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A local Altona family with a passion for patient health and wellness.

OSTEOPATHY

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of hands on manual medicine, we use our hands to move, stretch and manipulate the body to find balance. Osteopathy Australia states that ‘Each injury is unique so osteopathic treatment will vary from person to person. Osteopaths assess the mobility of problem areas, ask you questions and make a diagnosis to work out the best treatment plan for each patient.’ At the Osteopathic Clinic Altona we tailor the treatment to your condition, more importantly we treat the cause of your particular symptoms and not necessarily the site of your pain.

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Is osteopathy for me?

Osteopathy is for everyone. At the Osteopathic Clinic Altona we pride ourselves on treating a wide range of patients from babies and children through to the elderly. We treat desk workers to elite athletes representing on a world stage. If you are unsure if Osteopathy is for you don’t hesitate to call us on 9315 9007 to ask to speak to one of our Osteopaths.

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What do Osteopaths treat?

Osteopaths treat more than you think. They focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole body unit. Osteopaths use many different techniques whilst treating patients including soft tissue massage, muscle energy technique, stretching, mobilisation, articulation, manipulation and much more. We choose our techniques based on the ailment that you present with and the type of patient we are treating. Below are some examples of what we treat.

  • low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Disc Injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Pre & Post-Natal issues
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Running Injuries
  • Muscle Strains
  • Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Musculoskeletal Aches and Pains
  • Work strains and sprains

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How long is a consult?

Times will vary between different clinics. At The Osteopathic Clinic Altona the initial consultation will be up to 45 minutes. You will be asked to arrive 10 minutes early to fill in our new patient health history form so that your osteopath is up to date and informed on your past medical history. A standard consultation appointment will be up to 30 minutes.

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What should I expect

It is important to know that sometimes osteopaths require you to disrobe to your underwear for the osteopathic examination and treatment. This is to ensure we can examine the body to the fullest. Osteopaths are holistic practitioners which means we see and treat the body as a whole. For example you may have a complaint affecting your elbow however we may need to look at your neck and upper back which would require you to remove your top layer of clothing.

We do provide gowns to those of you who wish, feel free to bring along with you some bike shorts if this will make you feel more comfortable. As osteopaths are primary health care practitioners it is important we recognise and acknowledge any skin lesions that may help us identify certain conditions which may have an effect on the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy is a hands on manual therapy as stated previously, therefore we use our hands to manipulate and treat the muscles and joints of the body as we strive for balance between these systems.