Osteopath Chatswood

 

Osteopath near Chatswood

“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 Chatswood – Looking for a great Osteopath near Chatswood? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in the Chatswood area, and have comprehensive experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and concerns.

Osteopath near Chatswood – 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 (muscles, ligaments and fascia) then there is really no reason for musculoskeletal pain to develop, unless of course an injury has been sustained. However, many of us experience regular aches and pains, and the reason for this is 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 result in some joints stiffening up and 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 of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. If each of these joints is moving well, then the workload that is taken on by these joints is optimally distributed – it is shared around evenly so that each joint plays its part and no one particular joint is overworked.

It is after years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits resulting in many of these joints jamming up, that problems begin to arise. You may not notice any problems at all whilst going about your usual daily activities, however when you try to lift something heavier than you usually would, or bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of the joints have already stiffened up, all of the strain is placed upon the remaining joints that are able to move. If this strain is large enough or carried out continuously, then you could end up with one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.

Osteopaths are specifically trained to identify joints that don’t move optimally, and to correct the motion of these joints. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again ‘shared around’ each 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 including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraines 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. 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 NgLooking 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 to an Osteopath – What to expect

During your first session, your Osteopath will take your case history. This will include establishing when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns are and how they may have changed over time, outlining the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and assessing the impact your pain may be having on your life.

After learning of the history of your pain or 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 of your pain (which may or may not require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will devise 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)
  • Myofascial release
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Exercises

Your Osteopathic treatment is not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

In contrast to the conventional approach to medicine, which emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, osteopaths take the time required to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, and put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem.

Osteopath near Chatswood – Osteopathic education

All of our Osteopaths have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education, which includes a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

There are many various styles of Osteopathy. Our Osteopaths at Ryde Natural Health Clinic are structural Osteopaths and can adapt their technique to suit you and your individual needs.

 

Osteopaths near Chatswood – Osteopath Fees

Initial consultations are $110.

Subsequent follow-up consultations are $90.

*Health Fund rebates are available for Osteopathy consultations and we can swipe your card on the spot.

For an Osteopath near Chatswood – Why Choose Us?

  • Kris, Dan, Patricia and Kevin are experts in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services (We can swipe your card on the spot!).
  • All sessions are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • Appointments are available 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. (Free parking is available right at the door).

 

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