Osteopath Marsfield

 

 

Osteopath near Marsfield

“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 Marsfield – Looking for a great Osteopath just a few minutes drive from Marsfield? Ryde Natural Health Clinic is the right place! Our practitioners are the leading Osteopaths near Marsfield area and have years of experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteopath near Marsfield – How Osteopathy care can help you.

When the joints in your body are moving as they were intended to be moved, and when these joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues supporting them (the muscles, fascia and ligaments), then you generally shouldn’t develop musculoskeletal pain at all unless you’ve experienced an injury. That said, why then do so many people experience aches and pain? The problem stems from the fact that none of us regularly use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used – we don’t carry, throw, climb, swim and run all day as we’re designed to. Rather we sit, lay and stand in awkward motionless positions that result in some of our joints stiffening up, which leaves other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example.…

The human spine is made up of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. When all of these spinal joints are moving well, the workload that is taken on by these joints is distributed optimally – that is, it is shared around evenly so that each joint plays its part and no one joint is overworked.

Problems begin to arise however, after years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits which cause many of these joints to jam up. While you’re only going about your regular daily activities you may not notice any problems at all, but when you attempt to lift something heavier than you usually would, or move, twist or bend in a way that you haven’t done for some time, 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 the strain is large enough or carried out repeatedly, then you could end up with one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.

 

Osteopaths are professionally trained to identify joints in the body that aren’t moving optimally, and to correct this joint motion. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again ‘shared around’ evenly to all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has been shown to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Migraines, headaches 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.

What to expect during your first visit with an Osteopath?

During your first consultation, the Osteopath will take note of your detailed case history. This will establish when your pain first started, what your current symptoms and concerns are and how they have changed with time, the treatments (if any) you have received thus far, and the impact your condition may be having on your life.

After learning of the history of your condition, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination. This examination will include various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.

Once the underlying cause/s of your condition have been determined (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 main priority being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.

Osteopathy treatment techniques used by your treating Osteopath may include:

  • Spinal manipulation (Also known as an ‘adjustment’)
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Muscle energy technique (MET)
  • Soft tissue /massage
  • Counterstrain
  • Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
  • Myofascial release
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Exercises

Osteopathy treatments are not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

Unlike the conventional approach to medicine, which quite often emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask presenting symptoms, Osteopaths take the time needed to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place. Once the underlying problem has been identified, a series of steps will be put into place in order to resolve the issue.

Osteopath near Marsfield. Osteopathic education

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

There are many varied styles of Osteopathy treatment. At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and
will adapt their treatment technique to suit you and your specific needs.

 

Osteopathy near Marsfield – Fees

Initial consultations with an Osteopath are $110.

Subsequent follow-up consultations are $90.

*Most health funds provide a rebate for Osteopathy services, and we can swipe your card on the spot!

Osteopath near Marsfield. Why Choose Us?

  • Our Osteopaths Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia are specialists in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services, including Osteopathy. (We can swipe your card on the spot!).
  • Your sessions are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • Appointments are available when you need them – from as early as 7am through to as late as 8:30pm so you don’t have to skip work for your appointment!
  • Parking is easy – it’s free, and available right at our door!

 

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