Kew Harmony Osteopathy

Professional Osteopath services to help you in all types of body conditions

Osteopath Melbourne

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual medicine that uses "hands-on" techniques to diagnose and treat a range of health problems.

The osteopathic philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, not just specific symptoms. So by focusing on the muscles, tendons, joints and connective tissues, Osteopathy can improve the function of the whole body and provide relief to the musculoskeletal system and nervous system, as well as the circulatory, respiratory and immune systems of the body.

By improving the function of the whole body, Osteopathic treatment helps to stimulate the body's own healing process, therefore aiding in a natural return to health.

Osteopathic treatment aims to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Decrease muscle and connective tissue tension
  • Balance of the body systems
  • Balance the central nervous system

Osteopaths also offer personalised advice on stretching exercises, posture, diet, lifting techniques and stress management.

Who can benefit from Harmony Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy Kew?

Most people seek Osteopathic treatment because they are in physical pain.

Headaches, back aches, neck pain and sporting injuries are the most common complaints that Osteopaths treat.

Osteopaths can help with a wide and varied range of conditions including (but not limited to):

  • All arthritic complaints
  • Spinal pain - ranging from chronic to acute pain, disc injuries, joint pain, pelvic or abdominal instability, poor posture
  • Neck pain
  • Referred pain - such as sciatic nerve pain
  • Sports injuries - tendinitis, tennis elbow, shin splints, muscular strains and ligament sprains
  • Overuse injuries - RSI, forearm and upper-back pain from desk and computer work
  • The elderly - mobility issues, general physical pain and stiffness
  • Breathing disorders - such as asthma
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • Menstrual pain
  • Digestive problems - including reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What will the treatment consist of?

At Harmony Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy Kew, treatments will begin with a full case history and a through physical examination. Treatment will then involve the use of a personalised combination of safe, gentle and effective techniques:

  • Soft tissue massage on muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Stretching and muscle energy techniques (METs)
  • Articulation / mobilisation of joints
  • Counter-strain and functional techniques
  • Visceral techniques, in the management of conditions affecting the internal organs

Osteopathic threatments at Harmony Medicine and Osteopathy Kew are tailored to the requirements of the individual patient, and can be the perfect adjunct to your current Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment or Acupuncture.

Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy Kew - established since 1998 - we have been servicing the surrounding suburbs including Camberwell, Hawthorn, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Kew East, Kew, Richmond and Canterbury.

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