What is Osteopathy

A system of complementary medicine involving the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the skeleton and musculature.

As the largest and most progressive osteopathic centre in the region and with our osteopaths closely involved in teaching within the industry, we like to think our osteopathic care is second-to-none.

We treat the person, not the problem

We recognise that everyone is unique, which is why we don’t just treat the symptom. Rather, we investigate deeper, gaining knowledge of the patient’s unique physical structure so that we can identify and treat the root cause of their problem.

The domino effect

Your body is wholly interconnected, so when you experience a symptom in one area, it’s rarely an isolated issue. For example, headaches may be caused by spinal trauma or lower back problems, and lower back problems may be the result of a hip, knee or foot injury.

Think of it as a row of dominoes – if just one is out of line, they won’t stack neatly or ‘function’ correctly. Line them up perfectly, however, and they’ll fall effortlessly against each other like a well-oiled machine.

Like a row of dominoes, your overall wellbeing depends on your bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together as a whole.

Getting to the heart of the issue

By treating the root cause of the problem rather than the knock-on effects (the symptoms), we can help you achieve interconnected harmony. It’s about rebalancing and realigning your body’s core so that it functions optimally from the inside out. This thorough and inclusive approach promotes long-term sustainable healing and a unique and coveted sense of overall wellbeing.

You’d be surprised what osteopathy can help with

Osteopathy is most commonly known for treating musculoskeletal problems, especially back pain. But because of the holistic nature of osteopathy, the problems it can help with are very far-reaching:

  • Backache
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle strain
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • After surgery
  • Children and newborns
  • Asthma
  • Scoliosis
  • Cerebral palsy and spasticity
  • Developmental and behavioural problems
  • Infections

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