Osteopath near Chatswood
– 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
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
- Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
- Myofascial release
- Visceral manipulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
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!