THE HISTORY OF OSTEOPATHY
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.
BENEFITS OF OSTEOPATHY
The benefits of Osteopathy are as varied as the conditions we treat, however the most common benefits of osteopathic treatments may include:
- Relieves chronic pain without invasive treatment
- Reduces stress and tension within the body
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Removes the underlying cause of pain
- Helps the body adapt to hormonal and structural changes during pregnancy
- Treats trauma injuries (sports injuries, car accident injuries)
- Encourages the body to repair itself
- Decreases reliance on pain medication
Our Osteopaths use a wide range of “tools” and techniques, but the focus of osteopathy is total body health by treating the musculoskeletal system.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT
After you’ve made your first Osteopathy appointment with us you will receive and email with some information about the clinic as well as a New client form. It can save you time later by filling it out online prior to coming along. Not tech savvy? That’s ok, we just ask you come in 15 minutes prior to your appointment and you can fill out your form in the clinic.
Your first consultation will involve your Osteopath asking lots of 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. You will walk away with a report detailing what your condition is, how long you can expect recovery to take, how many treatments you will require to get there and also any other recommendations we may have, such as stretches or exercises to assist recovery.
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:
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Joint articulation and mobilisation
- Spinal and joint manipulation
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 clients require a series of about 4 – 6 treatments for the best results, however for some these results are achieved after 1 or 2 visits.
We aim to have you out of pain but also to strengthen the affected area so that you are stronger than your pre-injured state. This is crucial to avoiding injury recurrence. Our plan will move you through 3 phases of recovery:
- Decreasing pain and inflammation
- Increasing mobility and function
- Strength and conditioning to minimise recurrence
TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS FEELING BETTER TODAY
Call or Book Online to schedule your first Osteopathy appointment and experience for yourself what a difference easing pain, restoring movement and improving body function can make to many areas of your life! Located near Officer, Beaconsfield, Berwick and Bunyip.