What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle form of health care that utilises a variety of hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat structural and bio-mechanical dysfunctions in the body. As osteopaths the emphasis of our treatment is on the whole person and not solely on their symptoms. We treat muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and fascia to support the body’s self-healing mechanism, to gently release any strains present, relieve pain and discomfort and improve mobility.
We have access to a wide range of techniques, enabling us to accommodate the individual needs of all our patients. These techniques include:
Soft tissue and myofascial techniques
Gentle joint manipulation
Our osteopaths at Eastern Osteopathy have experience in treating the following health complaints:
Lower back pain and sciatica
Whiplash and neck pain
Headaches and migraines
Shoulder pain, including rotator cuff injuries
Elbow pain and tennis elbow
Wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
Hip and gluteal pain
Knee pain and patella tracking problems
Foot/ankle problems, including plantar fasciitis
TMJ problems (jaw pain)
Pre- and post-natal pain
Arthritis and joint pain
At Eastern Osteopathy we listen to our patients, endeavour to identify the true cause of their pain and by working with the health of the body, we assist in re-establishing health and well-being. We create an individual treatment plan to address each patient’s health needs and support their recovery through education, rehabilitation and body awareness.
Our osteopaths are experienced and qualified practitioners with over 40 years combined clinical experience in treating all ages, from newborns, pregnant women and elite athletes to the elderly. Liz, Kate, Chloe, Nicole and Lachlan are the ideal choice when seeking osteopathic health care for all members of your family.
What to expect from your Osteopathic Treatment
Before you come to your initial appointment:
Make your appointment on a day where you don’t have a lot of activity on
Wear loose comfortable clothing
Please bring any relevant X-rays
During the treatment:
A thorough case history is taken followed by any relevant physical, orthopaedic and osteopathic examination.
Depending on your complaint, you may be required to remove a piece of clothing. Gowns are provided upon request.
Your osteopath will discuss their findings and there preliminary diagnosis before commencing any proposed treatment.
Treatment involves hands-on techniques, which will help your body to restore its natural state of balance, alignment and function.
This process can be deeply relaxing and we encourage our patients to take the opportunity to rest and unwind during the treatment.
Most people feel relaxed after their treatment, with increased movement and decreased pain levels
It is common to feel tired after a consultation and it can be a good idea to have a quiet evening planned so that your body can adapt to the changes made during treatment.
Occasionally you may experience a period of 24-48 hours where your pain is exacerbated. Often this is your body adapting to its new position and there is no need for concern. If the pain lasts longer than 48 hours, please contact your osteopath.
Ensure you drink plenty of water after your treatment.