Conditions

How do ReachHealth consistently get great results for patients around Caulfield, Elsternwick, and St. Kilda?

When it comes to Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Massage, at ReachHealth our approach to health and wellbeing is simple.

  • Look for the true cause of the pain. We will never assume that your back pain or sciatica is the same as the next person’s. You are unique and so is your condition. If you had an MRI that shows a disk bulge, but your symptoms do not match that, then the disk bulge is not the real problem… At ReachHealth we put in a little extra effort to find out what else could be underlying your pain.
    • It is a “twisted pelvis” – see an osteopath
    • Is it tight back muscles – get a professional massage
    • Is it coming form your digestive system or women’s health issues – Visit our acupuncturist / Chinese herbal medicine practitioner
  • The simple answer is usually the truest. It is very fashionable to make complicated diagnosis…. Disk prolapse, spondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome etc… however, the part that causes the pain in these syndromes is often just tight muscles or restricted joints.
    • We have seen so many people who were told that they would need an operation for their sciatica, when all they had was a tight calf muscle that referred to their back. We resolved their “sciatica” in 3 sessions
  • Be Honest. While this might sound hard to believe, there are many clinics that scare people into getting much more treatment than they need. At ReachHealth we commit to honesty about what can or cannot be treated, and about how many sessions it will take for you to recover. If things are not improving as fast as we would expect, then we ask why… We don’t just keep telling you to come back.
    • 1st session: Diagnose the true cause of an issue, and start treating it
    • 2nd session: Check that we are making significant progress already
    • 3rd session: Have the problem almost fully resolved
    • 4th & 5th sessions: Move towards self-management
    • Maintenance treatment: Only if your condition or your lifestyle causes reoccurrence of your pain.

Back Pain

There are many causes of back pain that are commonly missed. These include… Tight buttocks, Twisted pelvis, Tight calf muscles, Uneven strength in you core muscles, Constipation

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Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.

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Neck Pain

Today’s modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, so it is no surprise that neck pain is the second most common condition that Chiropractors treat.

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Headache Treatment

If you’re a sufferer of chronic headaches or migraines, you don’t need convincing that they’re one of the most painful, debilitating conditions you could possibly suffer.

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Sciatica Treatment

The Sciatic Nerve originates from the Lumbar spine (lower back) and runs through the buttock and down the back of the leg. When the Sciatic Nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause low back pain and referred pain down the leg.

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Sports Injuries

Keeping fit and participating in sport can be a very rewarding experience, however exercise occasionally results in injuries to our muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons.

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Arthritis

Arthritis is an extremely common condition affecting the joints of not only the elderly, but people of all ages. Arthritis sufferers generally experience joint stiffness and pain due to inflammation,

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Whiplash

Whiplash is the term used to describe injuries sustained from a rapid acceleration/deceleration movement of the head and neck. During this undesired movement, the muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves of the neck are subjected to extreme stretching and compressive forces.

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Knee Pain

The knee is vulnerable to injury as it is the only link between our hip and ankle. It is subjected to extreme and sometimes awkward forces such as twisting, as well as more sustained loading in its role as a weight bearing joint.

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Tendonitis / Tendinopathy

Tendons join muscles to bone and are designed to transfer load between these two structures. If tendons are stressed, usually by an incorrect loading program, they react and can become inflamed.

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