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.

Rohan Armstrong’s NYC marathon

Good to have Rohan  back now from the states after completing the NYC marathon.

Well done Rohan, not only on his great experience, but also with his leadership and mentoring of the group of runners as part of his runwell running coaching.

Thought we would add these photos just for the fun of it, shows how hard the marathon is, and how important it is to enjoy the sights as well!!

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Our new fab Osteopaths!

We are mega happy to welcome two new Osteopaths in Melbourne to our ever expanding team.

Dr Sofie Rasmussen, and Dr Clair Hurst.

Sofie Rasmussen  Sofie has a very keen interest in food and its relationship to gut and whole body health and has a very well read blog called Superfood by Sofie.  Check it out, its a great read!

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Claire has done many extra courses including Myoascial Cupping, dry needling and pilates courses in mat work.  She is an extremely keen sports nut and has a particular interest in treating and breaking down the chronic pain cycle that is so prevalent in todays society.

Three Osteopathic Tips for Runners

Osteopath Melbourne CBDWhether you do it simply for exercise, or you’re trying to build up your abilities and stamina towards achieving a personal goal like completing a marathon, running is simply a fantastic hobby to adopt. But like a lot of physical activities, if you approach it without the proper knowledge, you can end up not receiving the full benefits of the exercise, while also raising the potential to do yourself some significant harm.

With our tips below, you’ll be able to improve your running habit, as well as enhance its benefits to your overall lifestyle.

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Does Paracetamol help back pain?

Written by Dr Shane Heslop

2nd August 2014

 

According to the FIRST study to come out regards back pain and Paracetamol, the answer is a convincing NO!

Standard medical advice when you have back pain is to keep moving and take pain killers.  The standard medication to use has become Panadol following on from the known side effects of taking NSAIDs (Anti Inflammatories).

Unbelievably, we are now told that there has NEVER been a proper controlled study to assess the effectiveness of Paracetamol and back pain!  And now that one has been done by researchers in Sydney, and published  in the prestigious Lancet journal, shows that it has no effect on aiding recovery, or reducing the back pain.  Its effect in essence was exactly the same as placebo.  Read more with this link……

Please, if you are experiencing back pain, come in and get expert advice and treatment from our large group of experienced Melbourne Osteopaths here at City Osteopathy…:) We keep up to date with all the latest techniques, rehab and research and will always inform, educate and empower our patients recovery from this complex issue.