Osteopathy is slightly different to physiotherapy and chiropractic care. It is a hands on evidence-informed manual therapy that aims to improve your movement and function to promote good health and healing. Osteopathy recognises the important link between the structures of the body and the way it works. Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health and well being.
Osteopaths use a range of approaches to enhance function, including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation for ligaments and joints), exercise therapy and programming, equipment prescription, lifestyle advice and patient education. Osteopaths determine the mix and frequency of treatment and management approaches using skilled clinical evaluation and diagnostic approaches.
In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete minimum accredited university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis and osteopathic techniques.
What Can Osteopaths Treat?
Osteopaths can treat a wide variety of conditions:
- Musculoskeletal approach to dizziness
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow or wrist pain
- Hip or knee pain
- Sporting injuries
An Osteopath's main focus is to find where and why a pain or problem has arisen and treat the cause whilst educating a patient on how to prevent its return. This will ensure the best possible health and wellness outcomes for you.
Find out more at www.ipswichosteopathy.org