Osteopath Meadowbank

 

Osteopath near Meadowbank

“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 Meadowbank. Looking for a great Osteopath just a few minutes from Meadowbank? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic practitioners are leading Osteopaths near Meadowbank area and have many years experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteopath near Meadowbank – How Osteopathy care can help you.

When each joint in your body is moving the way it was intended to move, and when these joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues (the muscles, fascia and ligaments) that support them, there is usually no reason at all to develop musculoskeletal pain unless you have experienced 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 climb, carry, swim, run and throw all day as we’re designed to. Instead we tend to sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that result in some joints stiffening up, and leave our 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. When all of these joints are moving well, then the workload that is taken on by the spine is distributed optimally – it is shared around so that each joint plays a role and no joint is overworked.

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

 

Osteopaths correct the motion of joints that they identify as not moving optimally. By improving joint ‘mobility’ the workload of motion is once again able to be ‘shared around’ all of the joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic treatment approach has demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of many health complaints. These include:

  • 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 visit to an Osteopath?

Your first consultation with an Osteopath will begin with a detailed case history of your condition. Your Osteopath will aim to establish when your pain first started, what your current symptoms and concerns are and how they may have been affected by time, the treatments (if any) you have received in the past, and the impact your condition may be having on your life.

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

Once the underlying cause/s of your condition have been identified (this may or may not require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will devise some treatment goals, with the ultimate goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your joints and muscles.

Some of the Osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath will use in order to fulfill your treatment goals 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

Treatment provided by an Osteopath is not painful.

The Osteopathy difference:

Conventional approaches to medicine tend to emphasise the use of pharmaceuticals to mask presenting symptoms. Osteopaths work differently, as they take the time required to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, before putting into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem as well as the associated symptoms.

Osteopath near Meadowbank – Osteopathic education

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

 

Osteopath near Meadowbank – Fees

An initial consultation with an Osteopath at Ryde Natural Health Clinic is $110.

Subsequent consultations are $90.

*Health Fund rebates are available on the spot, with the majority of health funds providing a rebate for Osteopathy treatment.

Osteopath near Meadowbank – Why choose us?

  • Our Osteopaths Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications and are experts in their field.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services including Osteopathy. We can also swipe your card on the spot!
  • All Osteopathic consultations are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • We are available when you need us – appointments are available early (from 7am) to late (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 Meadowbank, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!