Osteopathy In Brief
In Australia Osteopath’s primarily diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems. Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy based around a recognition of the importance of the interrelationship of structure and function within the body, how the body works as a unit and through this and the body’s natural homeostatic mechanisms, help to re-establish optimal function of the body.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and as such you don’t need a referal to see us and we can determine if you require further medical assessment.
Osteopathic treatment may include passive range of motion techniques, soft tissue massage, stretching, muscle energy techniques, gentle manipulation of joints and fascia, functional techniques and Osteopathy in the cranial field. The broad range of hands on techniques available allows the Osteopath to cater for all ages and body types.