Common musculoskeletal conditions Osteopaths may treat
- Intervertebral disc injuries 
- Chronic lower back pain 
- Sciatica 
- Neck pain and headaches 
- Tendinopathies 
- Frozen shoulder 
- Muscle strains 
- Ligament/joint sprains 
- Arthritis 
- Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain 
- Postural related pains 
- Musculoskeletal sporting injuries
- Dancing related musculoskeletal injuries 
- Biomechanical related pain 
- Women’s and Men’s musculoskeletal pelvic pain 
The Osteopathic approach
The Philosophy of Osteopathy is what sets it apart from other forms of manual medicine where the key principle is based on wholistic health functioning together in an integrated manner.
Your treating Osteopath will assess and treat multiple regions of your body to ensure that the areas above and below where you’re experiencing pain are addressed as part of our wholistic approach. Your Osteopath will tailor the treatment to suit your needs with a multimodal approach consisting of a variety of structural hands on techniques such as;
• Deep and soft tissue release
• Articulation and mobilisation
• Trigger point therapy
• Manipulation of the spine
• Lymphatic drainage
• Myofascial release
Superficial Dry Needling
Superficial Dry Needling utilises fine sterilised acupuncture needles to effectively treat myofascial trigger points within muscle fibres . A myofascial trigger point is simply a bundle of muscular knots stimulated into a constant contracted state therefore producing your pain. You can often feel these knots within your muscles in the region of pain you are experiencing. You may feel a light prick sensation as the needle is inserted into the muscular knot, throughout the treatment you may also feel a tingling sensation in the region being treated. Overall health benefits of this technique include pain relief in acute presentations, reducing inflammation and therefore pain, relaxation and improvement of sleep patterns.
The stainless steel needles we use are premium quality, ultra-thin and approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Cupping Therapy is an old Chinese technique where a cup is applied the skin. Negative pressure is then applied within the cup via a suction pump which then lightly draws the skin and superficial muscles to the surface. Gentle sliding of cups along the skin surface with mild suction can improve the efficiency of the treatment. It is very useful in rejuvenating the body by stretching tight muscles and fascia, activating the lymphatic system and promoting circulation. Evidence based studies out there have proven that cupping has had good analgesic and anti inflammatory effects on individuals who suffer from Knee Osteoarthritis  and lower back pain .
While the outcome of Cupping may leave you with round red marks on your body, it is NOT as painful as it looks. This dis-colouration is due to blood being drawn to the surface, it will generally subside within a week. It is completely normal if you experience some mild post treatment soreness or fatigue after a treatment, however this is no different from how you would after a normal Osteopathic consult.
Like any other technique our Osteopaths may utilize during treatment – there are always potential adverse reactions and outcomes to a particular technique chosen for treatment. Your qualified Osteopath will ensure that a detailed history and examination has been taken to make sure that these treatment techniques are suitable for you and that all risks are minimised to outweigh the benefits.