WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on improving your
health by addressing the various systems within the human body. An osteopath concentrates on your entire body, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, your spine and nervous system, to achieve long-term, sustainable results.
At Stay Strong Osteopathy Clinic, we take a holistic, patient- centred approach to help our patients stay strong and healthy and achieve optimum body function.
WHAT DOES STAY STRONG OSTEOPATHY TREAT?
Low back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Headaches or migraines
Postural tension or tightness
Hip and knee pain
Foot and ankle pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Muscle strain and tendon issues
Sports injuries (e.g. ankle sprains)
Pregnancy related pain and discomfort
At Stay Strong Osteopathy, we firmly believe in a direct approach to health and wellbeing. Our team use a range of osteopathic treatments to address your specific symptoms.
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DEEP SOFT TISSUE
Osteopathic soft-tissue techniques are more targeted than traditional massage and focus on muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Treatment may include massage, stretching, deep pressure and cupping.
HVLA JOINT ADJUSTMENTS AND MANIPULATION
HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude) joint manipulation is a gentle and safe way to restore a normal range of motion and ease pain. HVLA is often accompanied by a popping or cracking sound as gas bubbles are released from the fluid within the joint.
DRY NEEDLING & ELECTRO DRY NEEDLING
Dry needling uses fine filament needles to help loosen trigger points within the muscle fibres. Electro dry needling is a modified form of dry needling treatment that applies an electrical stimulation through the needle to prolong pain relief.
Fire cupping – also known as myofascial cupping – is an ancient therapy that involves applying small glass suction cups to your skin to release tightness and improve blood flow in the underlying muscle and surrounding areas.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) is a manual treatment that uses specialised tools to gently move and scrape the skin and soft tissue to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
TENS MACHINE THERAPY
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) can be used for relief of the pain associated with a range of conditions. Small pads are stuck to the skin and deliver small electrical impulses that block signals from the nerves to the spinal cord and brain, providing pain relief and improving local circulation.
MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES
Muscle energy techniques are a type of manual therapy used to lengthen and strengthen muscles and improve the range of motion of joints. Your osteopath will provide controlled resistance while you push against them and repeat this process several times to encourage muscle flexibility.
Fascial release is a hands-on technique that releases tension in the fascia – the connective tissue that supports and protects the body’s muscles and organs. Fascia can become tight and inflexible over time due to injury, inflammation, surgery or poor posture; releasing fascial tension eliminates pain and restores a full range of motion.
Exercise rehabilitation sees your osteopath build a personalised exercise and training program to help you manage pain or disability, prevent injuries and optimise your body’s function.
TAPING & BRACING INTERVENTION
Our osteopaths use sports tape or bracing to provide support to a joint to relieve pain, improve stability and prevent the occurrence or recurrence of an injury in a vulnerable part of your body. Both interventions can assist with acute and chronic conditions.
Book online or call Stay Strong Osteopathy Clinic on 0466 034 637 to make an appointment.