Sydney Osteopathy

About Sydney Osteopathy

Osteopathy is based on relationships between the body’s structure and the way it functions. For example, if muscles surrounding a hip joint are stiff, the range of movement of not only that hip joint will be reduced, but also joints such as the opposite hip, knee and ankle joints. Additionally, links may be made between the patient’s presenting complaint and other medical and psychosocial factors. As such, taking a detailed case history is essential to diagnosis and treatment and patient self-help.

Of equal importance is the examination where an osteopath will observe patients’ general posture and movement in conjunction with tests that examine ranges of motion in structures local, adjacent and distant to the area of complaint. Findings from an examination can be confirmed or denied with investigations such as imaging techniques and other clinical investigations.

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Once a diagnosis has been made and the patient is safe to treat, a wide range of non-invasive techniques such as deep and superficial soft tissue techniques, joint articulation and manipulation can be applied therapeutically. Furthermore, an osteopath can also recommend complementary assessment and treatment from other healthcare professionals that can help with other factors either raised in the case history or that become apparent during the management of the patient.

In Australia, osteopaths are university trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are trained to recognise conditions that require medical referral and are also trained to carry out standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal and nervous systems.

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) scheme. Osteopaths are also registered providers for workers compensation schemes, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy, founded in the late 1800s by Andrew Taylor Still, emerged from a desire to achieve optimal health without relying heavily on surgery and medicine. The American School of Osteopathy, established in 1892, marked the beginning of this holistic approach.

Osteopathy is more than a therapy; it’s a gateway to pain relief and restored bodily function. Practised by skilled osteopaths, this holistic approach utilises manipulation, mobilisation, exercise, and soft tissue work to alleviate discomfort and to diagnose the root cause of your pain.

Imagine a treatment that sees beyond symptoms and aims to understand the unique composition of your body. Whether you’re dealing with chronic conditions, strains, or postural problems, osteopathy offers a ‘customised, tailored and personalised’ solution.

What sets Sydney osteopathy apart is its ability to address the whole body. From arthritic conditions to internal organ and system issues, osteopathy is a versatile therapy that provides relief and promotes preventive healthcare.

Comprehensive Services at Sydney Osteopathy Clinic

At Osteopath Sydney, we pride ourselves on providing a diverse range of services crafted to address a wide array of health concerns. Our team of skilled osteopaths at our clinic in Sydney, led by the experienced Dr. Phil Austin, is dedicated to delivering care that extends beyond mere symptom management.
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Osteopathy for Neck Pain

Neck pain can be a real discomfort, affecting daily life. Our specialised osteopathic treatments for neck pain aim not only to alleviate the immediate discomfort but also to understand and address the root causes, ensuring long-term relief and improved neck mobility.

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Osteopathy for Arthritis

Arthritis poses unique challenges, and our osteopathic approach is tailored to provide relief for arthritis-related symptoms. By focusing on joint health and mobility, we work towards enhancing your overall quality of life, empowering you to manage the impact of arthritis better.

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Osteopathy for Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings about profound changes in the body, and our osteopathic care for expectant mothers is centred around supporting these changes. From alleviating back pain to enhancing overall well-being, our pregnancy-focused osteopathy provides comfort during this special time.

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Ergonomic Assessment

Your daily activities and work environment are crucial to your musculoskeletal health. Our ergonomic assessments aim to identify and address factors contributing to discomfort, confirming that your surroundings promote optimal health and well-being.

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Osteopathy for Back Pain

Back pain can be debilitating, affecting both physical and emotional well-being. Our osteopathy clinic services in Sydney for back pain are tailored to your unique situation, focusing on relieving pain, improving mobility, and preventing recurrence.

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Osteopath for Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder can limit the range of motion and cause significant discomfort. Our osteopathic interventions for frozen shoulder target not only the shoulder joint but also the surrounding structures, promoting flexibility and reducing pain.

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Osteopathy for Tension Headaches

Tension headaches can be a result of various factors, including musculoskeletal issues. Our osteopath treatments for tension headaches take a holistic approach, addressing both the immediate symptoms and underlying causes.

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Osteopathy for Plantar Fasciitis

Foot pain, especially due to conditions like plantar fasciitis, can impact your mobility. Our specialised osteopathic care for plantar fasciitis aims to relieve pain and improve foot function, allowing you to move comfortably.

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Jaw Pain Osteo Therapist

Jaw pain can have diverse origins, from muscular issues to joint dysfunction. Our approach to jaw pain involves a thorough examination to identify the specific factors contributing to your discomfort, leading to targeted interventions.

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Osteopathy For Persistent Pain

Persistent pain requires a nuanced approach. Our osteopathic therapies for persistent pain are tailored to your unique situation, considering both physical and psychosocial factors, to provide comprehensive relief.

At Osteopath Sydney, our commitment to personalised care is evident in each of these services. We understand that your health needs are unique, and our practitioners are dedicated to tailoring their expertise to create a personalised treatment plan that aligns with your health goals.