Firstly, what is osteopathy?
Osteopaths are allied health practitioners who have studied for 5 years at university to register as a primary care health practitioner with AHPRA. Osteopaths work across a variety of settings and these include private clinical practice, sporting teams and high performance, occupational health, education, pregnancy and paediatrics and chronic pain.
At Principle Four Osteopathy we work with clients of all ages and have an interest in private clinical practice, education, strength and conditioning and occupational health.
Conditions Seen At Principle Four Osteopathy By Our Osteopathy Practitioners
- lower back pain
- shoulder, elbow and hand pain
- hip, knee and foot pain
- sports injuries
- pre and post natal care
- arthritic aches & pains
- repetetive strain injuries
- workplace strains & sprains
- post surgery rehabilitation
Principle Four Osteopathy has a 5 practitioners who have a range of experiences and expertise. Find out more about our team here.
For those who have never visited an osteopath before, I have tried to outline what a typical consult might look like.
In the first 15-20 minutes of the consult we will spend time talking to you to seek an understanding of what brought you to the clinic, what you would like to achieve with the session and discuss your short and long term goals. This will help us to identify the most appropriate way to assess and plan the treatment and management of your conditions.
Providing you an explanation
We take the time to sit down and discuss with your our thoughts on what we think is going on with your condition and what we feel is the best way to manage this.
If we feel that we can assist you in the treatment and management of your condition, we will outline our thoughts on what is going on and provide you with a treatment and management plan. This will include short and long term treatment goals, what treatment can incorporate i.e. manual therapy, active management strategies, pain management advice and ergonomic advice.
If we feel you will benefit from consulting another health practitioner i.e. GP, Sports medical doctor, EP, podiatrist etc, we will discuss this with you and facilitate this referral for you should you wish to explore this pathway.
Manual therapy treatment strategies
Our osteopath may offer manual therapy as one option of treatment for your complaint.
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
Shockwave therapy as an adjunct
Find out more about shockwave therapy here.
Exercise Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning
Active movement strategies form a big part of our approach at Principle Four Osteopathy. This may include stretching, mobility, general movement or structured movement programs. Depending on your specific complaint and goals, we will prescribe an individualised movement program suited to your needs that looks progress you towards your short and longer term goals.
Management strategies beyond active approaches will include advice around pain management and ergonomic advice. This may involve assessing your current situation or providing you with strategies to adapt, modify or change what/how you do things to avoid aggravation or optimise what you do and your environment to assist your.
Want to find out more?
If you would like to chat to one of our team about your condition and whether we can help you, please email email@example.com. One of our team will touch base and arrange a time to call and discuss your concerns.
Where is Principle Four Osteopathy located?
Want to book a consult with one of our team?
Booking a consult with our team is simple. You can call us on 03 9662 2147 and book a time in.
Book online here.