OSTEOPATHY



Our osteopathy treatments incorporate dry needling and cupping at no extra charge to ensure you receive the best results. We offer osteopathy at both clinics, in the city and East Coast. Home visits can also be arranged. Please contact us to discuss availability.

Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which comprises of bones, muscles, joints, and nerves.

Osteopathy is a regulated manual medicine discipline that focuses on the health of your whole body, and can be thought of as a holistic method of healing. This means that the body is not looked at in isolation but as part of a whole. Dysfunction in one area of the body can profoundly affect and manifest in other areas of the body. The goal of an osteopathic treatment is to remove the obstacles (i.e. postural strains or imbalance) and allow the body to restore itself to a natural state of health.

Osteopaths have an expert knowledge of the workings of all your joints, muscles and body systems, and treat the body using a variety of techniques that include stretching, massage, mobilisation and safe joint manipulation. They also provide advice regarding exercise and postural considerations.

Once a favourable treatment outcome is reached, the patient is encouraged to maintain their health by exercise and stretching.

Osteopathy is an effective means to treat:

• Headaches & Migraines
• Back & Neck Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
• Tennis/Golfers elbow


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• Carpal Tunnel
• Sciatica
• Hip, Knee & Foot Pain
• Tendonitis
• Chronic Overuse (RSI)
• Muscular & Joint Pain
• Muscular & Joint Stiffness
• General tightness
• Arthritis
• Postural Problems
• Sports & Work Related Injuries
• Pregnancy Related Pain

DRY NEEDLING



Dry needling is incorporated as an adjunct treatment to our osteopathy treatment at no extra charge.

Dry needling (Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling) uses fine, pre-sterilized disposable needles for the therapy of muscle pain.

Whilst Myofascial dry needling and Acupuncture use the same kind of needles and the needling techniques may overlap, dry needling is based on western anatomical and neuro-physiological concepts and predominantly focuses on the assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal system.

Dry needling can be used to deactivate trigger points, treat overactive motor points, and strengthen tendons and ligaments. Dry needling also helps to increase blood flow, which helps treat chronic muscle tension and spasm, delivering oxygen and other nutrients to the affected and painful tissues. It also removes harmful metabolic waste on a cellular level.

From a neuro-physiologic point of view, dry needling can also reset motor points, neural control, and stimulate other important reflex mechanisms. It also has a strong effect on pain control by releasing certain neurotransmitters from the brain.

All of our practitioners have trained extensively in dry needling and have completed advanced certifications. They also utilise electro-needling, which enhances the effects of regular Myofascial dry needling, leading to better treatment outcomes for our patients.

Dry Needling is used to provide treatment for:

• Back & Neck Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
• Tennis/Golfers elbow
• Carpal Tunnel


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• Sciatica
• Hip, Knee & Foot Pain
• Tendonitis
• Chronic Overuse (RSI)
• Muscular & Joint Pain
• Muscular & Joint Stiffness
• General tightness
• Arthritis
• Sports & Work Related Injuries

CUPPING



Cupping is incorporated as an adjunct treatment to our osteopathy treatment at no extra charge.

Cupping therapy is based around the principle that suction from the cups draws the skin up and mobilises blood and energy around the body, encouraging the body’s natural healing process.

Cupping involves the skin and muscles being pulled into the cup, rather than compressed - much like a reverse massage or reverse pressure on the body. This causes increased blood flow to the affected area, which in turn helps to nourish and deliver oxygen to the tissues and encouraging the healing process with the therapeutic aim of removing congestion and pain.

There are two types of cupping available – mobile cupping and fixed cupping. Mobile Cupping involves massage oil being applied to the area prior to applying the cup. The cup is moved along the skin to treat the affected area. Fixed Cupping is used when a tight spot is encountered. The cups are applied directly to the site of pain or dysfunction and left there for 3-5 mins. Fixed cupping may leave marks that look like perfectly round bruises but they are normal and should disappear within a couple of days.

The history of cupping goes way back into antiquity and was practiced by numerous cultures. Reports of cupping have been found in Chinese, Hindu and Egyptian scriptures. Cupping is still practiced in Japan, China, Germany, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Brazil and many other countries and people in these countries, still keep a set of cups or jam jars in their first aid boxes.

Cupping can treat a range conditions, such as:

• Back & Neck Pain
• Tennis/Golfers elbow


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• Chronic Overuse (RSI)
• Muscular Pain & Stiffness
• General tightness
• Sports & Work Related Injuries
 

CLINICAL PILATES



Clinical Pilates is available in the city next door to our clinic at #03-08. 

Pilates is a physical fitness system intended to strengthen the human mind and body, and is fundamentally based around the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated.

Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, who studied and synthesised both Eastern and Western forms of exercise including yoga, acrobatics and martial arts. Believing that mental and physical health were interrelated, Pilates developed a system of exercises which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. His method is accompanied with a variety of equipment or “apparatus”, each designed to help accelerate the process of stretching, strengthening, body alignment and increased core strength started by the mat work.

Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates more specifically is suitable for people of all fitness levels, and particularly for those with chronic injuries. Taught by a qualified Osteopath or Physiotherapist, Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates uses a full range of state-of-the-art Pilates equipment to seamlessly transition you from injury back to movement. Clinical Pilates is specific to the individual client and applies carefully chosen exercises to patients with specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains whilst minimizing the likelihood of aggravating the injury.

Pilates is incorporated into treatment solutions for:

• Back & Neck Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
• Sciatica
• Hip, Knee & Foot Pain

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• Tendonitis
• Chronic Overuse (RSI)
• Muscular & Joint Pain
• Muscular & Joint Stiffness
• General Tightness
• Arthritis
• Postural Problems
• Sports & Work Related Injuries
• Pregnancy Related Pain

CORRECTIVE EXERCISE



Corrective exercise is available in the city next door to our clinic at #03-08.

Corrective exercise aims to help create and support the correct movement patterns to help your spine, joints and muscles be more efficient at handling loads. Corrective exercise also creates fewer movement compensations so you won’t be “wasting energy” because of inefficient movement. Our priority is to take a long term view in restoring the optimal function and efficiency of your kinetic chain based on individual assessment, results and needs.

Health and Wellness
Corrective exercise selection should prioritise ease of completion and convenience. Daily strategies and maintenance of the human movement system will be helpful in maximising health, fitness and recovery with the primary goal of maintaining a level of health and wellness. Part of maximising the health of your joints and muscles is maintaining the quality of your movement.

Hypertrophy
Hypertrophy refers to an increase in muscle size through exercise. Corrective exercises should be easy to apply and a natural part of the preparation sequence. We focus on decreasing impingement in joints that will be working hard and activating muscles that will contribute to hypertrophy.

Athletic Performance
Movement preparation for strength and conditioning, practice and competition must include sequences that optimise flexibility, neuromuscular efficiency, movement quality and be performance specific. Moving with higher quality and efficiency positively impacts performance on the field and court. We provide targeted flexibility and strengthening strategies to optimise movement and body control.

Sports Recovery Workouts
Many sportspeople can benefit from occasional corrective exercise workouts placed within their mesocycle to maintain kinetic chain health and performance in the midst of high-demand ADLs (activities of daily living) and movement patterns.

Post-Rehabilitation
After a patient has completed treatment and has been cleared by their healthcare provider to return to exercise, our goal is to optimise efficiency in movement and restore function.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING



Personal training programs are available in the city from the unit next door to our clinic, located at #03-08 of the same address.

The personal training program aims to improve strength, power and endurance through aerobic and anaerobic physical exercises, leading to an improvement in overall health and well-being. The program is individually tailored, taking in consideration age, body type, and starting fitness level. For sportspeople, the type of sport, its requirements, and the level the client is competing at must also considered.

There are significant functional benefits to undertaking strength and conditioning training. It increases muscle, tendon and ligament strength, improves joint function, increases bone density, and increases fitness. This in turn results in improved cardiac function, increased metabolism, improved posture, provides better support for joints, and reduces the risk of injury from everyday activities.

For older people, a personal training program can prevent loss of muscle tissue, help regain some functional strength, and can prevent osteoporosis by improving bone density.

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