Osteopathy is a renowned healthcare practice, recognised for its acute awareness of how our bodies structural systems can affect our daily functions. Without the use of drugs or invasive procedures, an osteopath uses manual medicine to treat a variety of afflictions and aches.
Many modern courses of medicine have become accepted for their ability to alleviate symptoms of poor health or pain, but frequently this does not treat the cause. Often, recipients of such treatments find themselves reliant on recurring prescriptions and are not encouraged to seek the deeper root of the imbalance which could be the cause of their affliction. Osteopathy has been a recognised and studied form of healthcare since the 1800’s, before the surge of prescription medications.
Using the philosophy of a holistic body, osteopaths can identify sources of imbalance or dysfunction and restore the body to health and vitality. Osteopaths understand that when one system of the body may be struggling, the other systems must quickly learn to compensate for this. This can eventually lead to the overworked systems to become exhausted which results in a range of potential health conditions. Osteopathic care can replenish your vital systems with safe, powerful techniques and careful attention.
Techniques used range from the specialised massage and stretching of muscle tissues to the careful manual mobilisation of joints.
A registered osteopath integrates the entire body into the course of treatment, aiming to support the circulatory, lymphatic, skeletal, and nervous systems, as well as internal organs – not an isolated problem area or single symptom. Osteopaths are a recognised part of the healthcare system as government registered practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which would require medical referral, and will often work alongside other medical practitioners where appropriate. Here in Australia, osteopaths are required to complete a minimum of five years university education in pathology, physiology, anatomy, general medicine, and osteopathic care.
What Can Osteopathy Treat?
RSI (repetitive strain injury)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Treatment Methods Include
– Soft tissue massage and spinal joint manipulation
– Advanced stretching techniques (MET)
– Rehabilitation and strengthening programs
– Detailed postural and workplace ergonomic assessment
– Dry Needling
– Treatment of headaches/migraines, shoulder, neck and back pain
To book an appointment or consultation with our Kaya onsite osteopath, chat to the friendly team at reception and discuss a time that would suit you. Alternately, call us at one of our locations which is most convenient to you. Kaya Health Clubs are proud to be Melbourne’s leading health and wellbeing club with a variety of reliable and verified healthcare services.