What Does An Osteopath Treat?

The short answer is an Osteopath treats the same conditions as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist! This includes everything from muscle pain and joint related issues through to sciatica and sporting injuries.

At the Geelong Osteopathy Group, our experienced Osteopaths regularly treat, educate and manage patients for a range of common musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. The cause and effect of these conditions vary significantly. Some may be niggly in nature and can respond quickly to the right care whilst others can be extremely debilitating and may require a comprehensive treatment and management approach.

Geelong Osteopath provides effective relief for back pain.

Common conditions Osteopaths treat.


Back pain

Neck pain



Muscle strain

Sporting injuries

“If you are suffering from any of these conditions and need an Osteopath, our team is ready to help, call us on 0455 507 710 or BOOK ONLINE”

Osteopaths are well trained in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteopathy is one of the fourteen nationally registered AHPRA health professions. As such Osteopaths must undertake a minimum of 5 years of tertiary education and are comprehensively trained in musculoskeletal diagnosis, medical pathology, manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.

Osteopathic treatment is hands on.

Applying techniques including soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching and joint manipulation, Osteopathic treatment can reduce pain and inflammation, release tight muscles and restore proper movement and function to the body.

Osteopath treating a patient's rolled ankle (sports injury).

Osteopaths take a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.  

Whilst a GP referral is not required, Osteopaths support a multi-disciplinary approach and work alongside other health professionals.

About our Osteopaths

Drs Alastair Tehan and Jessica Nicholls are experienced Osteopaths with a broad range of skills and techniques that may assist you to recover from injury and improve your health. In addition to their 20+ years of clinical experience they hold senior University appointments making them uniquely positioned to provide holistic, evidence based Osteopathic care.

Find out more about them here

If you are looking for an Osteopath in Geelong, our team is ready to help, call us on 0455 507 710 or BOOK ONLINE

This article is for information purposes only. Please consult your Osteopath or primary healthcare professional for further information.

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