- About Osteopathy
- Dr Megan Kenney
- Dr Melissa O’Connor
- Dr Jessica Chooi
- Dr Michelle Young
- Dr Ally Key
- Adriana Moore
- Rebecca Naylor
Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that aims to restore the body to its optimal health.
It is vital for our everyday wellbeing that the body has a mobile and balanced musculoskeletal system. When the bones, joints and muscles are working smoothly and cooperatively, this allows the other body systems ( for example the nervous system, circulation and lymphatics) to function at their best. This is why osteopaths aim to correct poor posture and reccuring muscle weakness.
Osteopathy was developed in the late nineteenth century and has since gained worldwide recognition as a valuable and effective healing system.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it is the fastest growing health profession in Australia.
In Australia, osteopaths undertake a five-year university degree to become qualified.
Osteopathic consultations involve talking about your injury, assessing the problematic area, diagnosis and treatment. All of our osteopathic consultations are 30-45 minutes in duration. Your entire consultation is one-on-one with your practitioner.
Osteopathic treatment could involve a combination of;
- soft tissue massage
- joint mobilisation and/or manipulation
- dry needling
- hot or cold therapy
- postural assessment
- at-home strengthening and stretching program
Cupping is an ancient therapy aimed at increasing blood circulation, activating the lymphatic system and relaxing muscle tissue.
Cupping involves introducing heat into a glass cup to depressurise it, before immediately placing it onto the skin. This creates a vacuum, and therefore suction, which increases blood flow to the area, and releases toxins that may contribute to pain.
The “bruise” marks that appear after removing the cups are not actual bruises. These ‘discolourations’ or ‘marks’ are a result of increased blood flow, and drawing toxins to the skin surface. These ‘discolourations’ are not painful and resolve within a couple of days.
Dry needling is form of treatment for chronic pain, tight muscles and myofascial trigger points. It involves the insertion of a fine, sterile needle into a tight band of muscle or myofascial trigger point, and aims at releasing the shortened bands of muscle.