What Osteopaths Can Assist With

 

Melbourne Osteopathy Group

 

Osteopath Clinic Fitzroy North

 

What to see an Osteopath For

 

Osteopathy for Adults

Osteopaths in Australia complete 5 years of university training. They are registered as primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise various conditions in all areas of the body and not just musculo-skeletal injuries listed below (e.g. diseases of the heart, lungs, digestive tract, vascular and nervous system etc.). Osteopaths are trained to recognise conditions that may require referral to a specialist.

 

An Osteopath may be able to assist with the co-management of:

 

  • Low Back Pain/Stiffness, Neck Pain/Stiffness

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Postural Problems

  • Other Joint Complaints (e.g. Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Wrist and Hand Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee and Hip Pain, Ankle Injuries, Heel/Foot Pain)

  • Work-related and Repetitive Strain Injuries (e.g. Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow)

  • Sports-related injuries (e.g. Ankle Sprains, Tendonitis and Muscle Strains)

  • Jaw pain and dysfunction, clenching and grinding of your teeth

  • Sciatica

  • Arthritis

  • Whiplash

  • Post Injury/Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Digestive Complaints (e.g. Reflux, Bloating and Constipation)

  • Asthma and other breathing difficulties

  • Cranial Osteopathy

  • Chronic Pain Management (Medicare)

  • Third Party Claims: Private Health Care Claims, Work Safe Claims, Veterans Affairs Claims, and TAC Claims

  • Medicare Care Plans

  • And many more…

 

Osteopathy for Children and Infants

Osteopaths are registered as primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise various conditions in all areas of the body and (not just musculo-skeletal injuries) and may be able to recognise conditions requiring referral to a specialist.

 

An Osteopath may be able to assist with co-management of:

  • Head shape changes/asymmetries

  • Difficulties in head movement (e.g. may only easily move head to 1 side)

  • Assistance with drainage for recurrent infections (e.g. sticky eye,  cough wheeze, recurrent ear infection)

  • Feeding complications (e.g. problems with latching/attachment and sucking)

  • Limb or Joint movement problems (e.g. Torticollis)

  • For children and teenagers: Trauma, Postural, Repetitive Strain, Sports Injuries

  • Growth related injuries (e.g. Osgood Schlatters)