How does it work?

Osteopathy is one of the most effective and safe treatments for a great number of our health problems. It looks at the relationship between how well your body could be working to how well it is actually working at the moment. Osteopathy is really just common sense, and is very holistic.

An Osteopath works with their hands on the human body to relieve strains, rebalancing interconnections between different areas of the body so improving circulation and how well that part of the body works. This leads naturally to an increase in vitality, allowing healing and relief to follow. It is also extraordinarily safe, with a risk of serious complications from treatment so low as to be virtually unmeasurable.

Classical Osteopathy

Classical Osteopathy uses a systematic form of treatment called “The Total Body Adjustment”, in which the body is treated as a whole every time. This “adjusting” the body’s parts is to achieve physical balance, and through that physical balance free the flow of vitality. This enables the Osteopath to help a broad range of problems. This is because it is the person being treated rather than the disease.

This is closer to the teachings of the founder of Osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still, and in particular his student, John Martin Littlejohn. They founded Osteopathy to be a reform of medicine, and believed strongly in the principle that “The body Produces it’s own medicines”. Classical Osteopathy is particularly suitable for somebody wishing to try an alternative approach to resolving chronic problems, treating from within.

It should be noted that our we work alongside your specialist if required, and should be considered both an alternative and a complement to your doctor at the same time.

What happens in a treatment session?

First of all the osteopath needs to take the time with you to listen carefully to your case history. The osteopath will discuss with you the issue/s that you have come in to talk about, the symptoms, when they developed etc. and any changes in either the symptoms or your general health since the onset of the problem. The osteopath will also ask you questions about your general health, any medication you take and your past medical history. This allows us to build up an “holistic” picture, looking not only at the symptoms, but also at your lifestyle etc. so that we can understand why the problem has arisen. Then the osteopath needs to do an examination of your body in order to make an evaluation of your physical condition. The osteopath will look at your body, assess your posture and observe how your spine and other joints move.

Any appropriate tests, such as taking your reflexes or blood pressure, will be performed, and then your osteopath will gently feel the tone of your muscles, and examine the joints of the body in order to make an holistic diagnosis. The osteopath will then discuss his or her findings with you. If it is appropriate, then you will have an osteopathic treatment on your first visit, and a plan will be discussed with you about the need for follow ups (if required), exercises or lifestyle advice.

Where do I park?

There is onsite parking directly in front of the clinic.

Do I need to get undressed?

It is not necessary to get undressed. It is advisable to wear loose fitting clothing as often the practitioner will need to look at your spine.

Can a partner or friend be present?

Yes a partner or friend can be present. Please note that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How many treatments will I need?

It is dependent on a number of factors, and the practitioner will discuss this with you after a full and thorough assessment. Typically, 3-4 treatments resolves many common complaints.

Will the treatment be painful?

Osteopathic treatment is gentle. It should not irritate or increase your pain. The practitioner will ask for your consent prior to treatment and encourage you to give feedback throughout the treatment.

Are you ACC registered?

Yes ,we are ACC registered. This means that you do not need a referral to see an Osteopath.

How do I pay?

We accept cash, eftpos, credit and debit cards.