Osteopath near Sherwood
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy or Osteopathic Medicine is a drug-free, non-invasive form of manual therapy that is holistic in nature. Osteopaths focus on musculoskeletal framework to improve patient’s health via strengthening and mobilisation techniques.
Osteopathic Principles are what sets Osteopathic treatment apart from all other modalities. Osteopaths treat with the idea in mind that all body parts function in an integrated manner and that if one body part is restricted, others will compensate leading to inflammation and pain.
By targeting treatment to a number of restricted areas, patients can fully recover and being to strengthen and prevent further illness or injury.
How does Osteopathy help?
Osteopathy can be very effective at treating and managing pain in the body. Whatever the underlying cause, the soft tissue techniques used in osteopathy will help to reduce muscle tension, pain, and improve circulation to the affected tissues. This will be combined with gentle joint manipulation and articulation techniques to help increase joint range of movement and as needed electrotherapy or dry needling. Personalised education and rehabilitation will help you manage pain and injury in the short and long term.
Improvements from Osteopathic Treatment include improved mobility and stability in the structural framework of the body. This then leads to decreased pain, improved mobility, improved performance or systems (circulatory, nervous and lymphatic) and a better way of life.
What do Osteopaths Treat?
We can assist in an array of different conditions including but not limited to;
- Headaches; cervicogenic, tension, migraines and many other causes.
- Back Pain- upper back pain, lower back pain, disc injuries, postural complaints, joint sprains and pelvic pain.
- Sciatica- caused by disc prolapses, joint sprains, muscles complaints
- Peripheral Joint pain- carpal tunnel, ankle sprains, wrist sprains, knee sprains and strains
- Muscle tears- sporting injuries, repetitive strain conditions
- Chronic Conditions- frozen shoulder, disc degeneration, arthritis pain.
- Visceral Complaints- reflux, bloating and constipation
- Foot pain – conditions from plantar fasciitis to joint sprains
- Elbow pain – tendinopathy including tennis elbow and golfers elbow, ligament damage and muscle strains
- Neck pain – disc injury, facet joint sprains, whiplash and everyday wear and tear
- Ankle pain – ligament damage, muscle strains, ankle sprains and achilles tendon pain
- Knee pain – arthritic pain, acute knee injury and muscle tears
- Shoulder pain – frozen shoulder, rotator cuff strains, bursitis and instability from sporting injury or misalignment
- Hip pain – labral tears, bursitis and tendinopathy and referred pain from injury or tension in other parts of the body
We also welcome Medicare, Worksafe and TAC patients in Sherwood.
What techniques do Osteopaths Use?
Some of our techniques include;
- HVLA- High Velocity Low Amplitude thrust techniques allow for increased range of motion, decreased pain, improved surrounding muscle tone and improved joint health. Qualified Practitioners will only perform these techniques after a strict screening protocol.
- Stretching/ Muscle Energy Techniques- these techniques use the patient’s muscular system to improve structural position and decrease tension within the musculoskeletal framework.
- Deep Tissue Massage- improving blood and nutrient transfer will allow for a faster healing time for the patient.
- Dry Needling– using a needle to decrease the tension and pain within a trigger point and surrounding musculature allows for improved blood flow and function.
- Shockwave Therapy– Therapeutic Ultrasound and 4 Pole Interferential allows for improved blood flow, decreased pain and assistance in the body’s natural healing response
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME
The Whole Body Clinic welcomes bookings from new patients.
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