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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

- Sciatica

- 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.

Locations

Kew

308A High St, Kew, 3101

03 9882 3291

 

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Heidelberg

70 Yarra Street Heidelberg VIC 3084

03 9457 7474

 
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Reservoir

2 Orrong Avenue Reservoir VIC 3073

03 9469 3157

 

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Footscray

Suite 8, 30 Eleanor Street, Footscray VIC 3011

03 9304 7356

 

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