• What is Osteopathy?

    Osteopaths are hands-on manual practitioners who look at the links between the structure and function of a patient’s body. Taking into consideration factors like correct breathing, digestion, mental health alongside the nerves, muscles and bones, Perth Osteopaths work closely with some general doctors and other allied health professionals with the aim of providing you with the best quality of life by way of osteopathic treatment, which can include osteopathic manipulation and education about how to manage your body to establish optimum function.

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    What is Osteopathy? Osteopaths treat and manage more than you think! Biodynamics and Cranial Sacral Treatment Osteopathy - Ergonomics and Biomechanics Core Stability Download Our HealthState Brochure
    What is Osteopathy?
  • Do you suffer from:

    • Musculoskeletal Pain (including Back Pain, Neck Pain and Knee Pain)

    • Mood disorders (Depression, Anger Management)

    • Fatigue (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shift Work, Heavy Workloads)

    • Sleeping difficulties (Insomnia)

    • Relationship difficulties and breakdowns

    If you can relate and would like to ascertain benefit from the best osteopathy treatment services, click here to book online NOW

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  • What techniques does an Osteopath use?

    Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy. Each osteopathic treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual, and for those requiring a hands-on approach, treatment may include the following:

    • Massage


    • Repetitive movements


    • Manipulation

    Most Osteopathic treatment in Perth is non-invasive and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your Osteopathic Physician will aim to make you as comfortable as possible. Cranial Sacral is a wonderful alternative to conventional treatment with minimal invasiveness.

    There are osteopathic techniques, which may cause some short-term discomfort or pain.

    You may experience mild soreness for a day or two after osteopathic treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, please do not hesitate to contact your HealthState Osteopath to discuss your concerns.

    If you are hypersensitive and hands-on treatment is too much, the option of non-invasive cranial-sacral biodynamic treatment is available. This treatment will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and calm.

    For more information on Cranial-Sacral Biodynamic Treatment, please click here.

    Or, for current research relevant to Osteopathic treatment, please click here.

    What techniques does an Osteopath use?
  • Osteopathy and Children


    At Perth's HealthState Osteopathy our Osteopaths love babies and kids and have a keen clinical interest in the osteopathic treatment of babies, particularly following birth and in their first year of life.

    Our Perth Osteopath, Dr Chris Rickson, has extensive education in Cranial-Sacral Biodynamics, Paediatric Osteopathy and Psychology to ensure the comfortable treatment of your little one and also yourself.

    From assessing and treating pain during pregnancy, pre- & post-birth and recovery, Osteopathic treatment can be a blessing when all you want is a sleeping, happy baby and healthy mother.

    HealthState Osteopathy also has close relationships with numerous Child and Health Nurses, Midwives and Obstetricians to ensure you get the best referrals to the correct healthcare professional, whenever needed.


    Children love to play and experiment with life. Our Perth Osteopaths treat numerous common conditions such as postural dysfunction, general falls and growth issues.

    Cranial-sacral for your child, and you as a parent, is a great treatment tool to ensure you and your family can deal with any day-to-day issues and also assess any other impacting disorders.

    For the current research relevant to Osteopathic treatment of babies and children, please click here.