Osteopath Gladesville

 

Osteopath near Gladesville

“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 Gladesville – Looking for a great Osteopath near Gladesville? Ryde Natural Health Clinic is the right place! Our practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in the Gladesville area and have many years experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and concerns.

Osteopath near Gladesville – How Osteopathy care can help you

When every joint in your body is moving in the way it was intended to move, and when these joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues (muscles, fascia and ligaments) that support them, there is generally no reason at all to develop musculoskeletal pain unless you experience an injury. Why then, do so many people experience aches and pains? The answer lies in the fact that none of us use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used. We don’t run, swim, climb, carry and throw all day as we’re designed to. Instead we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that result in some joints stiffening up, which then leaves our other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example…

The human spine is made up of many joints, and 33 vertebrae. If all of the joints in the spine are moving well, then the workload that is taken on by the spine is distributed optimally – it is shared around each joint evenly and no one joint is overworked.

Years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits results in many of these joints jamming up, and this is when problems begin to arise. You may not notice any problems while you’re only going about your regular daily activities, however when you try to lift something heavier than you usually do, or move, twist or bend in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of the joints have already stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the remaining joints that are still able to move. If this strain is large, or is carried out repeatedly, then you may end up with problems with a disc or one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine.

Osteopaths are trained professionals in identifying joints that don’t move optimally, and correcting this joint motion. Improving joint ‘mobility’ allows for the workload of motion to once again be ‘shared around’ all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has demonstrated to be very effective in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraine and jaw pain
  • Arthritis and other joint conditions, and
  • Sporting injuries
  • Our Osteopathy Team:

    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. 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 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.

Your first visit with an Osteopath – What to expect

Your Osteopath will begin your first consultation by taking a case history of your condition or complaint. This case history will outline when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns currently are and how these may have changed with time, details of the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and the impact your pain may be having on your life.

After taking your comprehensive case history, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, consisting of various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.

After identifying the underlying cause/s (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 will use in fulfilling this goal 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

Your treatment is not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

Unlike conventional medical approaches, which often emphasise the use of pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, an Osteopaths will take the time required 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 Gladesville – Osteopathic education

All of our Osteopaths at Ryde Natural Health Clinic have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education. This includes a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

Although there are numerous 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.

 

Osteopathy Fees

Initial Osteopathy consultations are $110.

Subsequent consultations are $90.

*Most health funds provide a rebate for Osteopathy services (for those with ‘extras’ cover), and we can swipe your card on the spot!

Osteopathy near Gladesville – Why Choose Us?

  • Our Osteopaths Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia are experts in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates available for all of our services, including Osteopathy, and we can swipe your card on the spot!
  • All consultations are carried out in private, clean, air-conditioned rooms.
  • We are available when you need us – appointments are available as early as 7am through to as late as 8:30pm, so we will always fit around your schedule!
  • Parking is easy – it’s free, and available right at our door.

 

If you’re looking for a Osteopath near Gladesville, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!