Dr Kevin Finnan, Osteopath.
Osteopath near Denistone. How Osteopathy care can help you.
When the joints in our bodies are moving as they were intended to be moved, and when these joints are well supported and stabilised by our soft tissues (which include our muscles, ligaments and fascia) then there is generally no reason for musculoskeletal pain to develop, unless of course you have sustained an injury. However, many of us regularly experience aches and pain. The reason for this lies in the fact that we rarely use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used. We don’t carry, throw run, swim and climb all day as our bodies were designed to do. Rather we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that cause some of our joints to stiffen up, leaving other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example.…
Your spine is made up of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. If all of these joints are moving well, then the workload that is taken on by these joints is distributed optimally- it is shared around so that each joint plays its part and no joint is overworked.
Problems arise after years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits which result in many of these joints jamming up. While you’re only going about your regular activities you may not notice any problems at all, but when you try to lift something heavier than you usually do, or bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of the joints have stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the remaining joints that do move. If the strain is large enough or carried out repeatedly, then you may end up with one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.
Osteopaths are trained to identify joints that don’t move optimally, and to correct joint motion. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again distributed evenly across all of your joints and muscles as is intended.
The Osteopathic approach has demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of:
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Muscle strains and spasms
- Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
- Headaches, migraine and jaw pain
- Arthritis and other joint conditions, and
- Sporting injuries
What to expect during your first Osteopathic consult.
Your first session will begin with your Osteopath taking a detailed case history of your condition. This includes establishing when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns currently are and how they have changed with time, the treatments (if any) you have recieved to date, and the impact your pain may be having on your life.
Following your case history, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, comprising of various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.
After identifying the underlying cause/s of your condition (which may or may not require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will set some treatment goals, with the ultimate goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.
The osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath may use during your treatment include:
- Spinal manipulation (Also known as an ‘adjustment’)
- Joint mobilisation
- Muscle energy technique (MET)
- Soft tissue work and massage
- Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
- Myofacial release
- Visceral manipulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
Osteopathic treatment is not painful.
The Osteopathy Difference:
In contrast to conventional medicine, which often emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, osteopaths aim to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, and then put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem.
Osteopath near Denistone. Osteopathic education.
Both our Osteopaths Kevin and Kuan have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education – a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science – Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.
There are many varied styles of Osteopathy treatment. Here at Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and
can adapt their technique to suit you and your individual needs.
Osteopaths near Denisotne – Fees
Initial Osteopathic consultation are $110.
Subsequent consultations are $90.
*Most health funds provide a rebate for Osteopathy services (for those with ‘extras’ cover). Here at Ryde Natural Health Clinic we can swipe your card on the spot!
For an Osteopath near Denistone – Why choose us?
- Our osteopaths have obtained the highest qualifications and are specialists in their field.
- On-the-spot health fund rebates are available for all of our services (For those with ‘extras’ cover).
- All sessions are carried out in clean, private, air-conditioned rooms.
- Appointments are available early (from 7am) to late (8:30pm) making it easy to book around your schedule.
- Free parking is available right at our door!
If your looking for a Osteopath just minutes from Denistone, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!
Book your first Osteopathic session today!
We realise that at times it can be difficult to visit medical practitioners during business hours so we’ve extended ours – Osteopathic appointments are available from 7am to as late as 8:30pm. Our clinic reception team is ready to take your call 8am-8pm Weekdays, and 8am-2pm Saturdays so for the best Osteopathic care near Denistone – give us a call now!.