What is Osteopathy?
Change your life and health now and book an appointment for osteopathy in Melbourne!
Osteopathy is a whole body approach to treating a wide range of aches, pains and other conditions affecting your joints, ligaments,
muscles, bones and nervous system.
Osteopathy, sometime referred to as osteopathic medicine, or osteopathic treatment,utilises
a holistic approach to healing the bodies muscular and skeletal system. Balancing of the body's muscles and subsequent correction
to posture is an important aspect of the treatment.
Whether you have an aching jaw or persistent back pain, an osteopath is skilled at finding the cause of, and treating, a wide range of painful conditions. Joint pain, nerve entrapment, misaligned bones
and injured muscles and ligaments are just some of the issues an osteopath can help you with. They can also treat some digestive complaints.
Osteopathy can treat a wide range of conditions, including (but not limited to):
Osteopathy can give you effective, fast and long lasting results, that free you from pain and get your body moving freely
How does Osteopathy work?
Seeing an osteopath sooner, rather than later, is a wise move. Left untreated, conditions such as niggling pains or injuries that
you ‘accept’ and live with are very likely to evolve into chronic and more serious conditions. Mild pains are the start of a ‘slippery
slope’ that can eventually lead to chronic pain and disability, with a significant impact on your enjoyment of life.
For example, you may have a mild back or neck pain that you have become ‘accustomed’ to. You may not notice the gradual ‘creep’ of tightness
and restriction of movement that it brings – until one day you ‘suddenly discover’ you can no longer easily or safely do activities
or jobs that you used to do.
What happens during an appointment?
Your osteopath will discuss your pain or other issues with you and make an assessment of your condition. They will then use various soft tissue
techniques, joint mobilisations and manipulations to treat your injury or condition and improve function in your body. They will also prescribe
specific exercises or stretches for you to do at home to help support the treatment.
Is it safe?
Yes. In Australia osteopaths must train for five years to become qualified. They have in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and a
thorough knowledge of medical conditions and diagnosis. They know what they can treat, and when they need to refer you to other medical specialists.
Your safety is always the top priority.
Does my private health fund cover my osteopathic treatment?
Treatment is covered under the extras cover or ancillary benefits of most major health insurers. Our centre offers HiCAPS service, allowing
for your rebate to be applied instantly.
Free Posture Assessment
Make an Appointment
As a special service to our clients, Vitalchi is pleased to offer you a free Posture assessment conducted by Dr. Tanvi Chawla. This is
a great way to find out the state of your posture, your muscular and skeletal system and also learn how we can help improve your overall
health and wellbeing. Contact us now on (03) 9894-0014 to book in for your free check-up.
Osteopathy can help treat your aches, pains and other conditions.
Dr Tanvi Chawla
is our resident Melbourne osteopath. Tanvi specialises in headaches, chronic stress,
neck pain, sciatic pain, asthma & breathing problems and more.
Request an appointment
online today and feel better faster. If you prefer, you can email
us, or phone us on (03) 9894-0014. We will be pleased to help you. Our clinic in Blackburn, Melbourne, is open six days a week.