Osteopathy


Do you suffer from muscle or joint pain, stiffness or restriction of movement? It could be because your body’s musculoskeletal system is out of alignment. At Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic in the CBD, our experienced Osteopaths can help to alleviate your discomfort and get you back on the road to recovery.


Osteopathy is a holistic (whole body) form of complementary medicine that uses hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat a wide variety of health conditions. It involves identifying and releasing the body’s structures and tissues to restore optimal function and rather than being a technique, it is an overall understanding of how to restore health and reduce pain using hands-on anatomical procedures.


Osteopathy can be effective for managing arthritis, sciatica, headaches, migraines, vertigo and tendonitis, along with repetitive strain injuries, pregnancy-related discomfort and sports injuries.



The benefits of Osteopathy

Restrictions on the body are created by all kinds of physical or emotional stresses. They could be caused by poor posture, an accident, or how we use our bodies in the workplace or on the sporting field. All parts of the body function together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest must adapt to compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions.


The role of the Osteopath is to remove these patterns of restrictions so the body is aligned correctly. Osteopaths utilise a sensitive and finely-tuned sense of touch to test motions and tension within the body’s framework. This is done via a variety of hands-on techniques that are very gentle and non-invasive.



What does Osteopathy involve?

At Melbourne Natural Wellness, our Osteopaths may use a combination of techniques including:

  • Dry needling - the insertion of acupuncture needles into taut, contracted muscles (trigger points) to restore their correct functions
  • Cranial sacral therapy - gentle manipulation of the skull and sacrum (spinal vertebrae)
  • Posture corrections – poor posture can lead to a range of health problems
  • Prescriptive exercises – a program of exercises to correct faulty posture and movement

Because Osteopathic techniques are very gentle by nature, they can be suitable for all kinds of people, from newborns to the elderly and also for those with complex medical problems.



What to expect in an Osteopathy session

When the body is free of restrictions in movement, it can cope better with pain, stress and disease and has the potential to heal itself. To help you get to that point, we will do a full assessment of your posture when you visit us at Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic.


This assessment may include measuring your degree of mobility and range of movement and testing your muscle strength. Our methods are extremely thorough, but also gentle and non-invasive and you will feel supported and cared for at every stage of your treatment.



Why come to Melbourne Natural Wellness?

At Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic, our team of dedicated experts help more than 10,000 people every year to reach their goals of physical and emotional wellbeing.


We treat every client as a member of our extended family and when you visit us for treatment, you’ll feel that familial care and support all around you. We listen to you and help you to discover your best ‘wellness’ life, using the approach that works best for you, whether that’s Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Myotherapy, Chiropractic or a holistic approach involving more than one technique.


The three primary levels of care we offer are Symptomatic Care to relieve your symptoms, Corrective Care to treat the underlying causes, and Wellness Care to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle in a sustainable way.


So why not visit us today and take the first step to a more healthy and balanced life. You can get in touch with us by filling in our online contact form or by calling us on 03 9662 1311. Or, if you work in the Melbourne CBD, you can drop in and see us at Level 4/178 Collins Street. We’re your sanctuary in the city and we’re here to help you become the person you’ve always wanted to be, so contact us today at Melbourne Natural Wellness Clinic.



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