Osteopath Balwyn - Whitehorse Road - Spring Osteo Clinic - Headaches - Back pain - Pain relief

Osteopath treatments

Who we treat

Our osteopaths treat patients through many stages of life including:

  • Babies and children
  • Teenagers with study strains
  • Pregnant and post-natal women
  • Athletes (beginner to professional)
  • Members of the work force with computer or heavy lifting related pain
  • Seniors with general stiffness

What we treat

We treat many kinds of joint or muscular pain. Including:

  • Headaches and migraines: Studies show that 75% of the populations suffer one or more headaches each year. Common headaches involve pain in and around the face regions varying from an ‘ache’ to deeper ‘boring’ pain and even ‘pounding’.  The Spring osteopaths are trained to diagnose and manage such problems.
  • Back pain: Up to 80% of Australians suffer back pain at some point in their life. Our osteopaths consider the many factors that can contribute to your back pain and recommend treatment that may include an osteopath management plan, exercise, massage or referral.
  • Neck and shoulder pain: The neck and shoulder are prone to injury. Treatment depends on the cause, but may include soft tissue massage, mobilisation to stretch tight muscles and other soft tissue structures, mobilisation or manipulation of the joint or specific exercise programs.
  • Sports injuries: Common injuries that our osteopaths treat include ankle strain; groin strain; hamstring strain; knee joint injuries and stress fractures, particularly in the lower limbs.   Each of our osteopaths come from a strong sports background and have a particular interest in this field.

What else we treat

  • Arthritic pain and stiffness
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Pregnancy and post-natal related pain
  • Elderly related pain
  • Postural related pain (heavy lifting and desk bound)
  • Whiplash
  • Study strain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Ask about other pain types and we’ll let you know

How we treat

We take a holistic approach to your treatment by reviewing your direct problem area as well as assessing your whole body and lifestyle.  This assists us to understand the cause of the problem and find ways for you to gain immediate and long-term relief; offer preventative solutions; and equip you with pain management skills.

We use our hands to treat you.  We work with your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons using a combination of stretch, massage, pressure point and manipulation techniques. Generally you would expect to see some changes to your condition within a couple of visits. Some patients book in for periodic check-ups, which assists us to recognise the indicators before the pain develops.

We have recently introduced Radial Shockwave Therapy as an adjunct to our osteopathy treatment.  Please click here for more information about this therapy and whether it may assist you.

Tools we may use

Whilst we mainly use our hands to treat you we also have a fully equipped clinic with additional tools to assist us.  These include:

  • Shockwave therapy
  • Dryneedling
  • Ultrasound
  • Pilates studio equipment and props including therabands

Who we work with

At Spring Osteo we work with a range of complementary medical, health and fitness practitioners to assist with achieving the best health results for you. We work with GPs, specialists, radiologists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, local gyms, personal trainers and naturopaths. When required we may refer you to these practitioners for further or dual treatment. We can also work with any existing practitioners you may already see and feel comfortable with.

 

Clinical exercise programs

Our clinical exercise programs are individualised and highly specific to your pain or injury. They are functional programs using current research for rehabilitation or pain management. We draw on exercises based on the Pilates method, as well as exercises outside of the Pilates scope using many forms of equipment. Our programs are provided by allied health professionals, offering clinical reasoning .

We hold our clinical exercise programs in our small studio, use a range of equipment including a reformer, wunder chair, bike, weights, therabands, mat and props.

Before you begin any programs, we will assess your pain and/or injury; asses your movement patterns; determine your requirements; and create a program using specific, individualised and targeted exercises to suit you. You will start with a 1:1 session and then you can choose to move to our semiprivate 1:3 sessions.

Most importantly, our clinical exercise programs may be used to manage your:

  • back pain including disc injuries;
  • neck and shoulder pain;
  • headaches;
  • chronic pain including recurring injuries;
  • postural complaints;
  • balance and coordination issues including falls prevention;
  • hip, knee and ankle pain;
  • shoulder and elbow pain
  • and more.

Clinical exercise programs

Initial assessments 

We start by inviting you to attend two 50 min 1:1 assessments, because we want to understand your needs first. At the first assessment we obtain your detailed case history. We will ask you to perform a series of tests and functional movements, which will allow us to tailor a clinical exercise program specific to your needs and goals. Before the second session, we will prepare a program specific to you.  In this second session we will demonstrate and guide you through your tailored program and show you how to use the equipment.

1:1 clinical exercise sessions

After you have completed your assessments, you may choose to continue with solo (1:1) sessions.  These are for 30 or 50 minutes and are conducted by one of our qualified allied health practitioners. 1:1 sessions work around you and you can book at any time your instructor is available.

1:3 clinical exercise sessions

Small group clinical exercise sessions run for 50 minutes and are conducted by our qualified allied health professionals. During the 1:3 sessions you will perform your specific program. Because we want you to receive adequate supervision and guidance we limit the size of the session to three people.

We have a number of  semi-private sessions running from Monday to Saturday. Please speak to your practitioner to find out if our clinical exercise programs would be right for you.

How you book

You don’t need a referral to make an appointment with us, you can simply book online or call 9830 7044.

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For more information about Osteopathy please go to www.osteopathy.org.au