How We Can Help
Lower Back Pain
Osteopathic treatment involves soft tissue massage and heat application, and techniques like muscle energy, counter-strain and gentle manipulation.
In chronic cases of years’ standing, other areas of the patient’s life need to be fully examined, such as work posture, sleep, visceral fat around the abdomen, stretching and exercise.
Neck and Shoulder-Blade Pain
This is now just as common as low back pain, whereas 35 years ago it was hardly a problem. The advent of computers and mobiles, and the consequent neck flexion; the tendency of people to sleep less; and the unremitting stress people find themselves under and stress more, has all led to the epidemic of neck and upper back pain.
The Wholistic approach including osteopathic treatment of soft-tissue massage and pertinent advice of posture, stretching and stress management sees even the most chronic cases improve significantly in two to three treatments.
Headaches and Migraines
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average person (man, woman and child) takes 143 pain killers per annum, with the main reason for all ages being headaches and migraines.
When osteopathic and chiropractic treatment alone is used, headache frequency and severity is noticeably improved. However, when this is combined with Naturopathic advice, these two debilitating conditions often become things of the past.
Headaches have many causes, from stress to trauma to sleep disturbances to neck tension to food sensitivities, and when the causes are understood and addressed, the patient invariably goes to a new level of health and comfort.
Multiple Joint Pain
Multiple Joint Pain is increasing in frequency in the modern world.
It can also be referred to as Polyarthritis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Fibromyalgia, and can even be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The joints and surrounding tissues become painful because of low grade chronic inflammation.
It is increasingly viewed as auto-immune illness, where the body’s defence system becomes disoriented and attacks itself.
Over the years we have consulted countless people with this confusing and variously diagnosed condition. Medical treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms and as such, has a poor record overall.
Our experience with this condition is generally very positive.
The basic underlying causes of why the inflammation is present have to be addressed.
We do this with a thorough case history and diet and lifestyle appraisal.
Specific recommendations are then made concerning diet, allergy avoidance, exercise, rest and stress management techniques.
Physical treatment (osteopathy) augments this “internal” approach and in most cases results in a marked reduction of pain (inflammation).
Obviously the longer and more severe the problem, the less quickly and less complete the recovery.
Over the past 36 years many sporting organisations have used our clinic for treatment of their athletes’ sports’ injuries.
The combination of deep-tissue release, mobilization of the joints, muscle energy technique and gentle manipulation results in a speedier and more complete recovery.
Many sporting bodies now recognize and utilize Osteopathy as their treatment for their athletes’ injuries, so effective is it.
The success world-wide of Life-Style Medicine in treating chronic health conditions by nutritional and lifestyle interventions is now building huge momentum and becoming mainstream.
Chronic conditions like asthma, recurrent viral infections, pre-diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, gut issues like constipation, leaky gut and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), skin problems, allergies and hormonal issues are just some of the concerns which patients have presented with over the past 36 years.
By utilizing the naturopathic approach of a high-nutrient diet, intermittent fasting, plant-based diets, judicious supplementation, appropriate exercise, sleep improvement and stress management, many chronic illnesses resolve to the delight of the patient.
Anxiety is epidemic in today’s frenetic world. It ranges in severity from mild to severe and can afflict any age from teens to the elderly.
When the Naturopathic approach is used, it is common to see marked improvement. This approach includes dietary avoidance or inclusion of food items that help normalize the gut microbiome, as gut health and brain health have been closely linked.
It also employs powerful antianxiety techniques like meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).