How osteopaths can help youPerson-centred approach
Osteopaths provide individual treatment and management plans to help you manage your pain and injury throughout your life by promoting active living and ageing.
It’s tough to be a new parent. Your osteopath will lighten the load with the right advice. Parents bring their bub to an osteopath for many issues such as monitoring physical development milestones, breastfeeding and settling problems, delayed crawling, general movement advice, hip or back pain, plagiocephaly, and much more.
By watching a child during play or interactions with others, your osteopath can monitor progress against development milestones. They can provide advice about how their physical movements and skills can progress. Managing any issues early is essential to help children grow, learn, play and explore.
Puberty, growth spurts, hormones. Even heavy schoolbags can be a problem. It’s sometimes tough to be a teen! Your osteopath will listen to your story and work with you to manage or prevent injury to your body. You can then focus on your school, sport and social goals.
As you work, play and maybe raise kids throughout your adulthood, you will find osteopathy the right move. Pregnancy care, sports management, exercise, lifestyle issues, injury prevention and treatment, chronic disease management – your osteopath works with the whole you to help keep you going or get you back on your feet.
As you age, wear and tear can creep in and affects the activities you enjoy. Conditions like arthritis become much more common. Talk to your osteopath about how you can manage any conditions you have and to help keep you moving, doing the things you love.
Person with disability
4.4 million Australians live with disability. Osteopaths look at the person as a whole and aim to empower disabled people in their clinical care to help them make positive changes in their lives.
Occupational health, injury prevention and management
Osteopaths work with state and territory workers’ compensation agents, private insurers, employers and other health practitioners to help injured clients return to work.
Osteopaths provide movement and movement instruction, sometimes with limited manual therapy, to enhance physical capacity or movement in patients who need help with recovery and want to improve their general health and wellbeing.
Osteopaths help people manage their pain, whether this is straight after a physical injury to the body or longer-term persistent pain.
Sports injury management
Osteopaths work to diagnose, treat, manage and help prevent muscle, joint, tendon and nerve injuries occurring in sporting activities.
Head to toe
Osteopaths treat more than you think. They look at the whole you to help you manage your pain or discomfort.
Interactive Body Map
Osteopaths treat more than bones. Tell us where it hurts and find out how osteos may be able to help you so you can get on and do the things you love.