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About Osteopathy

About Osteopathy

Osteopathic medicine is not just about treating the symptoms, but addressing the cause.

Osteopathy takes an integrative approach to your health and wellness. Taking into account all the systems in your body, as well as mental and social wellbeing to provide an overall holistic solution to health. That includes bones, muscles, blood supply, nerves, organs, digestion and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. The goal is to help to stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanism to repair, regain strength and restore optimal health as well as to prevent issues in the future. 

A Patient Centred Philosophy is at the core of what we do at City Osteopathy ^ Physiotherapy. When you visit our Osteopaths, they will take time to investigate your individual circumstances, symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis and that you receive exactly the care you need to restore your body to optimal function.

Osteopathic medicine is not just about treating the symptoms, but addressing the cause.

Osteopathy takes an integrative approach to your health and wellness. Taking into account all the systems in your body, as well as mental and social wellbeing to provide an overall holistic solution to health. That includes bones, muscles, blood supply, nerves, organs, digestion and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. The goal is to help to stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanism to repair, regain

strength and restore optimal health as well as to prevent issues in the future. 

A Patient Centred Philosophy is at the core of what we do at City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy. When you visit our Osteopaths, they will take time to investigate your individual circumstances, symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis and that you receive exactly the care you need to restore your body to optimal function.

What do Osteopaths do?

Osteopathic techniques combine gentle hands on, manual therapy with movement, that release tension and pain, increase mobility, optimise function of the entire body, limbs and organs, as well as provide postural advice, lifestyle advice and exercise prescription if necessary.

At City Osteopathy & Physiotherapy, our Osteos may work with, or refer you to, other healthcare practitioners to provide the best care.

Osteopathic treatment aims to prevent the use of medication or surgical procedures.

What can Osteopaths help with?

Osteopathic treatment has an emphasis on biomechanical re-alignment and balancing, together with diet, nutrition, posture, exercise and lifestyle considerations, to provide a rounded, holistic approach to your health. Osteopaths are wellness practitioners.

Injuries and dysfunction can occur from incorrect lifting, falls and sprains, horse riding, bike and car accidents, sporting injuries, postural issues at work, or in the car, or from prolonged inactivity.

Osteopathic therapy can be used to treat all muscles and joints of the body including the neck, spine, ribs and pelvis, the hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet, the shoulder girdle, arms, elbows, wrists and hands and even the jaw or temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ).

Osteopaths are also frequently consulted for other health conditions, including neurological issues, such as strokes or Parkinson’s disease, digestive problems, headaches, migraines, menstrual dysfunction, pregnancy and childbirth to name a few.

Below are a few examples of some of the conditions that our osteopathic clinic treats (this list is not exhaustive!).

  • Neck pain including whiplash injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Thoracic or mid-back pain including rib pain and chest pain
  • Lower back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain and gluteal or buttock pain
  • Sciatica and referred pain, iliotibial band pain
  • Curvature of the spine, scoliosis and spinal congenital dysfunction
  • Frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Elbow pain, wrist pain, hand and finger pain
  • Tennis elbow, golfers elbow and repetitive strain
  • Knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain including plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia (toe pain)
  • Sprained ankles including achilles tendon pain
  • Muscle spasm and cramps
  • Muscle and ligament strains and tears of arms and legs
  • Lymphatic drainage, bloating
  • Pregnancy, neonatal and childcare treatment and advice
  • Menstrual pain, menopausal issues and advice
  • Prostate issues 
  • Arthritis pain and stiffness relief, dietary and supplement advice
  • Jaw pain and dysfunction, clenching and grinding of your teeth
  • Irregular bowel movements – constipation or diarrhoea, IBS

Some of the types of osteopathic care we provide include:

FAQs

How much does it cost to see an Osteopath?

Our Osteopathy standard rates are:

30-45 min Initial Consultation & Treatment: SGD 180.00
30-45 min Follow Up Treatment: SGD 160.00
30-45 min Home Visit: $480
60-90 min Total Body Adjustment: SGD 300

What to expect in an Osteopathy treatment session?

An osteopathic session will start with your practitioner asking a series of questions related to your current issue and previous medical history.
They will ask you to perform some physical assessment tests and make a physical examination to check for areas of restriction, tension and mobility.
The most important thing is safety and if you are not comfortable doing movements or tests you simply do not do them and let the Osteopath know.

From the questions and tests your Osteopath will be able to diagnose your problem, come up with an action plan for your health care program with you; and create a targeted health prescription for you.

Treatment will usually involve soft tissue mobilisation, including massage and osteopathic release techniques to balance the musculo-skeletal system and mobilize any painful restricted joints.
Lifestyle and self help prescription recommendations will be given as well as any necessary follow-up recommendations or referrals.

What training do you need to be an osteopath?

Osteopathy, at present, is the fastest growing and safest allied health profession in Australia. Osteopaths are registered with the medical board in Australia and the general osteopathic council in the UK.

Osteopaths like general practitioners are classified as primary care practitioners meaning they are trained and registered to diagnose and treat. To be registered, Osteopaths must complete a science degree and a postgraduate masters degree in Osteopathy, a total of four or five years full-time training. All courses involve a two year internship where they complete over 1000 hours working in an out-patients clinic.

How safe is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a very safe, gentle and effective system for all ages, from newborn babies to children, the elderly and pregnant women.

Every year, Osteopaths are required to keep their skills and knowledge up to date by taking part in continuous professional development courses and completing peer reviews in order to maintain their registration and accreditation with their Osteopathic Councils.

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