What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic therapy engages many systems within the body, including the muscular, skeletal, digestive and respiratory. The osteopathic principles for treating each system are the same.- Dr Jim Pattinson. BSc M H Sc, M.O.B.A, Yarraville Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a holistic (‘whole body‘) approach to the assessment and treatment of pain, immobility and physical dysfunction. Osteopaths treat a wide range of conditions, including spinal and joint disorders, back and neck pain, sciatica, arthritis, headaches and migraine, sports injuries, sinusitis, colic, endometriosis and postural disorders.

Osteopaths use conventional diagnostic procedures to assess a wide range of physical conditions. Treatment modalities include cranial osteopathy, joint and spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage and trigger point treatment.

Osteopathy is safe and suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, and including pregnant women and people recovering from injuries and surgery.

Your osteopath can also recommend postural exercises, stretches and other approaches to improve mobility, physical functionality and general wellbeing.

Osteopathy is the realisation that when normal function is restored to all parts of the body within the context of the whole person, optimal health may be achieved.- Dr Jim Pattinson. BSc M H Sc, M.O.B.A, Yarraville Osteopathy