A better approach to movement, health and wellbeing
An Osteopath sees people with aches and pains arising from the body during work, sport and life. We treat all pain and physical conditions affecting nerves, muscles, joints and bones.
- Diagnose pain and physical conditions.
- Use hands-on therapeutic techniques.
- Provide effective pain relief.
- Can give ergonomic advice.
- Can provide exercise programs.
- Educate you about your injuries and best pain management options.
Osteopathy is best described as musculoskeletal medicine, with its practitioners being skilled in manual examination, diagnosis, and treatment for musculoskeletal issues. Our core philosophical tenet recognises the unity of the person in pain, and how physical health relies on and affects the wellbeing of the person across many domains. If you are interested in more info about Osteopathy, check out Osteopathy Australia, the peak body representing Osteopaths in Australia. All Osteopaths at SHP are members of Osteopathy Australia.
What does an osteopath do?
Osteopaths are highly skilled in clinical reasoning, palpation and diagnosis of physical issues. We are particular skilled in teasing out the most relevant details of a your story of how you’ve become injured – and creating a treatment plan to remove the issue.
Osteopaths use gentle, hands on, effective techniques such as stretching, joint mobilisation, massage, exercise prescription and manipulation to provide pain relief. They also skilfully address the significant physical issues and dysfunction in your body that relate to your complaint.
What do osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths treat musculoskeletal injuries such as:
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain and Sciatica
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
- Elbow and wrist pain
- Neck pain
- Headache and migraine
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and jaw pain
- Aging pains
- Sports Injuries
Our osteopaths can help with longer term injuries and issues such as:
- Growing pains for children
- Pregnancy pain
- Posture correction
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Workers Compensation Claims
We can also provide treatment for work injuries under a Workers Compensation Claim, and injuries sustained in traffic accidents where there is a third party insurance claim. Please contact us for more information about how to initiate this if you have been injured.
We can also provide you with a “return to work” treatment program.
Open Monday – Friday.
Same day appointments available.
Need a little more info about our osteopathic services?
What to expect on your first visit
A warm welcome, a thorough examination incorporating neurological, orthopaedic, osteopathic and movement tests.
If necessary, you may also be referred for x-rays or other scans of your spine to provide a more complete analysis of a specific condition.
Health Insurance Rebates
We have the HICAPS system installed allowing you to claim your rebate instantly if your insurance policy covers you for osteopathic treatments. For more info, and to see if your fund is covered, you can check with your fund or visit the HICAPs website: www.hicaps.com.au
A Chronic Disease Management Program requires a referral from your GP and will qualify you for a Medicare rebate. Please obtain the referral prior to booking.