Osteopathy

Osteopathy can find the real reason for your ongoing pain. If you have had pain for more than 6-weeks, then the bit that hurts is unlikely to be the cause of your pain. Let us find the genuine cause of your pain, and resolve it for you. You will be surprised how quickly you respond when the real issue is treated.

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By understanding the connectivity of the whole body system, osteopathy is able to find the source of the problem and provide long-term relief.

The short video below beautifully shows the interconnectedness of our body. Each of the strings represents a major muscle. This shows why it is so important to look beyond the bits that hurt. Osteopathy looks at the parts that are compensating, overworked, or under-worked as well.

What do we treat as Osteopaths?
 

 

and more! You might also be interested in reading When to see an Osteopath.

 

Acupuncture

As acupuncture treatment is a part of Chinese Medicine, it is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, with a history of over 5,000 years.

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Acupuncture is a primary source of treatment, which involves inserting very fine disposable needles into the skin at specific points where the energy of the body is most concentrated.

Acupuncture has been shown to be useful for a number of symptoms and health conditions. To see if acupuncture may be right for you, please call the clinic on 1300 696 783 and we will be happy to have a chat.

 

Remedial Massage

Massage is used as a complementary treatment to osteopathy and is used to manipulate superficial and deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.

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Our Myotherapist, Stephanie Varney's bodywork, is more of a process of elimination – a taking away of the tensions and holding that have been imposed by accidents, physical and emotional traumas so that the true self can be revealed.

Some benefits of remedial massage include:

  • Relieves stress

  • Releases muscular spasm and tension thus easing aches and pains

  • Improve flexibility and freedom of movement

  • Aligns your posture so you can stand tall and confident

  • Improves circulation

  • Reduces risk of injury

  • Immediate relief of headaches/migraines, back pain, sciatica, shoulder, arm, or neck pain

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Massage – also known as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a highly specialized and gentle massage technique used specifically to increase lymph flow.

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It uses light sweeping movements to clear the lymph ducts and facilitate the efficient functioning of the body’s immune system. It is incredibly relaxing and at the same time super-effective.

 

The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage:

 

  • Speeds the healing process and recovery time after surgery and of sports injuries, by reducing swelling and bruising

  • Reduces scarring, especially after an operation

  • Eases the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism

  • Aids in the relief of migraines, headaches and neuralgia

  • Kick-starts any detox programme

  • A very gentle and relaxing massage that can benefit everyone

 

Lymphoedema Therapy

Lymphoedema Therapy (known as Complex Physical Therapy), aims to reduce and manage Lymphoedema by a combination of some or all of the following:

 

  • Specialised lymphatic massage

  • Correct bandaging or garments

  • Decongestive exercises

  • Skin care

  • Home management plan

To book an appointment with our lymphoedema practitioner, Louise Wren, you may call Louise on 0415 373 981, or call reception on 1300 696 783.