Colour image of a Geelong Osteopath's two hands treating a patients lower back in the prone position.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic medicine focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its importance in the health of the individual.

Osteopaths apply the philosophy of treating the whole person to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illness using manual and physical therapies.

Current research suggests that a multi-modal approach (eg: manipulative therapy, exercise and education) provides better outcomes than a single therapy approach. Osteopathic treatment uses this multi-modal focus with the ‘hands on’ approach being accompanied by exercise instruction and rehabilitation regimes, appropriate use of medication, ergonomic advice, dietary modification and counselling when necessary.

We have over twenty years experience in the treatment of people of all ages including pregnant women, school children, athletes, adults and seniors. 

What do we treat?

Common conditions can include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Disc complaints
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle, bursa and tendon conditions ( strain, tear, bursitis, tendinopathies)
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain Eg: rotator cuff injury, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome…
  • Hip, knee, foot and ankle pain Eg: FAI, meniscal injury, shin splints, plantar fasciitis…
  • Pregnancy related back and pelvic pain
  • Childhood musculoskeletal conditions
  • And more…