OSTEOPATHY MELBOURNE CBD
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that uses a combination of hands-on techniques to treat physical disorders and restore optimal health.
INITIAL CONSULTATION60 MINUTES
- For clients who have not visited Principle Four Osteopathy before or who have not been to the clinic for an osteopathy consultation for some time (>2 years years since your last osteopathy consult).
STANDARD CONSULTATION30 - 40 MINUTES
- For clients with one regional complaint and/or simple musculoskeletal complaint.
- Our standard osteopathy consult will provide adequate time to address your musculoskeletal complaint.
LONG CONSULTATION60 MINUTES
- For clients with one or more regional musculoskeletal complaints and/or complex musculoskeletal complaint.
- Also for those clients who feel they need a bit more time than the standard osteopathy consultation.
Note: Private health claiming is available onsite for all osteopathy consults. Please consult your private health fund provider to determine your osteopathy rebate for our initial and subsequent osteopathy consultations..
- All consultations will be with one of our Melbourne osteopaths.
- The initial strength and conditioning consultation prescription takes approximately 60 minutes. Information gathered from the initial consultation is used to prescribe a program to best suit your needs for your follow up consultation.
- Each individuals program is completely unique and is tailored to the individual
- Our program is aligned to your goals and needs to ensure that we give you the best opportunity to achieve these goals.
- It is suggested that every individual review their exercise program every 4-8 weeks depending on your specific goal.
Conditions, Techniques Osteopathy
Conditions Seen At Principle Four Osteopathy By Our Osteopathy Practitioners
Osteopathy Techniques Commonly Adopted By Our Osteopaths
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- Muscle energy technique (MET)
- High velocity-low amplitude manipulation
- Dry needling
- Rigid and dynamic taping.
- Exercise prescription
- Strength and Conditioning
- Ergonomic and manual handling advice
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
WHAT MAKES OUR CLINIC DIFFERENT TO OTHER ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CLINICS (OSTEOPATHY, PHYSIOTHERAPY, MYOTHERAPY, CHIROPRACTIC) IN THE MELBOURNE CITY CBD AND SURROUNDING SUBURBS?
We have set up our osteopathy clinic in a space that includes both private osteopathy consulting rooms and a strength and conditioning/exercise rehabilitation space as we are aware of the need to educate and support our clients with active management strategies.
We have created a osteopathy clinic that allows us to offers services such as Functional Movement Screen, Exercise Prescription/Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit. All of our osteopaths are experienced in exercise prescription and strength and conditioning and we pride ourselves on providing you with a tailored treatment and management plan to suit your specific needs and goals.
Our osteopathy clinic is located within the heart of the Melbourne City CBD so that we are also only ever a short walk away from corporate offices for undertaking offsite ergonomic risk assessments and manual handling risk assessments and training.
OUR MELBOURNE CBD OSTEOPATHS AT PRINCIPLE FOUR OSTEOPATHY
At Principle Four Osteopathy in Melbourne city or CBD, you’ll meet highly qualified and experienced osteopaths who put your comfort and quality of life first.
Our osteopaths have undergone years of training at renowned Australian universities including Victoria University and Southern Cross University – as well as many additional qualifications to further their knowledge at highly reputable Australian institutions.
You’ll also find that our Melbourne osteopath team is extremely approachable, friendly and truly passionate about improving your health and wellbeing. Our goal with every session you have with us is to help allow you to move more freely in your day-to-day with less pain, stress and discomfort. You can learn more about our great team of osteos at Principle Four Osteopathy at our Practitioners page.
Our osteopaths are registered Workcover and TAC service providers, and we accept all Hicaps Private Health Funds onsite so that you can claim your rebate on the spot for our osteopathy treatments. We may also be able to provide Medicare rebates (through the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan). Head to our About page to learn more!
HOW DOES OSTEOPATHY WORK?
Osteopathy works by treating the body of any misalignments, weaknesses and imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy treatment is applied on muscles, joints and connective tissue to improve posture, movement, and even blood flow or lymphatic drainage.
Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treating your body and causes of pain. It not only focuses on your spine, but all the other areas of your body and how each body part affects one another.
This is why osteopathy involves (or requires) a variety of different rehabilitation methods and techniques, including manual therapy, clinical exercise programs, ergonomic assessments, and more. It’s extremely important to meet an osteopath therapist who can take the time to thoroughly assess your issues and concerns, and provide you with a personalised treatment plan that provides the best results for your wellbeing.
At Principle Four Osteopathy in Melbourne CBD, we offer longer consultations than other osteotherapists because we understand that no two people are the same – even if they present the same pain symptoms or discomforts. With our treatment sessions, we assure that you’ll receive highly personalised osteo treatments that work by reducing pain, increasing movement, and creating a better quality of life in the long term.
WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY TREAT?
At Principle Four Osteopathy, we provide osteopathy treatments for all areas of the body, and will often involve a comprehensive and holistic treatment program targeting multiple areas of your body for optimal health.
Some of the most common areas of the body that our clients come in to see us about include the back, neck, and hip – but we’re able to assess and treat pain and issues with the body in just about any area.
If you’d like to know how we can help you, book online today – alternatively, you can ring us on 03 9670 9290 or get in touch via our Contact form.
OSTEOPATHY FOR BACK PAIN
Our osteopathy for back pain treatments are one of the most common forms of treatments that we do at Principle Four Osteopathy – and it’s no surprise why!
Our spine and back are an integral part of our body, affecting all areas of the rest of the body as well. People with back pain can experience anything from mild stiffness, to severe immobility in their lower and/or upper back where they’re unable to bend, turn, or stretch without pain or discomfort.
Back pain can be caused by many different factors and behaviours, such as having poor posture, sitting for prolonged periods of time, repetitive movements, strenuous activities such as lifting, as well as much more.
The good news is that with the team at Principle Four Osteopathy, we’re highly experienced in providing osteopathy treatments for back pain, and have treated people from all walks of life – from office workers, construction workers & labourers, athletes, to even those involved in work accidents or have chronic diseases impacting their movement.
Our osteo treatments for back pain including manual massage therapies and ergonomic assessments to improve your posture – and if we believe that you’ll benefit from seeing other health practitioners as part of your treatment plan, we’ll connect you to highly reputable healthcare professionals in Melbourne.
OSTEOPATHY FOR NECK PAIN
Neck and shoulder pain is another increasing cause of concern for many of our clients. The neck is a complex makeup of muscles, connective tissue, and bones, connecting your head with your spine. It’s often difficult to notice, but we use our necks for a variety of different movements throughout our day-to-day life, which is why necks can quickly become strained, stiff and in pain.
Neck pain can be caused by things such as having bad posture, poor sleeping posture, sudden trauma from quick movements or impact, to even misaligned discs or arthritis.
At Principle Four Osteopathy Melbourne city CBD, our osteopathy treatments for neck pain can involve manual therapy to increase blood flow to the muscles in the neck, muscle tension relief, as well as ergonomic, posture assessment, plus other recommended health treatments (which we’ll refer you to if we believe that’ll provide you with better outcomes and results).
OSTEOPATHY FOR MIGRAINES & HEADACHES
Pain from migraines and headaches are often related to musculoskeletal issues with the neck, back, and overall posture.
Headaches and migraines can be caused by many factors, such as fatigue, dehydration, stress, bad posture and sleep, as well as much more. There are also different types of headaches which can provide more understanding about its causes and how to avoid or treat them. Tension headaches can feel like there is a very tight band all around your head, with high amounts of pressure felt in your head and neck area. Migraines often involve dizziness, throbbing pain, and can even impact your vision in severe cases. There are also sinus headaches which are caused by sinus infections or irritations.
With Principle Four Osteopathy, we provide osteopathy for migraines and headaches in Melbourne CBD that help you get immediate relief through manual therapies and tailored exercises. Plus, we ensure you’re well-equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how your muscles may be contributing to the pain you experience with migraines and headaches.
OSTEOPATHY FOR HIP PAIN
The hips are another extremely complex and connected area in our body that many experience pain or discomfort in.
With our osteopathy treatments in Melbourne, we can assess the range of ways the hip may have become weakened, imbalanced, or damaged through everyday use or trauma. There are many different types of muscles found in the hip, and your osteopath will need to assess a range of factors before developing a personalised program to reduce your pain and discomfort.
Our osteopathy treatments for hip pain can be targeted for hip pain that is found on the lower hip, side of the hip, or even the front of the hip as well. Some of the many considerations we factor in when creating tailored osteopathy programs for hip pain include:
- Is the hip pain caused by the nerve, ligaments, or muscles of the hip?
- Is the hip pain suddenly felt, or is it a prolonged and constant feeling of pain?
- What types of activities or lifestyle factors are involved that could have contributed to or caused the hip pain?
For more information on how we can provide osteopathy treatments for your hip pain, get in touch with our team in Melbourne today.
GET TAILORED OSTEOPATHY TREATMENTS AT OUR MELBOURNE CBD CLINIC TODAY
Principle Four Osteopathy is an osteopathy and exercise rehabilitation clinic based in Melbourne city CBD, that’s dedicated towards providing you with the best quality of life through movement.
We incorporate the most suitable and tailored osteopathy treatments with other recommended healthcare services to ensure you get a well-rounded and comprehensive level of care.
If you’re located in Melbourne and have been looking online for ‘osteopathy treatments near me’ or ‘osteopath near me or in my area’, then the next best step is to book an osteopathy appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy. For any other questions you may have, you can call us on 03 9670 9290 or fill out our Contact form and we’ll respond back to your enquiries right away.
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