Osteopathic Care

Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathy, or osteopathic treatment, involves the use of hands on techniques, exercises and lifestyle changes to help you recover from pain and injury.  The treatment affects the muscles, joints, and nerves as well as having an impact on the circulation of blood and lymph

At your initial consultation your posture and movement problems are assessed by your Osteopath and treatment is applied to reduce your pain and discomfort and help improve the way you use your body.

Whether you are being treated for your back, neck, arms or legs, your osteopath will select the most appropriate treatment from a broad range of techniques, tailoring ther treatment to suit your condition.

What Osteopaths treat

Osteopaths treat people suffering the following types of conditions:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Nerve problems such as sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle strain and spasm
  • Joint injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre- and post-natal problems

Techniques incorporated into your treatment may include the following:

  • Soft Tissue Manipulation (massage)
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Muscle Contraction and Stretching
  • Mobilisation and Articulation (rhythmically moving a body region)
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Exercise for rehabilitation

Back Pain Problems?

Back pain is usually caused by the joints and ligaments of the spine – but in many cases the exact cause is hard to figure out.  What’s important is to identify if you’re doing anything to aggravate the pain and then learn how to move without pain.  An experienced health professional with specific training in this area can be very helpful in terms of providing treatment and helping you learn how to move differently.  Assessment and evaluation is also important in order to make sure you receive the correct treatment and to rule out rare causes of back pain that require specific medical treatment.

The osteopaths at Sydney Osteopathic Medicine have years of experience in the treatment of patients with lower back pain.  We provide an osteopathic approach to each patient that incorporates the best available scientific evidence regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of this spinal pain condition.

Neck Pain

Osteopathic medicine can be a big help for those suffering from neck pain or other musculoskeletal issues. Osteopathic treatment can be done both reactively and proactively for overall health and well-being. Many osteopath patients benefit from soft tissue massage, gentle mobilisation movements and manipulation that can help heal you faster from the pain and limitation of acute neck pain. Your osteopath can also make recommendations for exercise and good ergonomics as well as coping with stress that can help you to minimise future neck, shoulder, and back pain problems.