Osteopath in North Ryde
– Dr Kevin Finnan, Osteopath.
Osteopath in North Ryde – Looking for a great Osteopath in North Ryde? Ryde Natural Health Clinic is the right place! Our practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in North Ryde area and are highly experienced treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Osteopath in North Ryde – How Osteopathy care can help you
If each joint in our bodies were moving as were intended, and if the joints are well stabilised by the soft tissues – which include the muscles, fascia and ligaments supporting them, then you usually wouldn’t develop musculoskeletal pain at all unless it were caused by an injury. So why do so many people experience regular aches and pains? The problem lies in the fact that we rarely 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. Rather we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that cause some of our joints to stiffen up, and therefore leaving 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. If all of these joints are moving well, then the workload absorbed by these joints is distributed in an optimal way, that is, it is shared around evenly so that each joint plays its part and no one particular joint is overworked.
Years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits can result in many of these joints jamming up, and this is when problems arise. You may not notice any problems at all when going about your regular day-to-day activities, however when you attempt to lift something heavier than you normally would, or bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of these joints have stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the only remaining joints that do move. If this strain is large enough or carried out repeatedly, this could result in one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.
Osteopaths are specifically trained to identify joints that aren’t move optimally, and to correct this joint motion. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again able to be ‘shared around’ to all of your joints and muscles as is intended.
The Osteopathic approach has demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of:
- Shoulder pain, neck pain and back pain
- Strains and spasms of muscles
- Nerve entrapments including sciatica, carpal tunnel and trigeminal neuralgia
- Headaches, migraines and jaw pain
- Arthritis and other joint conditions, and
- Sporting injuries
What to expect during your first Osteopathic consult
During your first session, your Osteopath will discuss your medical history in order to establish when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns are and how they may have changed over time, the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and the impact your symptoms and concerns may be having on your life.
After learning of the history of your condition, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, including 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 devise some treatment goals, with the main goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your joints and muscles.
Some osteopathy treatment techniques that your Osteopath will use during your ongoing care may include:
- Spinal manipulation (Also known as an ‘adjustment’)
- Joint mobilisation
- Muscle energy technique (MET)
- Soft tissue /massage
- Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
- Myofascial release
- Visceral manipulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
Your treatment is not painful.
The Osteopathy Difference:
Unlike the conventional approach to medicine, which often utilises pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, osteopaths take the time to find the underlying cause(s) of your problems and why they developed in the first place. Your osteopath will also put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem, therefore alleviating your symptoms.
Osteopath in North Ryde – 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 numerous styles of practice within the Osteopathy discipline. At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and they can adapt their technique to suit you and your individual needs.
Osteopath in North Ryde – Osteopath Fees
An initial consultation with an Osteopath at North Ryde is $110.
Subsequent follow-up consultations are $90.
*Health Fund rebates are available on the spot for Osteopathy services.
Osteopath in North Ryde. Why Choose Us?
- Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia are specialists in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
- Health fund rebates are available on-the-spot for all of our services (For those with ‘extras’ cover).
- All consultations are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
- Appointments are available early (from 7am) to late (8:30pm) so we fit around your schedule.
- Parking is easy. (Free parking is available right at the door).
If you’re looking for an Osteopath in North Ryde, it’s worth the drive to Ryde Natural Health Clinic!