What is Osteopathy?

Each individual osteopathic treatment is designed to bring about lasting relief, by progressively restoring normal function to each part of the body.- 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.

Osteopathic treatment is the hands-on ‘whole body’ therapy that balances the entire musculo-skeletal system- Dr Jim Pattinson. BSc M H Sc, M.O.B.A, Yarraville Osteopathy