Why Go to an Osteopath?
Osteopathy

Why Go to an Osteopath?

If you're suffering with aches and pains or health issues affecting your muscles, joints or bones, seeing an osteopath could help.

If you're suffering with aches and pains or health issues affecting your muscles, joints or bones, seeing an osteopath could help. Osteopathic medicine supports the body's ability to heal itself with targeted exercises, stretching, massage and other therapeutic treatments.

If you've never visited an osteopath before, it's important to do your research and find out whether it's right for you. Here are some of the most common reasons why people see an osteopath in Perth and how osteopathic treatment could help to ease your pain, prevent a problem from getting worse and start you down the road to recovery.

Neck pain

Neck pain is becoming more common in adults and children as many of us spend more time on phones and other devices. Treating neck pain or strain may also help to relieve associated symptoms including headaches and problems with vision or hearing.

Back pain

Back pain is one of the most common osteopathic issues, but also one of the most manageable. Osteopaths can treat many types of back pain and related conditions, including upper and lower back pain, sciatica and chest or rib pain.

Joint pain

Arthritis conditions and strain or injury to joints can be painful, and surgery isn't always effective. Osteopaths provide more conservative treatments for many types of joint pain, including knee pain, shoulder pain and elbow pain.

Sport and overuse injuries

Osteopathic treatment can aid recovery from sports injuries, repetitive strain injury and other workplace or lifestyle injuries. The earlier an injury is treated and managed, the less likely it is to become chronic and more difficult to treat.

Poor posture

Poor posture is one of the most common contributing factors behind pain and injuries today. An osteopath can assess your posture and help you to improve it and lower your associated health risks through tailored treatments.

Other conditions

Osteopathy may also be recommended to treat other conditions that are thought to be linked to the muscles, joints and bones, including headaches, sinus conditions and digestive and respiratory disorders. Your osteopath will make sure you have all the information you need to make well-informed decisions.

Find out more about what osteopaths can treat.

Does osteopathy work?

The big question for many new patients is whether osteopathy can really help them to treat or manage their condition. This depends on the individual case.

Osteopathy can be effective for treating a variety of pains and aiding recovery from strains and injuries.

Your osteopath will ask about your medical history to determine whether you are suitable for treatment and to help them decide what approach to take. Osteopaths in Perth must be registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia, which first requires completing a five-year university degree.

Do you need an osteopath in Perth?

If you want to talk to an experienced osteopath about any aches, pains or other symptoms that are troubling you, book an appointment with HealthState today or call our friendly team on 0404 001 172. We'll arrange a time that's good for you so we can discuss your situation and healthcare goals.