Osteopaths treat a broad spectrum of musculosketal and other conditions.Some common examples of conditions that we see regularly include:
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Headaches / Migraines
- Postural problems
- Disc prolapses and associated pain
- Nerve related injuries
- Jaw pain
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Knee pain
- Ankle, foot and heel pain
- Shoulder pain, including Frozen Shoulder
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Conditions arising in pregnancy and the postnatal period
Because osteopaths use manual (hands-on) techniques osteopathic treatment is particularly helpful for people who are seeking an alternative to pain medication, eg during pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding.What is an Osteopath?
The philosophy of Osteopathy is to treat the body as a whole and to acknowledge the relationships between the body’s structure and function and its inert ability to heal itself.
Osteopathy was first developed in America in the 1870′s by a medical doctor, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, it has now developed to the point where it has become widely recognised throughout the world as one of the most scientifically validated & effective complementary therapies.
The main aim of Osteopathic treatment is to restore normal function to the whole body, so you can benefit from Osteopathic treatment for any ailment you may be experiencing. Treatment is not a ‘cure’ or a quick-fix. Treatment assists your body to achieve its optimum health so it will be better able to deal with the problems it is experiencing.
Because of its holistic approach, osteopathic treatment is suitable for people at all ages and stages of life, from the very young right through to the elderly too. Osteopathic treatment can also assist in preparing the body for surgery and in the rehabilitative stages after one is discharged from hospital.What does an Osteopath do?
Osteopath assessing a client with possible sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Osteopaths commence treatment by taking a comprehensive case history, accompanied by detailed physical examination incorporating postural and movement assessment, along with specialised orthopaedic muscle and joint tests, as needed. Where necessary, osteopaths can order specialised imaging (eg xrays and MRIs) to assist in diagnosing your problem.
Your osteopath will also use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. Osteopathic treatment is tailored to the requirements of the individual patient, and techniques are selected which are appropriate to the patient’s needs. Osteopathic techniques may include soft tissue massage, gentle joint manipulation and articulation, stretching and ligament balancing techniques. All techniques aim to restore balance and function to the body allowing healing to occur quickly.
What can Osteopaths treat?When should I see an Osteopath?
The best time to see an Osteopath is when you first start to experience any type of pain or discomfort. Rather than leaving things for weeks or even months, it’s a good idea to get things looked at sooner. Sometimes those annoying niggles can evolve into injuries and from there into something more chronic. Once conditions become chronic, it can be a more lengthy process to restore normal functioning.Osteopathic PractitionersDr. Benjamin Glynn
Benjamin is a registered Osteopath who graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and a Masters in Osteopathy during which his thesis investigated the neurological effects of spinal muscle energy techniques.
Benjamin has a keen interest in the management of sports people and those in the workforce, treating biomechanical and posture related problems, headaches and sporting and workplace injuries. He is passionate in his quest to help people return to sport and work safely and swiftly, and understands that effective rehabilitation and education is the key to future injury prevention.
Benjamin’s interest in rehabilitation from sporting complaints stems from a strong sporting background. Once an athlete himself, Benjamin understands the high demands placed on an athlete’s body. With a passion for all types of health and fitness, Benjamin continues to challenge himself with new sports and training styles (and most importantly will always practice what he preaches when it comes to sports injuries along the way!) and will gladly share his knowledge and experience to help motivate, inspire and manage all of his clients!Dr Nigel Lucchinelli
Nigel is a fully qualified, registered Osteopath and member of Osteopathy Australia (OA). Nigel completed his five year Osteopathic Program at RMIT University after having completed a three year Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion) at Deakin University.
Having practiced for 10 years, Nigel is competent in treating a wide range of conditions using direct and indirect techniques. He is particularly interested in the fields of posture analysis and excessive loading. Also core strength, stability and injury rehabilitation in sports, the workplace and at home. In addition, he has developed a skill set in delivering osteopathic treatment to women during and post pregnancy.
In his holistic approach, Nigel regularly prescribes exercises and advises upon lifestyle and maintenance care for the body and mind. He has also a keen interest in the treatment of issues relating to triathlon and cycling biomechanics.
Prior to becoming an Osteopath, Nigel worked for ten years as a personal and group fitness trainer, focusing on strength and stability, as well as injury rehabilitation. Throughout this time Nigel has also been involved in Corporate Health Management within two leading Corporate Health Management organisations. He has spent the last 12 months treating a wide variety of patients whilst living in Darwin, NT.Osteopathic Fees
- Initial Consultation: $102
- Return Consultation: $86
Health insurance rebates are available under the extras table for most major health funds. For your convenience, HiCAPS facilities are available at Mosaic Health, enabling you to claim your private health rebate on the spot with participating health funds. Osteopaths can also see clients funded via TAC and Workcover, MediCare and Veterans Affairs. For further information please see our FAQ page.
Note: A 50% fee will be applied for cancellations where less than 24 hours notice is provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible.