• 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, Osteopaths work closely with some general doctors and other allied health professionals with the aim of providing you with the best quality of life.

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    What is Osteopathy?
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    • Musculoskeletal Pain (including Back Pain, Neck Pain and Knee Pain)

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

    • Sleeping difficulties (Insomnia)

    • Relationship difficulties and breakdowns

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  • What techniques does an Osteopath use?

    Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy. Each 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 is non-invasive and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your Osteopath will aim to make you as comfortable as possible. Cranial Sacral is a wonderful alternative to conventional treatment with minimal invasiveness.

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

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

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

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

    What techniques does an Osteopath use?
  • Osteopathy and Children


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

    Dr Chris Rickson (Osteopath) has extensive education in Cranial Sacral Biodynamics, Paediatrics and Psychology to ensure the comfortable treatment of your little one and also yourself.

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

    HealthState also has close relationships with numerous Child and Health Nurses, Midwives and Obstetricians to ensure you get the best referrals to the right healthcare professionals.


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

    Cranial sacral for the child and also the parents is a great treatment tool to ensure you and your family can deal with the day to day issues of and other disorders.

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