07 May How Pakenham Osteopathy Can Help You!
We know how difficult it can be dealing with aches and pains so we’ve put together some information about our clinic which may just help you. It includes some background about us so you know you can trust us. We’ve been in Pakenham for over 15 years and delivered more than 92,000 consultations. We are now one of the largest clinics in Melbourne. In this article, we’ll spell out exactly why you should choose us as your health care provider.
Once upon a time…..
Back in the early 2000’s, as 2 very fresh-faced Osteopathy graduates, Shane and I decided that we would open a clinic. We had a simple vision… to create a clinic where every single client felt special.
At that stage osteopathic clinics existed in Berwick and Beaconsfield but with none in Officer, Pakenham and all the way through to Bunyip, it was decided that Pakenham was the spot for us!
Initially starting out at the back of a health food shop, we quickly expanded and moved to a location on Main Street. Gradually over the years we grew and grew.
Again, we looked for a new location and thankfully we didn’t have to look far – an opportunity came up at 46 Main Street and we jumped at it. The building needed some work so after a speedy 6-week renovation, which at times seemed like our own version of The Block, our new home was complete. We packed our bags and moved in January 2016.
Our brand new, purpose built clinic is everything we could’ve hoped for. We’re very proud of the clinic and would love to share it with you. Check out our Facebook page here for a sneak peek of our pics!
We are now a large team of 10 Osteopaths, who are like-minded in their values. We’ve hand-picked ‘our’ kind of people – people that value others and want to make a positive difference to every client.
What we do
Pakenham Osteopathy, as the name suggests, is an Osteopathic practice. But we’re a lot more than that. We also offer dry needling and shockwave therapy.
For the uninitiated, Osteopathy is a hands on treatment approach that uses specific techniques like massage, stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulation. We help to ease pain, restore movement and improve body function.
We treat conditions from headaches and back pain to shoulder and knee problems, sciatica, sports injuries and arthritis.
We pride ourselves on giving our patients a clear diagnosis, an individualised treatment plan and arming them with information on their complaint so that our patients’ understand what is happening to their body. After all, knowledge is power!
For a full description of what osteopathy is please refer to our website by clicking here.
Dry needling is a technique that all of our osteopaths use in addition to their hands on treatment. It involves inserting acupuncture needles into sore or restricted joints, muscles or tendons to improve their function. Again, more information on this treatment technique can be found here.
This cutting edge technology uses high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair. Essentially it kick-starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms by increasing circulation to a chronically injured site which in turn speeds up the healing process.
Shockwave therapy is a research-proven*, pain relief treatment approach that may be effective in many CHRONIC musculoskeletal conditions, including: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, Shoulder tendon pain, Patella tendinopathy, Tennis or golfers elbow, Hamstring tendinopathy, Shin splints and Arthritis.
Why choose us?
Obviously we’re biased but we think we provide a world-class client experience. From the moment you enter the clinic we make sure you’re looked after. Our reception staff will step you through the paper work and make sure you’re comfortable. We also have a coffee machine so you can make yourself at home!
Our practitioners always put you first. We take the time to listen to you so that we get a better understanding of your condition which is why our appointments are longer than many other clinics. This then allows us to tailor our treatment to YOU as an individual rather than a cookie-cutter treatment or a one-size-fits-all approach.
We believe knowledge is power and so we will give you a clear and concise understanding, in layman’s terms, of what is happening to your body and why.
We know how important your health is to you so we have same day appointments available so that you can receive the care you need, when you need it. Online booking is also available so you can make an appointment any time of day. Click here to make an appointment today!
Thanks for reading along! Please give us a call at the clinic if you have any questions. We’re here to help!