Osteopathy

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WE STRIVE FOR GREAT RESULTS EVERY TREATMENT

We match you with an Osteopath experienced in treating your condition, who takes the time to hear your story so they better understand you and your condition.  We identify the primary cause through a series of tests, then dig deeper to uncover secondary contributors that most regular therapists don’t even consider.

Our Osteopaths use various techniques that evolve as your body responds to treatment. They explain what’s going on in simple terms, what can be done about it and give you a realistic recovery plan. We’ve been treating locals from Pakenham, Officer, Berwick, Beaconsfield, Bunyip and surrounding areas for over 15 years and would love to help improve your health and happiness.

Choose Your Osteopath

WE TREAT MOST COMMON, COMPLEX AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS

I ENJOY TREATING

Headaches
Foot & ankle conditions
Neck pain

CHOOSE MAYA

I ENJOY TREATING

Sport injuries
Neck & back pain
Shoulder pain

CHOOSE NICK

I ENJOY TREATING

Hip pain
Sciatica
Back Pain

CHOOSE NIRAJ

I ENJOY TREATING

Headaches
Lower limb injuries
Low back pain

CHOOSE JACK

I ENJOY TREATING

Sacroiliac joint pain
Headaches
Sports injuries

CHOOSE LEORA

I ENJOY TREATING

Hip tendinopathy
Shoulder impingement
Pre and post natal care

CHOOSE REBECCA

I ENJOY TREATING

Acute neck pain
Shoulder problems
Postural strain

CHOOSE AARON

I ENJOY TREATING

Low back pain
Shoulder injuries
Spinal arthritis

CHOOSE TOM

I ENJOY TREATING

Shoulder injuries
Knee problems
Sports injuries

CHOOSE DARREN

I ENJOY TREATING

Back pain
Lat hip pain
Lumbopelvic instability

CHOOSE SHANE

Why Waste Time Researching?

CALL AND WE WILL MATCH YOU WITH THE BEST OSTEOPATH TO TREAT YOUR CONDITION OR CHOOSE YOUR OSTEOPATH AND BOOK ONLINE


WHAT DO OSTEOPATHS DO?

Our Osteopaths use a range of techniques such as massage, stretching, joint articulation and mobilisation, manipulation and rehabilitation exercises to ease pain and restore movement.  We may also include dry needling and shockwave therapy to get you on the road to recovery.

DON’T RISK BECOMING A STATISTIC

Over 80% of Australians will experience back pain throughout their lifetime.  And of those who suffer for longer than 3 months, 1 in 5 will develop depression.  That’s scary!!  Don’t risk it, do something about it. We are passionate about helping our clients remain healthy and happy, because they go hand-in-hand.

WHAT CONDITIONS DO OSTEOPATHS TREAT?

Some of the more common conditions we see in the clinic include, low back pain, neck and postural pain, headaches and migraines, sciatica and nerve pain, sporting injuries, shoulder, hip and knee pain, arthritis and repetitive strain, workplace and road accidents.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

Call 5941 4157 or talk to us via the chat box to have your questions answered straight away.

We Help People Like You

MANY OF OUR NEW CLIENTS ARE REFERRED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Our Osteopaths are committed to improving your health and happiness. Do you want to ease your pain and restore movement? We have treated thousands of happy satisfied clients because we treat everyone like a VIP.

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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:

  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • 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:

  1. Decreasing pain and inflammation
  2. Increasing mobility and function
  3. 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.

Osteopathy FAQs

For your first consultation, you should bring any x-rays, reports and test results that you believe would be relevant to your practitioner or osteopath in diagnosing your complaint. But if you forget, don’t worry. We can always review these at a later date. Just let your osteopath know.

Naturally, it’s important to wear clothes that you’re comfortable in. However, you may be asked to take certain items of clothing off (e.g. tops or pants) to make it easier for the osteopath to assess your complaint. If you are uncomfortable with removing any item, we can always work around this.

All our osteopaths are properly trained and qualified to assess your needs as they have completed and acquired their Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). They’ve also helped many locals in Berwick and Beaconsfield as we have been operating for over 15 years.  Collectively we have around 50 years of clinic experience.

Everybody is different, which means the frequency of your sessions and recommended treatment plan will differ too. At Pakenham Osteopathy, on the very first consultation our friendly osteopaths will be able to outline how often you should come in for your treatment sessions. Sometimes you may need to see your osteopath twice weekly for acute conditions, or just a few visits for low grade injuries – it really depends on your symptoms and how frequently they need to be monitored.

Before you choose your osteopath, you need to research! This is a very important step as you will gain an understanding of the osteopaths in your area and who is credible as well as trustworthy. A good way to start is by reading reviews and getting an initial consultation to see how comfortable you feel with them. You should also check whether your osteopath is registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia to confirm they are still practicing.

You may be required to rest for a few days after treatment if you’re sore. Your osteopath will advise you whether you need to take it easy or Your osteopath will also advise you about returning to work, sport or daily activities.

Osteopathy relies on treating your muscles and joints through manual , hands on techniques like massage, joint articulation, mobilisation and stretching to name just a few. These allow your body to heal rapidly without you having to rely on medication.

Whilst some patients may experience relief as soon as your first session with the osteopath, others may experience soreness for a couple of days after the first appointment. It depends on your body, which is why we tailor our sessions according to your specific needs and concerns.

It’s not unusual to feel pain or soreness after your session and some patients may experience discomfort for a few days too. Sometimes it can get worse before things get better. However, your osteopath will assist with your recovery with you so you’re fully informed of the process.

When delivered properly, osteopathy should alleviate and not worsen your condition. This is why it’s incredibly important to get osteopathy treatment from reliable, credible, and professional osteopaths. At Pakenham Osteopathy, we are sure you’ll experience a high level of client care and treatment all throughout your consultations and sessions.

It is not common to feel sick after an Osteopathy consultation, so please reach out to your osteopath if this happens.  After your initial consultation, your Osteopath will provide you with their individual email address.  If you experience any unexpected side effects, you should contact them straight away.

Osteopathy addresses injuries and discomfort throughout the whole body as opposed to one area like in physiotherapy, however both can work well hand in hand to provide better and more effective results.

Whilst we wouldn’t recommend smashing out a gym session or pounding the pavement for hours, we believe that movement is a great way for the body to recover.  This could include a light swim or an easy paced walk.  We may also recommend specific exercises or stretches depending on your complaint.

Dr Shane Peace
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