Osteopathy

 

Looking for an Osteopath?

Looking for a great Osteopath? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic Osteopath’s Dr Daniel Joiner, Dr Jordan Rosewarne, Dr Kristopher Sanford, Dr Kevin Finnan, and Dr Kuan Ng are Ryde’s leading Osteopaths and have extensive experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • 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

Ryde Natural Health Clinic is open 8am – 8pm, 7 days, so call 9878 5021 to book your first appointment- we may even be able to see you today!

  • 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.

Osteopathy – What to expect at your first appointment:

At your first session, your Osteopath will ask you about the history of your problem to establish when and where the symptoms first started and how they may have changed over time, the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and the impact your pain may be having on your life.

After learning of the history of your pain, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, which comprises of various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints. Generally, none of these tests are painful, however if you are in acute pain, your Osteopath may ask you to demonstrate what positions and movements reproduce or exacerbate your pain.

After identifying the underlying cause/s (which usually don’t, however occasionally do require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will set some treatment goals, with the ultimate goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.

Osteopathy treatment style:

At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are highly trained ‘structural’ Osteopaths and will adapt their treatment and techniques based on your needs. The Osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath will use include:

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

Treatments are generally not painful.

How Osteopathy is different:

Unlike the conventional approach to medicine, which emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask or manage 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.

How Osteopathy can help you:

If every joint in your body is moving as it was intended, and if the joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues (muscles, fascia and ligaments) supporting them, then you shouldn’t really develop musculoskeletal pain at all unless you experience an injury. So why do so many people experience aches and pains? The problem lies in the fact that none of us use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used – we don’t run, swim, climb, carry and throw all day as we are designed to. Instead we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that result in some joints stiffening up, leaving other joints to do all the work.

Let’s use the spine as an example.…

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

Problems arise when after years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits results in many of these joints jamming up. While going about your regular activities you may only notice some dull achy pain, but when you try to lift something heavier than you usually do, or bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of the joints have stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the remaining joints that do move. If the strain is large enough or carried out repeatedly, then you may end up damaging the structures that support and surround those joints, or develop ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or a problem with a disc.

Osteopaths are trained to identify joints that don’t move optimally, and to correct joint motion. By improving joint ‘mobility’ the workload of motion is once again ‘shared around’ all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

Ready to get started? Call 9878 5021