Principle Four Osteopathy is located in the Melbourne City CBD and Melbourne Docklands.

The clinic was founded by Osteopath Heath Williams in late 2010.

Principle Four Osteopathy services include:  

 

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that uses a combination of hands-on techniques to treat physical disorders

and restore optimal health.

Common conditions treated:

      • lower back pain
      • sciatica
      • headaches
      • shoulder, elbow and hand pain • hip, knee and foot pain
      • sports injuries
      • pre and post natal care
      • arthritic aches & pains
      • tendinopathies
      • repetetive strain injuries
      • workplace strains & sprains • post surgery rehabilitation

Techniques include:

  • Soft tissue massage, articulation/mobilisation, counter-strain, high velocity-low amplitude manipulation, dry needling & taping.
  • Exercise, stretching and ergonomic advice are an important part of treatment.

 

 

What Is An Exercise Prescription & Rehabilitation Appointment?

An Exercise Prescription & Program Design consultation includes:

      • Case history
      • Osteopathic and orthopedic assessment
      • Goal orientated
      • Individually Tailored Exercise Program
      • Email and phone support

Rehabilitation Consultation includes:

      • Case history
      • Functional movement screen
      • Osteopathic and orthopedic assessment
      • Combination of osteopathic manual therapy, program design and exercise prescription.

Exercise Prescription & Rehabilitation Consultation FAQS

The initial exercise prescription and program design consultation takes 45 – 60 minutes. Information gathered from the initial consultation is used to prescribe a program to best suit your needs.

Each individuals program is completely unique and is tailored to the individual and will consist of stretches, mobilisers and resistance based exercises.

A follow up consultation is often required so that the individual can be taken through their specific program. This consultation takes 30-40 minutes.

It is suggested that every individual review their exercise program every 6-8 weeks depending on their specific goals.

 

What is a Functional Movement Screen Consultation?

The Functional Movement Screen consultation assessed an individuals balance, stability and mobility and allows the assessor to identify imbalances, weaknesses, asymmetries and movement restrictions in the body.

The assessment can assist with an osteopathic consultation, exercise prescription or sports specific conditioning program. It reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injury.

Who would benefit from a Functional Movement Screen Consultation?

      • Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal complaints i.e. overuse injuries, tendinopathies, recurrent strains and sprains
      • Individuals designing an exercise program to improve movement and overall wellbeing
      • Individuals playing a specific sport and looking to improve performance

Information from this consultation can be used:

      • To identify issues for specific attention with an osteopathic treatment
      • To create a specific exercise program to help correct any musculoskeletal imbalances.

The Movement Screen Consultation consists of:

      • Case history
      • Postural assessment
      • Gait assessment
      • Balance & Proprioception excursion tests
      • Functional movement screen (FMS as created by Gray Cook)
      • Movement assessment of Squat, Lunge, Step Up/Down, Push & Pull movement
      • Osteopathic and Orthopedic assessment

 

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 below or call 03 9670 9290.

Key Information

    • Bookings by appointment only
    • No referral required
    • Covered by all private health insurance funds
    • EFTPOS and credit card facilities available
    • Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Participants welcome
    • TAC, WorkCover and Veterans’ Affairs approved. All Workcover and TAC patients are required to pay for their consultation at the time of the appointment.
    • Principle Four Osteopathy requires 6 hours notice for cancellation of appointments or otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged.
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