Looking for Osteopathy in Altona North?
At Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates, we strive to offer the best in evidence-based osteopathy services. Our staff’s years of clinical experience, combined with post graduate qualifications and regular professional development, allow us to bring you the best possible care.
Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy focused on the neuro-musculoskeletal system – the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. Osteopathic philosophy gives a holistic (whole body) approach to health, and stresses the importance of the musculoskeletal system in a person’s health and well-being. The aim of treatment is to support the body’s self-healing capacity.
An osteopath focuses on the soft tissues (such as muscles, ligaments and tendons), the spine and nervous system, and may use a variety of different hands-on methods, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft tissue massage techniques
- Articulation – gentle rhythmic joint movements
- Stretching muscles and joint capsules
- Muscle energy techniques – encouraging muscles to work against resistance
- Visceral manipulation – gentle movement of the abdominal and pelvic areas.
We strive to offer the best in evidence-based osteopathy services.
As osteopathic techniques include a gentle approach, they can be suitable for many people, from the newborn to the older person, and for those with complex medical problems.
Osteopaths can manage a range of conditions including:
- Neck and back pain
- Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
- Pregnancy-related discomfort
- Sports injuries
Because osteopaths believe that there may be a musculoskeletal link in many conditions, osteopathy may also help with a wider range of disorders.