What is Osteopathy?

BackacheAn Osteopath works on your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and nervous system with the aim of achieving optimal structure and function. Treatment techniques such as massage, joint manipulation and gentle stretching are used to increase movement in the joints and relax the surrounding tissues. If required, a stretching and strengthening program may be prescribed to further correct your posture. This will improve the dysfunction now and assist preventing it from returning in the future.

Osteopathy has several principles through which Osteopaths approach the treatment of their patients.

The body is a unit

This means one part of the body cannot be separated from another and therefore the body needs to be treated as a whole. This is also known as being 'holistic' and Osteopaths are well known for treating the body 'holistically'. For example, hip pain may originate in the hip or may be resulting from compensation for knee, ankle or back problems.

The body has a self healing capacity

Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves. Osteopathy gives the body a helping hand by assisting it to heal itself faster and to maintain that change.

Structure and function are interrelated

This means that the body functions best if the structure is optimal. Through 'hands on' treatment and postural changes, Osteopathy supports achieving optimal health and balance.

What can an Osteopath help you with?

neck painOsteopathy may be able to help you and your family with musculoskeletal problems such as the ones listed below. If you are wondering if Osteopathy could help with your specific problem, please contact us on 0493 120 268 or proceed to the contact us page to send through your question(s).

sports injuries
back pain
disc bulges/ slipped disc

knee pain
neck/shoulder pain
carpal tunnel syndrome
women's health, such as menstrual related pain
arthritis related pain
repetitive strain injuries
postural problems
'tennis'/'golfers' elbow
pregnancy related pain such as low back pain, headaches/neck pain, sciatica, carpel tunnel, indigestion and breathlessness.

Pascoe Vale Osteopathy provides osteopathic services to patients from a wide number of suburbs such as Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Essendon, Essendon North, Moonee Ponds, Strathmore, Niddrie, Keilor, Coburg, Coburg North, Brunswick, Oak Park, Glenroy, Hadfield, Airport West, Travancore, Melbourne, Australia.