Is an Osteo on your recovery team?
Recovering from aches and pains, discomfort or an injury? Our Osteopaths are here to support you on your journey to better health by diagnosing, treating, strengthening and conditioning your body so you can get back to the life and sports you love.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is an AHPRA accredited form of manual therapy. Osteopathy uses a holistic approach to diagnose your pain by finding the source of the problem. Osteopaths work holistically with the body, with a focus on the musculoskeletal (bones, joints, and soft tissues i.e. muscles, ligaments, and tendons) system and how it is functioning as a whole.
Osteopaths are well trained Allied Health professionals and undergo a three year Clinical Science degree followed by a two year Masters of Osteopathy to become registered practitioners.
What treatment methods do Osteopaths use?
Your Osteopath will use a variety of manual treatments such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, stretching and exercise to treat you and to help with the body’s natural healing processes. Some of our Osteopaths may also use dry needling and myofascial cupping as techniques.
Our ALPHA Osteos are constantly reviewing and learning the latest evidence-based physical therapy and exercise rehabilitation methods to ensure you get the best care possible.
What conditions do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths can treat a wide range of issues and conditions, such as:
Get the support you need to help your body heal and perform at it’s best.
What to expect in your first Osteopathy appointment
We need to know about you before we start any treatments so we can make sure we are supporting you as best we can. When you arrive, we’ll ask you to complete a short form and then you’ll go into your appointment with your Osteopath.
We’ll start by getting to know you better. We’ll ask a few questions and review your medical history. This information will help us understand who you are, your goals and your circumstances to help us identify what could be causing your pain or injury and determine the best way to treat it.
Next, your Osteo will use a functional screening method to assess your movement. From here, we’ll explain your diagnosis and treatment plan and treat you. Your treatment may include soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, stretching, dry needling and cupping.
We may also send you home with a series of home exercises to help you strengthen or mobilise a certain area of your body. These exercises will help you take control of your pain.
The ALPHA Osteo difference
The Osteopaths at ALPHA Sports Medicine all have a background in sport and an empathetic understanding of pain. We believe the best results are achieved when we actively listen to you and ensure you receive the empathy and support you need to start your journey to recovery.
We treat our patients like family and each treatment session is tailored to you, your needs and circumstances. Why? Because that’s the only way we’ll be able to help you get back to living at your best.
Alpha Sports Medicine is conveniently located in Newport, in the heart of the inner west of Melbourne, and Bacchus March, and we also support the communities of Altona, Yarraville, Spotswood, Sunshine, and Williamstown with our Osteopathy services.
Yes. Osteopaths are registered healthcare practitioners and if you pay for extras on your health fund, Osteo should be covered. Check with your health fund before your appointment to confirm if you’re covered.
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are closely related. Both are AHPRA accredited Allied Health practitioners and both study for at least 3 years to get their qualifications. The conditions we treat are similar too. However, there is a difference in the approach we take to helping you heal and recover. A Physiotherapist will focus on movement and function, while an Osteopath will focus on the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole. Here at ALPHA, we work as a team to get the best outcomes we can for you.
Yes, we do.
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