Osteopathy (Osteo) began in 1874, when doctor Andrew Taylor Still discovered that optimal health is only possible when all the cells and tissues of the body function together, in harmony. Dr Still proved he could restore a person back to full health by treating the body with his hands and he named this innovative approach Osteopathy.
Pakenham Osteopathy has treated locals from Officer, Beaconsfield, Berwick, Bunyip and surrounding areas for over 13 years.
Our university qualified, highly experienced and talented osteopaths use traditional osteopathic techniques with modern scientific practices which may ease pain, restore movement and improve body function.
Osteopathy may help many conditions. Here is a list of common complaints our Osteopaths treat:
Osteopaths complete 5 years of university, including an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences), then a 2 year Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
The benefits of Osteopathy are as varied as the conditions we treat, however the most common benefits of osteopathic treatments may include:
Our Osteopaths use a wide range of “tools” and techniques, but the focus of osteopathy is total body health by treating the musculoskeletal framework.
Combining traditional osteopathic methods and modern scientific practices, our osteopaths will help you achieve optimal health so you can live life to the fullest.
We take the time to listen and understand, then test and diagnose to treat the underlying cause of your condition which may ease pain, restore movement and improve body function.
If you’re coming for your first Osteo appointment, we ask you to arrive 15 mins before your appointment to fill out any necessary paperwork.
Your first consultation will involve your Osteopath asking questions about your condition and symptoms. This may include covering your medical history and any other areas of concern.
After this your Osteopath will conduct a full Osteopathic examination. This may include clinical tests involving diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments, and activities or exercises. These factors will ultimately help your Osteopath develop the most accurate and effective treatment plan for your condition.
Your Osteopath may provide you with information and instructions to help manage your condition between appointments, which will be crucial to a faster recovery.
Our Osteopathic treatments and techniques may include:
The number of treatments required will depend on your condition, how long you’ve had it and the severity of your symptoms. We’ve found most patients require a series of about 4 to 6 treatments for the best results, however for some these results are achieved after 1 or 2 visits.
Monday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 7:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm