What To Expect During Your First Visit to an Osteopath in Melbourne City

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Are you looking to arrange an appointment in one of our two Osteopathy clinics in Melbourne (one in Swanton Street and the other in Queen Street) and wondering what to expect on your visit? How are Osteopathic services performed? These are valid concerns and something that you may want to consider if you are going to get the most benefit from the treatment.

What can some of the best Osteopaths in Melbourne do for you?

During your first osteopathy session, the osteopath will ask about your symptoms, health problems and any medical care you have been receiving before the examination. The osteopath will then examine you to uncover problem areas in the body — weakness, tenderness and tension, especially in the spine.

At the end of the consultation, your Osteopath can then discuss what he or she can do to treat the problem and what is included in your treatment program. If necessary, your Osteopath may refer you to a GP for tests such as a blood exam or MRI scan to better identify the problem and recommend the best course of Osteopathic treatment.

Best practices in Osteopathy

An osteopath aims to revive the normal function and balance of the joints to help the body naturally heal itself. They use their hands to heal the body in a variety of ways, using a range of techniques that help minimise pain, enhance motion and encourage blood flow. Such methods include:

  • deep tissue massage
  • stretching stiff joints and restoring the range of motion — joints are moved through a series of movements
  • deep quick thrusts to the spinal column that produce a clicking noise much like cracking your neck and knuckles

Osteopathy is not uncomfortable, although it is not uncommon to feel sore or stiff in the very first few days after treatment. In the case of Osteopathy sports injury centres, patients are given suggestions on self-help and workout recommendations to facilitate healing and improve performance in their chosen sport. You may be given tips on self-help and workout to help with healing and prevent symptoms returning or getting worse. If you feel any pain during or after treatment, always tell your osteopath.

Are you looking to get started with some of the best osteopaths in the Southern Suburbs of Melbourne? You can expect no less out of “City Osteopathy”! Phone us today on 03 9663 5450 or book an appointment at City Osteopathy here.

The Benefits of Seeing an Osteopath in Melbourne CBD

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Are you looking to see an Osteopath in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne but are unsure as to how it might benefit you? What is Osteopathy and is it worth paying for the treatment? These are good questions and a few things that you might be wondering about if you are new to the practice.

Simply put, Osteopathy is a field of manual medicine with the goal of bringing back the optimal state of the body by treating the underlying reasons for pain and functional imbalances. Such problems may have come about as a result of an injury, disease, tension and chronic stress of daily living. More importantly, Osteopathy supports the idea that the body has the innate ability to recover and manage such problems.

You can expect some of the best Osteopaths in Melbourne to treat your body by utilising a range of mild techniques which include the following:

  • Stretching stiff joints
  • A gentle massage to unwind the muscles and release tension
  • Restoring the flexibility and natural range of motion of the joints throughout the body

How an Osteopath from the Northern and Western Suburbs of Melbourne can help alleviate pain

Osteopaths in Melbourne City and the neighbouring suburbs can help manage pain and discomfort in a way that regards you as an individual and your body as a whole. Osteopathic techniques can be implemented to minimise and alleviate discomfort in various areas of the body including the head, neck, ankles and back pain.

You can expect the following benefits:

  • Alleviate pain and tightness in the muscles, and joints
  • Get rid of the underlying cause of pain and discomfort
  • Increase the range of motion in the joints
  • Deal with problems in the spine due to poor posture or injury
  • Offer a non-invasive treatment for persistent pain and discomfort
  • Helps pregnant women adapt to physical and hormonal changes in their body
  • Reduces tension in the body that causes a headache or a migraine

Osteopathy also offers advantages that most people tend to overlook such as providing comfort for people suffering from chronic diseases such as arthritis and Asthma. Moreover, the treatment can help prevent recurrence of an injury or acute health problems by improving lifestyle factors through a series of relaxation techniques through a series of relaxation techniques, exercise and dietary advice and education about risk factors.

Are you convinced that Osteopathy can prove highly beneficial for you and eager to get started? Your needs are in excellent hands here at “City Osteopathy”.  Call us today on 03 9663 5450 to arrange an appointment at either of our clinics — one at Swanton Street and the other at Queen Street Melbourne. In any case, our team of proven and highly reputable experts stand ready to give you nothing less than excellent Osteopathic services.

The low down on standing desks…

standing desksA growing body of research suggests too much sitting increases the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It may even cause premature death. The good news is that being physically active offers some protection against the harms of sitting; research shows standing or replacing sitting time with the activities of daily living (such as housework, gardening, or walking) could reduce the health risks posed by too much sitting.

Please read on for this very interesting article…

Fibromyalgia now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder…

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it.   Our Melbourne Osteopaths can help relieve your pain and improve your function, we have seen many Fibromyalgia pain patients.

Please click here to find out more….

fibromyalgia

 

Love Bikes? Come visit our mad keen bike riders at City Osteopathy….

Yep, the Tour has come and gone unfortunately. Team Orica Green Edge were in form, until the wet roads of Belgium created carnage!

If you have any bike riding injuries, you have two mad keen bike riders in both our Queen and Swanston st Clinics.  Our Melbourne CBD Osteopaths, Drew Blatchford has been busy doing his MTB events and Shane Heslop has just finished his attack on the Italian Alps and Dolomites, the highest and steepest roads in Europe! See the Stelvio below, one of the most iconic bike rides in the world situated in the Italian Dolomite mountains…

stelvio bike photo

 

A new, DRUG FREE way to treat inflammation and diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In this extremely interesting article, a neurosurgeon, Dr Kevin Tracey from the Finkelstein Institute has discovered a very measurable link between stimulating the vagus nerve (massively important nerve in the top part of your neck), and markedly reducing whole body inflammation.  This is very interesting to Osteopaths as it is  something proposed by our forebears over a hundred years ago!  Come in and talk to your Melbourne Osteopath at City Osteopathy about this fascinating research and click on the link to learn more….

vagus nerve and rheumatoid arthritis

http://m.theage.com.au/national/patient-heal-thyself-20140614-3a4z5.html?skin=smart-phone