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Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognises the important link between the structure of the body
and the way it functions. 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 and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and
ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.

At Ascot Vale Osteopathy, we can treat you for any musculoskeletal injury or pains. These injuries include:

  • Spinal Pain

Ranging from acute to chronic pain, disc injuries, pelvic and abdominal instability, scoliosis, sciatica and lumbago.

  • Neck Pain

Muscular tension, whiplash injuries.

  • Headaches

Tension headaches, migraines, jaw tension.

  • Sporting Injuries

Such as tendonitis, shin splints, muscular tears.

  • Work injuries, both acute and chronic

All osteopaths at Ascot Vale Osteopathy are registered service providers with WorkSafe.

  • Pregnancy Related Pain

Both pre and post-natal care, including preparing the body for birth.

  • All types of arthritis

Osteopathy can play a significant role in pain management of many arthritic conditions.

  • The Elderly

Including joint pain, general mobility and stiffness.

  • Pain in shoulders, arms and wrists
  • Pain in hip, knees and ankles
  • Nerve pain
  • When used in conjunction with medical treatment

Osteopathy can be of value in reducing the severity of symptoms in conditions such as asthma, gynaecological dysfunction and chronic fatigue.


Consultation: What to expect

When initially arriving at Ascot Vale Osteopathy, all new patients will be asked to fill out a personal information form, detailing their injury, and any previous medical history details. In the following consultation, the Osteopath will take a full case history including past medical history and detail any points previously noted.

During the examination, the Osteopath will take a standard medical approach, using various orthopaedic and medical examinations, to determine the extent of movement available at certain joints, and to help determine the origin of pain.

Osteopaths utilise hands on techniques as the basis of treatment. A few examples of the many treatment techniques the Osteopath may use are massage, deep tactile pressure, stretching and joint mobilisation. The Osteopath may not only treat the sore or injured region, but also concentrate on other dysfunctional parts of the body affecting the injury, incorporating the holistic approach to treatment.

Osteopaths utilise hands on techniques as the basis of treatment. A few examples of the many treatment techniques the Osteopath may use are massage, deep tactile pressure, stretching and joint mobilisation. The Osteopath may not only treat the sore or injured region, but also concentrate on other dysfunctional parts of the body affecting the injury, incorporating the holistic approach to treatment.

Finally, the Osteopath may prescribe specific rehabilitation or preventative measures to incorporate into your work, home or sporting activities. At Ascot Vale Osteopathy, we believe that long term prevention is the result of a cooperative effort between patient and practitioner. The key to preventing health problems recurring and to developing long-term solutions lies in increasing patient awareness of the causes of problems, and in giving them the help they need to take responsibility for their own health. This is achieved by:

 

If you are a WorkSafe, Traffic Accident Commission, or Department of Veteran’s Affairs patient, please note that all Osteopaths at Ascot Vale Osteopathy are registered service providers with these corporations. Please notify the receptionist of this when you are making your next appointment.