Osteopaths in Blackburn

What is Osteopathy?

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.

Treatable conditions

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):

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Osteopathy can give you effective, fast and long lasting results, that free you from pain and get your body moving freely once again.

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.

This is where osteopathy becomes more than a treatment, but also a prevention of more serious conditions developing. Treat your pains now by making an appointment at our Blackburn osteopathy clinic today.  Call today on (03) 9894 0014, or click here to book an appointment.

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 their 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 your rebate to be applied instantly.

Free posture assessment

As a special service to our clients, Vital Chi 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.

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