Our Osteopaths offer extensive experience and are recognised as one of the most reputable groups in the northern suburbs. We will work with you to uncover the real cause of your problem, and develop a plan to get you the resolution you deserve. We will educate, listen to, and guide you to bring you the best health outcomes possible and help keep your Health Connected.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that falls under the allied health umbrella. It focuses on multiple neuro-musculoskeletal systems of the body and includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the body as whole. Treatment can vary from manual therapy to clinical exercise prescription. Some osteopaths also offer additional services such as dry needling. All osteopaths are highly qualified and are required to complete a minimum of 4.5 years at university in order to practice. Osteopaths treat a wide range of complaints over multiple settings.
The benefits of Osteopathy
An osteopath focuses on your whole body, including the soft tissues (such as muscles, ligaments and tendons), the spine and nervous system, and may use a variety of different hands-on methods, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Soft tissue massage techniques
- Articulation – gentle rhythmic joint movements
- Stretching muscles and joint capsules
- Muscle energy techniques – encouraging muscles to work against resistance
- Visceral manipulation – gentle movement of the abdominal and pelvic areas.
As osteopathic techniques include a gentle approach, they can be suitable for many people, from the newborn to the older person, and for those with complex medical problems.
What to wear
Please wear something you are comfortable in. Clothing that you can move freely in is preferred eg: leggings, tracksuit pants.
What to expect
The team at Valley Health Group want to make the initial process easy for you. The consultation type will depend on if you are new to our clinic or not. An initial consultation is for all new patients to the clinic where you will be required to fill in paperwork that tells us a little bit about why you have come in and what your medical history is. From here your treating osteopath will take a thorough case history about all aspects that are relevant to your presenting complaint.
Following this you will undergo a physical examination and then the diagnosis as well as any other contributing factors to your complaint will be discussed. From here you will receive targeted osteopathic manual therapy. At the end of your session, your practitioner will discuss long term management strategies to give you the best possible outcome.
How can Osteopathy help you?
Our Osteopaths are experienced in the management and rehabilitation of a wide range of complaints, including but not limited to:
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, injuries and conditions in all areas of the body (eg: neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, jaw pain)
- Treatment and management of headaches and migraines
- Management of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions
- Sport specific strength and conditioning
- General well-being
- Pre- and post-natal care
Osteopathy pricing info
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance with osteopathy extras you can claim your rebate at the time of your consultation.
Chronic Disease Management Plans
If you have a plan with a referral from your GP you can claim the Medicare rebate at the time of your consultation however there is still an out-of-pocket expense. Please speak to our friendly receptionists for more information.
Our team of Osteopaths
Our sensational osteopaths are Dr Sarah Holland, Dr Alexandra Stinson, Dr April Bellio, Dr Caitlyn Alifraco, Dr Matthew Yuga, Dr Mary Moore, Dr McKinley Ryder and Dr Mitchell Hocking.