The human body is the most amazing machine ever built. It is one complete machine with everything connected. Like your car, your body requires regular servicing and maintenance to ensure that all the parts are working properly.

Throughout your life, every action that you take and every trauma that you endure has consequences. Luckily your body is perfect for adapting itself so you can continue along your life path without too many problems.

Over the years though, these compensations build up, and if not dealt with, can result in chronic pain, or worse disease.

Osteopathy or manual medicine is an allied health profession that understands this important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopathy assess’ the body as a whole with treatment and management aimed at achieving a harmony where by the body can heal itself as it was designed to.

Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, Osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching, soft tissue, muscle energy resistance, counter strain, functional and cranial for general treatment of the soft tissues and fluid flow along with mobilization and non-invasive manipulation of specific joints and soft tissues.

In Australia, Osteopaths are Government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of five years’ university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and Osteopathic techniques.

Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognize conditions, which require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Osteopaths are registered providers for workers’ compensation schemes, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Dr Chris Rickson from HealthStates, an Osteopath from HealthState states, “ You cut yourself and it heals. This simple concept applies to all parts of the human body. If you look hard enough and find the cause of disease or pain, you can treat the cause and not just the symptoms.”

Common conditions treated by Osteopaths include Headaches, muscle strains, joint sprains, arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, RSI, whiplash, digestive problems, shoulder problems, tennis elbow, knee pain, sciatica, pregnancy and post natal care plus many more.

To make an appointment with one of our Osteopaths. Book Online @ www.HealthState.com.au or contact 0404001172

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Disclaimer: The content of this blog is informative only and is my opinion. It does not constitute medical advice. Always consult your GP or medical specialist before changing or coming off any medication.