Osteopathy focuses on the structure of your body and how it functions as a holistic unit
About Osteopath Brisbane
Our Osteopath Brisbane professionals emphasise the interrelationship between the structure of the body and how it functions. An osteopath won’t look at your problem in isolation; they will treat your body as a holistic unit. So the real difference is the osteopathic understanding of the total nature of your injury and the total effect the injury has on your whole body.
Osteopathy is a form of manual health care that recognises the importance of the structure of the body as a whole in order to attain optimal function. Osteopathy uses skilled examination and diagnosis to locate areas of dysfunction within your body, followed by treatment of the the joints, muscles and connective tissues with ‘hands on’ techniques such as deep tissue massage & myofascial release, muscle energy technique, stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulation.
Along with manual treatment, osteopaths may also offer advice on stretching and strengthening exercises, posture, diet and lifting techniques to improve your health and wellbeing.
Osteopaths are university degree qualified (at least a 5-year degree), involving both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Osteopaths have been trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Once they have finishes their studies osteopaths are then required to be registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and complete Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours, to ensure they are staying up-to-date with new information within healthcare.
What can I expect in my session with an osteopath?
In your initial session with an osteopath they will start by taking a thorough medical history. They will then focus on identifying the source or cause of your problem, whether it be pain, mobility issues or other types of dysfunction. You sometimes may be surprised at the real source of your problem – an issue with your left ankle could be the underlying cause of that pain in your right hip!
Osteopathic treatment focuses on:
// Encouraging joint mobility, improving the range and quality of movement
// Reducing muscle tension
// Reducing any swelling involved in an injury
// Improving general wellbeing to restore balance to your body.
Once the actual cause has been identified, the osteopath will then treat you using a combination of hands-on techniques such as stretching, massage, mobilisation and articulation of specific joints, manipulation and soft-tissue release. The osteopath will also talk to you about any lifestyle factors or self-help techniques that you may find useful.
How osteopaths can help
The experienced osteopaths in our Brisbane clinics can treat females and males of all ages and fitness levels. One of our osteopaths is also qualified in neonatal, infant and paediatric manual therapy.
They can help you with a variety of injuries, health conditions and structural problems that, if left untreated, may cause pain or affect mobility and function.
// Chronic and acute pain
// Back and neck pain
// Headaches, migraine or jaw pain
// Nerve pain or sciatica
// Postural and mobility problems
// Joint pain or lack of flexibility
// Hip, knee, leg and foot issues, including ankle sprains
// Shoulder, arm, elbow and hand issues
// Pregnancy (pre and postnatal) and related concerns
// Sporting injuries
// Arthritis and joint pain
Osteopathic treatment can also help with problems such as:
// Asthma and breathing difficulties
// Digestive problems
Osteopath Brisbane for children
Osteopathy for babies and toddlers can be very beneficial as they are still at the moulding stage of development. A child’s skeleton is soft so that growth and development can occur, so when working with children a paediatric osteopath will use a light touch to match the sensitive and delicate system of the child. Read more …
More information for Body Organics and Osteopath Brisbane
Body Organics is a multidisciplinary practice with osteopaths located in Brisbane at our West End, Chelmer and Annerley clinics. Because we are a multidisciplinary practice your osteopath can collaborate with other health care professionals, for example a physiotherapist or podiatrist. This integrative approach often results in faster, more effective treatment and recovery from a range of conditions.
Find the right Body Organics Osteopath Brisbane for your needs – check out their profiles and read about their skills, experience, qualifications and special interest areas.
Osteopathy Australia is the peak body in Australia representing osteopaths and their clients. Find out more about the profession at Osteopathy Australia.
Osteopathy as practised in Australia and other countries around the world can differ greatly in scope and approach. In Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and New Zealand osteopaths are registered and regulated by law as therapists. Learn more about the different approaches in osteopathy worldwide.