gmc osteopathy - gets you moving again

304 Howitt Street, Ballarat North

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on the connective tissues of the body (e.g. muscles, joints, bones, nerves, circulation, fascia etc) and the way they work to maintain posture and movement. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques that can be adjusted to suit all ages.

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The osteopath

Geordie has worked as an osteopath for 12 years, eight of those here in Ballarat. With an engineering background, Geordie immediately identified with the osteopathic tenet of the structure and function of the body being interrelated. Geordie enjoys working with a range of clients with the aim to get them moving again. He works to enable his clients to take charge of their body and be proactive in their management through self-treatment options and exercise in both strength and flexibility.

Geordie has a keen interest in research and injury prevention and has completed a PhD investigating injuries and advising on injury surveillance in community cricket. The research was done in conjunction with Cricket Australia and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP). Geordie still plays (and gets injured - purely for research purposes of course) cricket with Buninyong Cricket Club.

Your consult

Case history and assessment

Together we'll discuss your current condition and past medical history to help guide the assessments and management required. It is useful to bring any reports and imaging to help complete your medical history.

Assessment may include orthopaedic, muscle strength, general/specific flexibility and/or neurological testing.

Treatment and management

A treatment plan based on your condition, history and assessment will be outlined. Osteopathic treatment may include soft tissue techniques, joint articulation/mobilisation, osteopathic manipulation and/or osteopathy in the cranial field techniques.

Adjunctive management plans may be prescribed, including stretching and/or strengthening exercises, postural or ergonomic advice and any referrals as required.

Typical regions treated

Head and neck

  • Headache
  • Neck pain (e.g. Wry neck)
  • Jaw pain
  • Postural strain
  • Referred pain from neck

Upper limb:

  • Shoulder dysfunction/pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Referred pain from neck or upper back

Trunk and pelvis:

  • Postural strain
  • Thoracic (upper back) pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic/sacral imbalance
  • Rib or diaphragm dysfunction

Lower limb:

  • Hip/gluteal/groin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Referred pain from lower back/pelvis

Medicare EPC referrals via GPs accepted. Excess fees may apply.

Easy private health care claims can be made through HICAPS

Osteopathy

Osteopaths are university trained allied health professionals that are nationally registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)

More information about osteopathy can be found at Osteopathy Australia

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Principles

Osteopathy looks at the body as a unit able to self maintain and regulate health, recognising that the structure and function are interrelated and adopting rational treatment approaches based on this understanding

Location

A: 304 Howitt Street, Ballarat North VIC 3350

P: 0405 379 204

E: info@gmcosteopathy.com.au

Appointments

Appointments available:

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY