Does Your Osteopath Understand Exercise Prescription?

Since graduating as an osteopath in 2003 I have worked across many different clinical environments across multiple countries and it still continues to amaze me that many of the patients that present to Principle Four Osteopathy who are currently managing a musculoskeletal complaint or are looking for some further input with regards to their rehab program often mention that their previous practitioner (be it osteopath, physiotherapist, chiropractor or myotherapist) have only provided limited active exercise interventions to help the individual manage their complaint or return to the activities that they love doing.  At Principle Four Osteopathy all of our practitioners have an interest in exercise (we regularly exercise ourselves as well as having undertaken a variety of post graduate studies to improve our knowledge around exercise prescription).  Therefore when you are come to our clinic for advice in this area, you are seeing practitioners who are most likely going to have experience in prescribing a training program for your complaint.  If we don’t think we can help you, then we will look to refer you to a professional who can.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.


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