Osteopathy...

Can help with the relief of muscle and joint pain.

Osteopathic treatment focuses on the free motion and alignment of the body framework and the important relationship between the skeleton, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs.

At 13th Beach Osteopathy we have a specific interest in sports injuries and pregnancy related care. 

What we treat

By using gentle osteopathic techniques we can treat many conditions including:

  • Neck & back pain
  • Arthritis-related pain & stiffness
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand problems
  • Hip, knee, ankle & foot problems
  • Pregnancy related problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pain associated with chronic or acute trauma
  • Postural issues
  • Age related problems from early childhood to the elderly
 

How we treat

Osteopaths are musculo-skeletal experts that use gentle techniques within the treatment, focusing on the free motion and alignment of the body framework and utilizing the important link between the structure of the body and its function. 

Osteopathic techniques commonly used during a treatment include:

  • Soft tissue massage – releasing tightened muscles
  • Articulation – joints are taken through their natural range of motion to improve movement
  • Muscle energy technique – aims at lengthening shortened muscles and again increasing range of motion of a tight joint
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Stretching & exercise prescription

 

 

Pregnancy

During pregnancy the body undergoes dramatic changes to accommodate the growing foetus. As your pregnancy progresses the increasing size of the abdomen will cause a shift in your body’s centre of gravity affecting structures around your low back and pelvis.

Our osteopaths will carefully select the most gentle and appropriate techniques to ensure the comfort of you and your growing baby. Osteopaths can be of assistance for many common complaints associated with pregnancy and the post-natal period including :

  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Aching in the legs or feet
  • Nausea or heartburn due to the increased pressure on the stomach and diaphragm
  • Neck, shoulder or middle back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Circulatory issues including swelling of the feet and hands
  • Postural and stretching advice

At 13th Beach Osteopathy we are very fortunate to be able to treat soon-to-be-mothers lying face down using the comfortable pregnancy body support system. The incredible cushioning provides you with the ultimate in comfort whilst being specifically designed to safely support your baby.

 

 

Children

There are many problems that may interfere with the normal development of a child.  Osteopaths use many techniques to treat a wide range of conditions including :

  • Sporting injuries
  • Postural problems including curvature of the spine
  • Neck, back and shoulder pain associated with study posture and carrying heavy school bags
  • Growing pains eg Osgood Schlatters
  • Headaches
  • Pain and injuries arising from falls and contact sports
  • Walking difficulties including hip, knee and foot pain

 

Sports Injuries

Regardless of what level of sport you play, your osteopath can help prevent and treat many sporting injuries.  Restrictions to joint mobility and muscle flexibility can result in injury or prevent you from performing at your best.  Osteopaths can help get your body functioning optimally and prevent re-occurrence of your injury. 

With many years experience treating sporting injuries, 13th Beach Osteopathy can assist you in improving elasticity, strength, endurance, mobility and performance.