What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which considers the body in a holistic manner.
An osteopathic practitioner will look at how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs all function.
Osteopaths want to address and treat the cause of problems within the various body systems, not just the symptoms that a patient may present with.
Your osteopath, using skilled evaluation and diagnosis, will often treat other parts of the body to aid better overall function and alignment by employing a range of hands-on techniques.
Mia has had 12 years of experience in treating:
- Neck pain - Headaches and migraines - Jaw pain
- Back pain and muscle spasms - Disc injuries - Sciatica
- Tennis elbow - Shoulder problems - Wrist injuries - Tendonitis - Ankle and foot sprains - Knee pain
- Posture and flexibility issues - Bursitis problems - Sporting injuries
- Mechanical dysfunction - Repetitive strain injuries
- Pains due to postural changes linked with pregnancy
Mia believes one of the most important aspects of good osteopathic care is teaching people about their injury/pain, why it occurred and about how they can take control of it and either manage the factors that led to it occurring or prevent it from reoccurring.
Mia does this by considering her patient’s lifestyle, regular sports, job requirements, and other factors which impact upon how their body works.
Mia often recommends stretching and strengthening exercises, postural changes and gives ergonomic advice pertinent to each patient’s requirements.
Treatment may involve a variety of techniques including:
- soft tissue massage - articulation - muscle energy techniques
- joint mobilisations - stretches - joint manipulations
- dry needling - rock taping - balanced ligamentous tension
Osteopaths work alongside your GP and other healthcare professionals to ensure you get the best care available.
Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds (please call your fund to enquire whether osteopathy is part of your extras package) and by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans.
Osteopaths are registered providers for Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA) patients.