Many clients who attend Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Massage Therapists and Chiropractors attend for the treatment of an injury, with the primary goal of removing the pain. Often hands on manual therapy is provided and in many situations, the client reports a resolution of pain.

The question I often ask myself is, why do these clients often return again reporting the same injury or pain? In situations where there hasn’t been trauma, many of these injuries recur because the symptom was treated and not the actual cause. Other reasons are because maintaining and aggravating factors have not been addressed. In others it is simply because they have not addressed the rehabilitation or corrected the underlying dysfunction properly.

This is where a Rehabilitation and Corrective Exercise consultations can help. Once we have identified the exact cause of your pain, address the symptoms and identify where movement patterns are dysfunction, which tissues are either too tight, where there is a lack of stability or motor control, we can prescribe an exercise program to help address these areas.

So what is involved with these consultations?

Exercise Prescription & Program Design

Consultation includes:

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

Rehabilitation Consultation

Consultation involves:

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


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.

For more information about prescribing an exercise program specific to you, book an appointment online below or simply call 03 9670 9290.

Principle Four Osteopathy is located in the heart of the Melbourne City CBD 3000 at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne City CBD 3000 (just near the corner of Little Bourke & Elizabeth St).

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