designed to condition the muscles and improve flexibility, strength, and stability. We offer both one-on-one and group sessions, and each participant follows a personalized exercise program tailored to their specific needs and goals. Whether you are looking to address a specific issue or simply improve your overall health and well-being, clinical exercise can be an effective and enjoyable way to achieve your goals.

One of the key benefits of clinical exercise is that it is tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Whether you are a seasoned athlete looking to improve your performance, or a beginner looking to get in shape, a clinical exercise program can be tailored to your specific needs and abilities.

In addition to improving physical fitness, clinical exercise can also offer a range of other benefits. It can help reduce stress, improve mental health, and boost overall well-being. It can also help improve sleep, increase energy levels, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Overall, clinical exercise is a safe and effective way to improve health and well-being. If you are interested in learning more about how clinical exercise can benefit you, we encourage you to contact us for more information.

Our clinical exercise programs can assist with:

By combining clinical exercise with Osteopathic treatment, you are able to benefit from a more comprehensive and holistic approach to healthcare. Your Osteopath can work with you both in the treatment room and during your clinical exercise sessions, helping you to achieve optimal health and well-being. This can be especially beneficial for those dealing with injuries or chronic conditions, as it allows your Osteopath to address any underlying issues and help you develop the strength and stability needed to prevent future problems from occurring. By taking a multifaceted approach to care, you can maximize the benefits of your treatment and achieve your health goals more effectively.

Sports Taping

Sports taping is a process of applying tape over the affected area to stabilise and protect the joint or muscle. It can be used in many areas of the body such as:

Taping can provide the support and stability you need to stay active on the court or field, reducing the risk of injury. While it is not a foolproof method for preventing injury, it can offer several benefits when it comes to sports and physical activity. Taping can help to stabilize joints and muscles, reduce pain and swelling, and improve overall performance. Whether you are an amateur athlete looking to stay in the game, or a professional looking to maximize your performance, taping can be an effective tool for helping you stay active and healthy.

Benefits of Using Sports Taping

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a highly effective and safe treatment option for those suffering from chronic pain and injury. The therapy involves the use of thin needles, which are inserted into specific muscle trigger points to relieve pain, improve function and enhance overall well-being. The needles cause a micro-trauma to the muscle tissue, which activates the body’s natural healing response, releasing tightness and tension in the muscles, and allowing for improved blood flow, range of motion and ultimately, reducing pain.

Dry needling is a form of manual therapy that is based on Western medical principles, it’s different from Acupuncture which is based on traditional Chinese medicine. The technique is performed by trained and licensed healthcare professional with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and orthopedics.

Dry needling is suitable for a wide range of conditions, including lower back pain, sciatica, headaches, pregnancy-related pain, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. It is particularly effective for those who have not responded well to other forms of treatment and for those who are looking for a non-invasive option.

At our clinic, we understand the importance of finding the right treatment for chronic pain and injuries. That’s why we’re proud to offer our patients the ultimate in dry needling services, combined with other manual therapies such as osteopathy, strength training and myofascial cupping to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to healing. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health, fitness and well-being. Don’t let chronic pain control your life any longer, schedule your appointment today and experience the benefits of our dry needling services for yourself. Trust us to guide you on your journey to recovery and improved quality of life. 

Benefits of Dry Needling

Myofascial cupping

Myofascial cupping is a manual therapy that uses suction to release muscle tension and pain, improve range of motion, and enhance overall well-being. The therapist uses special cups that are placed on the skin, and then suction is created inside the cup using a hand pump or a mechanical device. This suction pulls the skin, fascia, and muscle up into the cup. The cups are typically left in place for a few minutes and then moved around the affected area to release tension in the muscle tissue.

Myofascial cupping is a non-invasive form of therapy that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, muscle tension, and injuries. It can also be used to improve overall flexibility, range of motion, and to enhance athletic performance. The therapy stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.

Myofascial cupping can be used in combination with other manual therapies such as osteopathy, dry needling, and strength training to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to healing. At our clinic, we are proud to offer this therapy to our patients, as it’s a safe and effective way to relieve muscle tension, pain and improve overall well-being.

Benefits of Myofascial Cupping

What to expect during treatment?

At our clinic, we understand that your health and well-being are of the utmost importance, and we are committed to providing the highest level of care and support. When you visit us, our Osteopath will take the time to thoroughly understand your needs and concerns by asking about your medical history and any past injuries. This information is crucial in helping them accurately assess and address your specific needs.

Following a thorough consultation, our Osteopath may conduct movement assessments in order to better understand your unique health issues and goals. With your permission, they may then provide hands-on treatment using a range of techniques and therapies that are tailored to your specific needs. Our patient-centered approach ensures that all of your needs are addressed in a personalized and effective manner.

Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply looking to improve your overall health and well-being, we are here to help. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and support to help you achieve your health goals and lead a happier, healthier life.