Osteopaths are health practitioner and manual therapists, who have completed a minimum of 5 years training at university level. They are experienced in examining, treating, diagnosing, managing and preventing musculoskeletal disorder with physical treatment. They are registered under AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency). They have a continuing large and expanding the body of research, which is fundamental in maintaining our professional standards, practices, and profession. At St Kilda Osteopathy, they only practice within the scope of evidence-based osteopathy and research.
They work on the basis that our body works as a functional and dynamic unit. It’s the foundation for our approach and hands-on treatment to treat holistically and globally, to make a positive change to your body as a whole, not just the isolated, painful area. The approach of osteopath’s treatment is on the whole body. This encapsulates hands-on manual therapy, rehabilitation, education and advice on posture, diet, exercise and psychological influence on pain. The aim of the osteopaths is to treat the symptoms of the problem as well as the underlying cause behind them. But the goal is to help you return to do the thing you like most, like swimming, running, rock climbing, or just being in minimal to no pain.
Osteopathic principles include:
- Structure and function of the body are interrelated,
- The body acts and work as a unit and
- The body is capable of self-healing and regulating.
At St Kilda Osteopathy, we have a proactive approach with osteopathic treatment, management, and education. We place a strong value on explaining your diagnosis so you are able to understand and take control. This includes the how’s and why’s of your complaint. They can treat but is not limited to:
- Headaches and migraines,
- Back and neck pain
- Sports injuries (running, swimming, cycling, etc.)
- S. I.(Repetitive Strain Injuries)
Tendonitis and bursitis and others
- Hands-on techniques:
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Soft tissue massage and others
Common pregnancy-related complaints osteopaths treat include:
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Hip pain and others
By helping your body cope with the constant changes, osteopathic hands-on treatment aims to reduce your discomfort and pain and create a more optimal state of being for you, both structurally and functionally. The benefits of Osteopathy are to assist your body in returning to optimal health and function. Your treatment plan will be complemented by rehabilitation, strength and stability exercises to aid in your recovery.