Below are some common questions about Osteopathy. If your question is not mentioned, please do not hesitate to enquire via email.

IMPORTANT: Please do not email me for appointments. If you require an appointment, please call the clinic closest to you directly.

What injuries and disorders are you able to treat with osteopathy?

• Musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes
• Asthma and various disorders of breathing
• During and post pregnancy management
• Digestive problems
• Arthritis related complaints
• Ear, nose, throat, jaw and eye problems
• Urinary and reproductive related issues
• Migraines

What happens in an Osteopathy session?

I take your medical history and presenting complaint(s)  then an assessment of your posture, breathing, and general and specific mobility follows. My diagnosis is explained to you so that you get an understanding of the treatment process, what to expect in the following days and weeks, including any exercises and other advice.

I may perform additional medical examinations depending on the complaint such as a hearing exam, cardiac exam, nerve exams and orthopaedic testing. I may also send you for further testing based on the exam findings such as imaging, blood tests, and advanced functional tests (liver detoxification, bowel flora, leaky gut tests and so on). You may be given dietary assessment forms, acid-base balance testing kits or other forms of take-home tests.

What kinds of techniques do you use in a typical osteopathy treatment?

Osteopaths have an unusually large 'toolkit' to draw from, such as trigger point therapy, muscle energy, myofascial release, positional release, visceral manipulation, cranio-sacral therapy, soft-tissue massage, joint play, harmonic oscillation, lymphatic mobilisation, and joint manipulation (cracking).

After a thorough assessment, I endeavour to use the 'right tool for the right job', and always with your understanding and consent.

What do you look for during an osteopathic consultation?

My approach to a presenting complaint is quite like a detective. Assuming there is a rational explanation grounded in anatomy and physiology, I will consider issues from across the entire body as potential treatment targets to assist the body to heal the specific complaint.

Palpation – or an intelligent hands-on approach, is the basis of finding important areas to treat and knowing when a treatment has been effective. The 'important areas' can be found through: tissue texture changes, tender tissue, asymmetrical motion/position, temperature changes, and response (sluggish or irritated). These are the elements I look for, discuss with you, and treat if required.

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BYRON BAY – 0431 215 988 (Wednesday and Friday – between 1-5pm).
MULLUMBIMBY – 02 6684 6336 (Tuesday and Thursday – 9am to 5pm)
TWEED HEADS – 07 5524 5765 (Wednesday and Friday – 8.30am to 12pm).


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