Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that was developed in 1874 by an American physician-surgeon Andrew Taylor Still. With a holistic approach to health conditions, osteopathy includes all aspects of clinical interaction including case history, examination, treatment and prevention strategies. While osteopaths aim to reduce pain and discomfort, they also look further to point out other elements that may be contributing to a patient’s current symptoms. These elements are discussed with the patients, offering useful strategies to prevent future injuries.
Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques for treatment based on the condition and the patient’s goals. These techniques can include massage, articulation, manipulation and exercise plans.
Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle form of physical therapy where the focus of treatment is on restoring body fluid balance; It is a popular method in treating babies for a wide range of conditions. It is the gentle nature and approach of cranial osteopathy that makes it so desirable for many adult patients as well; especially, those patients with hyperactive nervous system and/or those who are very unwell.
Osteopathy for Babies
Gentle cranial osteopathy can be used in treating babies. Whether you are after a baby check-up or you have concerns about your baby's health, our experienced cranial osteopath, Ryan, can help. Ryan gains great satisfaction in treating babies and children to provide them with the best possible start in life. Some of the common problems he sees are:
- head shape abnormalities and birth trauma
- colic and constipation
- feeding difficulties
- Gastro-Oesphageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
- repetitive infections
- sleeping problems
Osteopathy for Pregnancy
Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of manual therapy for mothers and babies. During pregnancy, the body experiences many changes that results in an increase in mechanical loading and stress on the body. Many women complain of back pain, headaches, shortness of breath and some other aches and symptoms.
At Eastbay Osteo we aim to assist the natural process of pregnancy by providing gentle and safe hands on treatment. We focus on optimal musculoskeletal mobility and alignment to reduce your aches and discomfort. We also help with common complaints after the birth, including pelvic weakness, back and neck pain.
Call us today to make an appointment with your registered osteopath.
Osteopaths commonly deal with sports related prehab and injury rehabilitation. Keep in touch with us if you have a current injury or if you would like to improve your functionality and performance.
Acupuncture is a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been used for many years. During an acupuncture treatment session, fine needles are inserted in different parts of the body known as the acupuncture points where patients may feel an “ache” and/or a “dull” sensation, known as “De Qi”.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each acupuncture point is within a specific meridian that can be used to facilitate healing. In Western Acupuncture (WA), the same acupuncture points and meridians are used; however, its rationale is based on neurophysiology and human body anatomy. The acupuncture points may be used to achieve an increase in local blood flow and/or affect the nervous system for analgesic effects. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including:
- musculoskeletal injuries (e.g. muscle tear, ligament sprain, low back pain)
- headaches and neck pain
- pregnancy and fertility
- anxiety, behavioral and sleeping problems
- digestive conditions (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- degeneration (wear and tear disease such as osteoarthritis in spine, hips and knees)
- nerve pain (e.g. sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
Our ACC registered acupuncturists are certified and offer a professional, relaxing and friendly environment for all acupuncture treatments.
Given the current busy modern lifestyle many people develop chronic muscle tension and tightness. This presentation can lead to development of chronic musculoskeletal pain and discomfort such as headaches, neck and low back pain. Therapeutic massages can help significantly to reduce muscular tension and therefore decreasing the risk of injures. Regular massages should be a part of modern life for everyone at any age. Our professional massage therapists at Eastbay Osteo have the knowledge and skills to help with your aches and muscle tightness. Whether you prefer a deep tissue massage to reduce muscle tension or a relaxing massage to calm your nervous system our experienced practitioners can help.
The common type of massage techniques that we offer can include:
- Deep tissue/Sports massage
- Swedish massage
- Pregnancy massage
Some of the benefits you get from regular massages include:
- improvement in joints range of motion
- better circulation
- reduced risk of injury
- reduced stress and anxiety
- help with recovery and rehab
- decrease in scar tissue
- optimal healing
At Eastbay Osteo, services are offered on a wide range of conditions which includes:
Getting in touch with us is the first step you can make towards achieving a better quality of life. Let us help you now.