What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is traditionally thought of as a very hands-on type of therapy involving lots of manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage, trigger point release, joint manipulation, and mobilization techniques.
Total PhysioCare's Approach
At Total PhysioCare we promote a very active form of osteopathy where the traditional methods are still used, but combined with a big focus on educating the patient to look after themselves through the use of exercise and advice on addressing other factors that might be part of the issue.
We know that pain is multifactorial, and each person’s situation is unique. Osteopaths will try to individualise care to each person’s situation.
What can osteopathy help with?
Basically, all musculoskeletal type conditions including but not limited to:
- Back/pelvic and neck pain
- Disc injuries
- Nerve compression/sensitisation
- Sports injuries
- Postural/ergonomics related pain
When should I choose to see an osteo vs a physio at Total PhysioCare?
Both types of practitioners will be able to help you out regardless of what the issue is. There will be differences in approaches between different practitioners in a similar way to how there will be between two different physios for example. With an osteo you can expect a combination of hands-on therapy using osteopathic techniques combined with more active approaches as described above.