Osteopath Denistone

 

Osteopath near Denistone

“Many people think they have to live with their pain, which is usually not the case. Rather than relying on temporary pain relief, visit one of the team at RNHC – we’ll identify the underlying cause of your pain and lead you through a process of fixing it. ”
– Dr Kevin Finnan, Osteopath.
 

 

Osteopath near Denistone – Looking for a great Osteopath near Denistone? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic’s practitioners are leading Osteopaths in the Denistone area and are highly experienced in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal concerns.

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
  • Our Osteopathy Team:

    Dr. Daniel Joiner

    Osteopath Dr. Daniel Joiner

    Daniel studied his Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at the University of Western Sydney before completing his Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University.

    Growing up, Daniel experienced growth pains and found relief after being treated by an Osteopath, starting his journey to becoming an Osteopath after realising the benefit Osteopathy can have to people from all walks of life.

    In 2008 Daniel took a break from his Osteopathic career to join the Royal Australian Army as an infantry soldier in the Royal Australian Regiment. He served for 6 years and served two tours overseas in East Timor and Afghanistan. As a result of his service in Afghanistan Daniel suffered a career ending back injury, which caused him to leave the army in 2013 to resume his career in Osteopathy.

    Dr Patricia Thomas

    Osteopath Dr Patricia Thomas

    Patricia has worked in health care since 1989, and in the 90's was attracted to studying Osteopathy due to her own experiences as a patient.

    Since completing her Bachelors of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and Masters of Osteopathy at the University of Western Sydney, Patricia quickly developed a reputation for excellence, which lead her to serving several years as the national president of the 'Australian Osteopathic Association' (now called 'Osteopathy Australia').

    While Patricia's background and experience allows her to help people from many walks of life, with a variety of aches and pains, she has a particular interest in patients with neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, as well as knee and ankle concerns.

    When not at work, Patricia enjoys the beach, kayaking, hiking, or pretty much anything that takes her into the great outdoors!

    Dr. Jordan Rosewarne

    Jordan began his career through a fascination of human movement and function and how we could influence this as practitioners. Prompting him to complete his Osteopathic degree at RMIT University in Melbourne.

    Working as a sports trainer with rugby and AFL clubs and gaining access to premier Sports Doctors and Physiotherapists allowed him to further his injury prevention and injury management knowledge. Additionally he completed a Strength and Conditioning internship at a renowned Melbourne S&C company to facilitate peoples return to function.

    He is experienced in treating neck, back and joint pain and sporting injuries of patients of most ages, from teenagers to the elderly. To complement these experiences he travelled to India treating in several hospitals alongside Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists aiding with rehabilitation post-surgery.

    He strives to take a holistic approach to your health exploring all aspects to achieve an active healthy lifestyle. Outside of servicing you he enjoys the outdoors and traveling, watching AFL (funnily enough a Sydney Swans supporter) and reading any books you recommend.

    Dr. Kevin Finnan

    Osteopath Dr. Kevin Finnan

    After suffering from chronic back pain for years on end, Kevin discovered Osteopathy and was so impressed with the results that he enrolled into the 5 year course the following year. Kevin utilises a variety of safe and effective hands on osteopathic techniques and offers a personalised treatment that is structured to assist you in reaching your own health goals.

    In addition to his roles at RNHC, Kevin currently tutors human anatomy, physiology and neuroscience to a variety of health and medical programs at the University of Western Sydney.

    Kevin is the principal Osteopath and a director of RNHC. His vision is to bring the knowledge and skills of osteopathic treatment to the people of Ryde.

    Dr. Kristopher Sanford

    Osteopath Dr. Kristopher Sanford

    Kristopher is a young and passionate osteopath from Melbourne, where he completed his Osteopathic degree at RMIT University, Victoria. With a keen interest in sport and active lifestyles, Kristopher worked throughout his university degree as a head sports trainer for a Premier League soccer club, as well as multiple AFL clubs and university teams.

    At the beginning of 2015 Kristopher travelled to Mumbai to work at a very well-known and progressive orthopaedic hospital where he used Osteopathy to aid in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients requiring orthopaedic surgery.

    He is passionate about treating people that are actively involved in their health and fitness, and strongly believes that everyone should be able to enjoy their exercise, be it professional or social, pain free.

    Dr Kuan Ng

    Osteopath Dr Kuan Ng Looking for Dr Kuan Ng? Kuan is currently on extended leave, and will be re-joining us later in the year.
    If you're a regular or past patient of Kuan's, do feel free to see another member of our team until he returns.

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 relieved 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
  • Counterstrain
  • Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
  • Myofacial release
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Exercises

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.

All of our Osteopaths 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 Denistone – 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?

  • Kris, Dan, Kevin and Patricia 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 you’re looking for a Osteopath near 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 7 days a week, so for the best Osteopathic care near Denistone – give us a call now!