What to Expect From Each Consultation
Our osteopath will take a thorough case history to best understand your presenting complaint and current health status. The more we know, the better we can help you.
We perform a thorough physical examination to develop a likely diagnosis for your pain. This may include observation, joint range of motion testing and neurological or orthopaedic testing.
We help you understand your pain by explaining your presentation and developing a management plan.
Hands-on treatment is provided for pain relief. This may include soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and sometimes joint manipulation or dry needling. Each treatment is tailored to the individual’s presentation and preferences.
We will recommend exercises and simple strategies to help reduce your pain and self-manage away from the treatment room.
Every treatment is different. Check out what else we can offer
Dry needling is used to treat muscle tightness and pain. The exact mechanism of this technique is yet to be fully understood, but the consensus is that the needles alter blood flow and neurological activity at the site to bring about a change to muscle tension.
Acupuncture is entirely different to dry needling, the only thing in common is the type of needles.
Dry needling can be incorporated into your osteopathic treatment as a more direct approach for stubborn muscle pain. Find out more in our blog
The ultimate goal is to get you back to doing what you love. With exercise rehabilitation, your osteopath can help to facilitate a return to sport, work or activities of daily living. Rehabilitation helps you to perform functional tasks that may have been difficult while you were injured.
Exercises your osteopath may prescribe include stretches, mobility drills or strengthening exercises. We can also design a full rehabilitation program from point of injury to your return to competitive sport.
If you have been in pain for a long time, sometimes what you sense as pain is no longer accurate. Pain is a protective mechanism of the body to tell you it is time to change your behaviour, it doesn’t always correctly reflect what is happening in our tissues.
Pain education has shown to be beneficial in changing your thinking about your condition, which may reduce fear, anxiety and catastrophization.
Osteopaths listen to your story, acknowledge that you are in pain, challenge unhelpful beliefs and take the time to help you understand the pain process.