28 Aug Benefits of Osteopathy
Why Choose Osteopathy?
Around 3.5 million Australians visit an osteopath every year. That’s the claim made in a 2018 BMC Health Services Research paper. To put that number into perspective, it’s around twice the total attendance for the entire A-League season and finals every year.
Osteopathy is a unique health practice which recognises the link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. An osteopath can treat a range of disorders, including neck pain, back pain, arthritis, sciatica, headaches, and vertigo. They are also effective at treating repetitive strain and overuse injuries, pregnancy related discomfort, tendonitis and sports injuries.
Treatment revolves around a core belief that if one part of the body is restricted then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate. An osteopath’s focus therefore is on your whole body. They will use a number of hands-on methods including spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage and stretching, among others, and the gentle approach makes it suitable for a wide range of people and conditions.
Osteopathy also provides comfort for those in chronic pain and looks to prevent issues from recurring down the track. Osteopaths work through rehabilitation exercises and also look at lifestyle factors that may actually turn out to be the root cause of problems.
You can expect osteopathy to increase the range of motion in joints and deal with poor posture. The treatments focus on the underlying cause of pain and discomfort, and help to alleviate pain and tightness in muscles and joints.
Our Treatment Process:
At Relinque Sports and Spinal Group, we’ve been serving Ivanhoe and the surrounding area for more than twenty years and have a team of experienced osteopaths who treat individuals, families, children and the elderly, and even elite athletes. We follow a treatment process that we’ve refined over that time to ensure our clients get the best treatment, at the right time.
If you’d like to know more about how our osteopaths can help you, call Relinque on 03 9499 9644 to book an appointment.