Osteopathy with us
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopaths are highly qualified allied health professionals who offer patient-centred approaches to healthcare, which recognise the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions.
We focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as one system.
Osteopaths use a range of approaches to help you including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation), exercise therapy and programs, equipment prescription, lifestyle advice and education.
We are the only Ballarat Osteopathy practice to offer Biodynamic Osteopathy. This is a wonderful treatment approach for everything that you would normally see an osteo for if you don’t like firm treatment or “cracking joints” then this could be a great option for you.
We use this approach often with babies and children or adults with long standing problems. The treatment is usually very relaxing with some patients even falling asleep. Some of our osteopaths have done post-graduate training in this approach to treatment as well as cranial technique - be sure to check out our bios to see who if you would like to book in for this specifically.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Osteopathy treatment can vary from quite firm and direct, to very gentle and indirect - all of this depends on YOU! We want to know what has or hasn’t worked for you in the past, and what you’re comfortable with before we begin.
We’ll ask you about your current injury or pain and how it is affecting your life. We also allow plenty of time to go through your medical history. We like to find out about any co-existing health conditions, previous injuries, as well as your job, family and lifestyle. All of these things may play a role in how you feel and help inform us to provide you the individualised treatment and advice.
Depending on your practitioner and preference for particular styles of treatment, your osteo will work with you to find what works best for you.
Our initial osteo appointment times are 60 minutes.
Do you still have a question? Explore our FAQs or give us a call on 5333 2232 and we'll do our best to help answer it.