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Osteopath Ivanhoe

Info Relinque - Friday, October 24, 2014

Osteopath Ivanhoe

Relinque Sports & Spinal Group is home to Ivanhoe's leading and most respected Osteopaths. Situated on Upper Heidelberg road, less than 500M from Ivanhoe train station, we offer a range of services including Osteopath, Pilates and Remedial Massage. Our integrated approach to your treatment means our entire expert team is looking after your health, ensuring you receive the best treatment at the right time.

What is an Osteopath?

Osteopath use a form of manual therapy that recognizes the important relationship between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths are musculoskeletal specialists who rely upon their highly developed palpation skills to identify important areas of ‘dysfunction’ within your body.

Osteopathy treatment revolves around the core belief that your body is a unit, and if one part of your body is restricted then the rest of your body must adapt and compensate. It is the role of the Osteopath to remove the area of restriction within your body, therefore decreasing stress and tension in other parts of your body.

An Osteopath uses a variety of techniques including massage, stretching, mobilization, and joint manipulation to release these areas of muscle tension and joint restrictions within your body.

Our Osteopaths are experienced in treating people of all ages, we regularly treat babies, primary school children and the elderly, as well as everyone in between!

Why see an Osteopath?

Whilst Back pain, Neck pain, and Headaches are the most common complaints the Osteopaths see at our clinic, Osteopathy also provides very effective relief from a range of problems including sporting injuries, back pain during or after pregnancy, arthritic pain and muscle strains from poor posture.

What can I expect when I visit an Osteopath?

When you first visit an Osteopath a thorough case history will be taken. An examination will then be performed to determine areas of restriction or pain. Osteopaths gain most of the information from the examination through palpation of the key areas within your body. The Osteopath may require x-rays, further scans or blood tests to allow a complete diagnosis so an appropriate treatment plan can be developed for you.

Osteopaths take a holistic approach to your health. Not only will the Osteopath identify your source of pain, but they will also identify any other areas that may be influencing the problem area. For example, if you have a sore back, your Osteopath may also consider your leg muscles, knees and feet.

Since Osteopaths take a holistic approach to your health it is vital that you see a registered Osteopath who has experience with your presenting complaint to make sure you receive the best possible treatment.

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