Osteopaths aim to help reduce pain in all areas of the body including muscle, nerve, joint, bone, ligament, tendon, internal organs, fluid and connective tissue. They do this by restoring the body’s function so it can work as it was designed to. It can help to reduce pain, speed up recovery and move towards the body’s peak performance. It was developed by Dr Andrew Still in 1892 who believed in the power of preventative medicine and treating the cause rather than the symptoms. A high level of anatomy and physiology is required to become an osteopath, a qualifications resulting from 5 years at university.
Osteopath vs Physiotherapist?
Osteopath vs Chiropractor?
– All are allied health professions;
– All are hands-on therapies designed to realign the body’s systems;
– Conditions treated overlap.
Osteopaths differ in that they are guided by principles rather than giving a specific treatment for a condition. They consider the person as an individual, the nature of the problem and the body’s systems and current function. The principles guide them to look at the whole of the body, rather than just the injury, because Everything is Connected. They also look at the surrounding inter-related structures in order to prevent the condition from recurring.
Progressive Osteopathy also takes the whole person, including their nutrition and lifestyle into consideration during assessment and treatment and uses advanced biomechanics. They hold a 5 year university degree as well as additional qualifications. Progressive Osteopathy is a tailored movement approach.
Treatments often occur in an upright treatment table (the truestretch cage), using movements from your real life. This progressive and comprehensive method of care is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It’s tailored approach and access to facilities from hydrotherapy to athletic equipment has resulted in a reputation as the place to come for lasting results.
Self-management strategies such as education and exercises are an important component of treatment so you can accelerate your results at home.
Initial Consultation 1hr: $125
This involves your osteopath performing a thorough case history, discussing your goals, a movement based assessment, hands on therapy, and providing you with a tailored treatment and home exercises.
Subsequent Consultation 45mins: $98
This includes your osteopath reassessing your movement, continuing treatment, and progressing exercises towards your goal.