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Introduction

What is osteopathy?

The Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

Osteopathy was created in 1873 by Dr Andrew T. Still,  an American surgeon who identified the musculoskeletal system as a key component of general health. Now Osteopathy has evolved into a holistic healthcare practice which aims to improve overall health and wellness by treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.

An Osteopath is a licensed and registered clinician whose treatment can be used for preventative, curative or long term management. Osteopaths use their medical knowledge to diagnose an illness or evaluate an injury before establishing a treatment plan.

Osteopaths use many different treatment approaches but at Posture Plus the treatment is very “hands-on” and aims to treat the different systems of the body in order to approach pathology from all aspects. The holistic approach of Osteopathy emphasizes that an illness or an injury to one part of the body almost always affects another. This in turn can predispose a client to injury or contribute to chronic symptoms. An Osteopath can work on the neurological system through neural techniques, lymphatic drainage through soft tissue techniques as well as work on the visceral or respiratory systems.  

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) focuses on the musculoskeletal system. The aim is to restore, maintain and/or improve structural integrity through joint manipulations, connective tissue treatment, myofascial releases or mobilisation techniques, both active or passive.  In the case of postural problems for example, the treatment will focus on spinal restrictions, breathing mechanics or digestion, thereby enabling  the body to start functioning properly again. This in turn will enable the structures of the body to realign themselves and guide the client back to improved overall health and wellbeing.

An Osteopath is a licensed and registered clinician whose treatment can be used for preventative, curative or long term management. Osteopaths use their medical knowledge to diagnose an illness or evaluate an injury before establishing a treatment plan.

Osteopaths use many different treatment approaches but at Posture Plus the treatment is very “hands-on” and aims to treat the different systems of the body in order to approach pathology from all aspects. The holistic approach of Osteopathy emphasizes that an illness or an injury to one part of the body almost always affects another. This in turn can predispose a client to injury or contribute to chronic symptoms. An Osteopath can work on the neurological system through neural techniques, lymphatic drainage through soft tissue techniques as well as work on the visceral or respiratory systems.  

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) focuses on the musculoskeletal system. The aim is to restore, maintain and/or improve structural integrity through joint manipulations, connective tissue treatment, myofascial releases or mobilisation techniques, both active or passive.  In the case of postural problems for example, the treatment will focus on spinal restrictions, breathing mechanics or digestion, thereby enabling  the body to start functioning properly again. This in turn will enable the structures of the body to realign themselves and guide the client back to improved overall health and wellbeing.

Conditions

Osteopathy Conditions Commonly Treated:

Osteopaths use their medical knowledge as well as your health, medical history, and lifestyle habits to diagnose an illness or evaluate an injury so they can better understand your needs and before providing you with a treatment plan.

Conditions List

Tennis and Golfer’s elbows
Respiratory or Rib cage discomfort or restrictions
Repetitive strain injuries

Conditions

Conditions Commonly Treated With Osteopathy:

Osteopaths use their medical knowledge as well as your health, medical history, and lifestyle habits to diagnose an illness or evaluate an injury so they can better understand your needs and before providing you with a treatment plan.

Conditions List

Tennis and Golfer’s elbows
Respiratory or Rib cage discomfort or restrictions
Repetitive strain injuries

Treatments

Treatments Used In Osteopathy:

Osteopathic treatment is very “hands-on” and our licensed Osteopaths aim to treat the different systems of the body in order to approach pathology from all aspects.

Treatment List

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your Osteopathy related questions.

An Osteopath is a licensed and registered clinician whose treatment can be used for preventative, curative or long term management.

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FAQ List

Who can benefit from Osteopathic treatment?

People of all ages can benefit from osteopathy including seniors, children, athletes and even pregnant women. A wide range of clinical conditions can be treated using osteopathy from back pain to postural conditions, from chronic pain to acute injuries

What should I expect from the first session?

During your first session, we will ask questions about your health, medical history and lifestyle so we can better understand your needs. We will then examine your injury or areas causing you discomfort and perform some tests which may include movements and stretches, to determine the cause of your pain and determine the best approach to treat it. We will then provide the best treatment techniques based on your circumstances.

How soon can I feel the benefits from osteopathy?

Most clients will feel some pain relief immediately after their first session. To ensure the issue is completely treated and full recovery is achieved, you may need to attend more sessions as recommended by the osteopath.

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions

Osteopathy Conditions Commonly Treated:

Osteopaths use their medical knowledge as well as your health, medical history, and lifestyle habits to diagnose an illness or evaluate an injury so they can better understand your needs and before providing you with a treatment plan.

Conditions List

Tennis and Golfer’s elbows
Respiratory or Rib cage discomfort or restrictions
Repetitive strain injuries

Conditions

Conditions Commonly Treated With Osteopathy:

Osteopaths use their medical knowledge as well as your health, medical history, and lifestyle habits to diagnose an illness or evaluate an injury so they can better understand your needs and before providing you with a treatment plan.

Conditions List

Tennis and Golfer’s elbows
Respiratory or Rib cage discomfort or restrictions
Repetitive strain injuries

Treatments

Treatments Used In Osteopathy:

Osteopathic treatment is very “hands-on” and our licensed Osteopaths aim to treat the different systems of the body in order to approach pathology from all aspects.

Treatment List

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your Osteopathy related questions.

An Osteopath is a licensed and registered clinician whose treatment can be used for preventative, curative or long term management.

CONTACT US

FAQ List

Who can benefit from Osteopathic treatment?

People of all ages can benefit from osteopathy including seniors, children, athletes and even pregnant women. A wide range of clinical conditions can be treated using osteopathy from back pain to postural conditions, from chronic pain to acute injuries

What should I expect from the first session?

During your first session, we will ask questions about your health, medical history and lifestyle so we can better understand your needs. We will then examine your injury or areas causing you discomfort and perform some tests which may include movements and stretches, to determine the cause of your pain and determine the best approach to treat it. We will then provide the best treatment techniques based on your circumstances.

How soon can I feel the benefits from osteopathy?

Most clients will feel some pain relief immediately after their first session. To ensure the issue is completely treated and full recovery is achieved, you may need to attend more sessions as recommended by the osteopath.

Our Team

Osteopaths

Our experienced Osteopaths are committed to delivering high-quality, personalised and patient-centred treatments, to achieve the best outcomes for each and every client.