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Healing Hands: Let us treat you

Osteopathy revolves around the principle that your overall physical health relies on your musculoskeletal system working in seamless harmony. This non-invasive physical therapy involves moving, stretching, and massaging a person’s muscles and joints to detect, treat, and prevent health problems.

At Healing Hands Osteopathy, our expert osteopaths are well-versed in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries such as osteoarthritis and sporting injuries. We believe in a very gentle but structured approach to treatment and make your comfort our number one priority.

How We Can Help

Our osteopathic treatments have proven beneficial for numerous health issues, including but not limited to:

We can also treat headaches, migraines, sciatica, knee and ankle pain and plantar fasciitis as well as common golfing injuries such as golfers’ elbow. If you are unsure whether osteopathy can help your injury, call us today to discuss it with an expert.

Besides osteopathic treatments, we also provide remedial massages to loosen your muscles, pregnancy massages to relax pregnant mothers, and 1-on-1 functional osteopathic exercise classes to complement osteopathic treatment.

Duration and Pricing

Initial Consultation

Up to 60 minutes

$131

*first consultation only

Standard Consultation

Up to 30 minutes

$101

 

Extended Consultation

Over 45 minutes

$131

 

Long Consultation

Over 60 minutes

$161

 

*We offer EFTPOS and HICAPS facilities for you to claim your private healthcare rebate on the spot.
If your GP has put you on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan, you may be eligible to have some of your treatments covered by Medicare. You can speak to your GP or call us to clarify your eligibility.

Our Process

STEP 1

On your first visit, you will be asked to fill in a personal information sheet with questions on your complaint and your past medical history. Your osteopath will also take a detailed history during consultation – it is important to be as detailed as possible for accurate diagnosis.

STEP 2

Next, your osteopath will perform a thorough examination relating to your injury. This will involve palpating (examining by touch) and moving your limbs and torso in multiple directions to reproduce your symptoms. You may be required to partially disrobe during the examination.

STEP 3

By now, your osteopath should have a working diagnosis and will treat you accordingly. We use a combination of soft tissue massage techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), counter strain techniques, functional articulatory techniques, joint manipulation techniques and cranial techniques. If you prefer or wish to avoid a particular style, you can tell them.

STEP 4

Finally, your osteopath will give you a detailed prognosis and provide recommendations. They may suggest a period of complete rest for everything to settle, or introduce stretches/home exercises to accelerate your recovery. This may involve heat/ice management, mobility exercises, ergonomic advice, stretches or targeted strengthening exercises.

FAQ

How do I know if osteopathic treatment is effective for me?

Osteopathy is commonly sought out by patients experiencing conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints. Using stretching and massage techniques, osteopaths can alleviate pain, relieve muscle tension, increase joint mobility, improve blood flow and more.

If you are unsure if osteopathic treatment would be effective for your condition, you can contact us to find out more.

How long will osteopathic treatment take to be effective?

The length of time and the number of osteopathic treatments required to get you better will depend on the severity of the injury. However, we can usually give a reasonable estimate depending on what tissue has been injured. For example, a sprain in the back may take 2-3 weeks to recover, whereas a “slipped disc” may take 6-8 weeks.

There are also other factors involved, such as age, previous injuries, the likelihood of re-aggravation. At the end of your first visit, your osteopath should be able to give a reasonable idea of how long it will take for you to recover.

What can I expect after an osteopathic treatment session?

Everyone responds to osteopathic treatment differently. In most post-treatment cases, patients will find that they have better mobility and experience an immediate reduction in pain. However, feeling sore and “worked on” for 24-48 hours after a treatment is normal and not uncommon.

If you are concerned that the osteopathic treatment has aggravated the injury or that the pain has not subsided within a few days, please contact your osteopath.

Will I need multiple osteopathic treatment sessions?

Your osteopath will advise you on the best course of action to take in order to treat your injury. A minor injury may only take two or three visits to resolve, while long-term injuries may be best treated by having ongoing osteopathic treatment at regular intervals to prevent flare-ups.

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