Osteopathic Care.

Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathic practice is a recognised system in the manual medicine area that recognises the important link between the body’s structure and the way it functions.

Osteopaths focus on how a person’s joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissues and organ systems interact and function as a holistic unit

Our Sydney CBD osteopaths use a range of hands-on approaches, including soft tissue work, joint mobilisation and manipulation approaches, various stretching and myofascial techniques alongside exercise and postural movement advice and ergonomic instruction.

Using these functional approaches, your osteopath will address the physical issues, movement impairment and dysfunction in your body that relate to your complaint.

Osteopaths are government registered primary health care practitioners who have completed a minimum of 5 years of education incorporating an undergraduate medical science qualification followed by a graduate clinical program. Osteopaths are trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

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.

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 Release (Massage)
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Nerve Mobilisation
  • Muscle Contraction and Stretching
  • Joint Mobilisation and Articulation (rhythmically moving a body region)
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Exercise for Rehabilitation