About Osteopathy 

Osteopathy is a hands-on approach of manual therapy, focusing on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve the health & well-being of your whole body.

 

Our Osteopaths use a wide range of treatment techniques that may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation of joints and/or manipulation.

 

Most Osteopathic treatment is generally gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, Lachlan will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

 

As Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, our Osteopaths may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, they may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back to determine the cause of the problem.

 

Education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments is also provided. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.

 

 

Dr Lachlan Chisolm
Dr Richard Walsh

Osteopaths treat a variety of complaints including:

  • neck and back pain

  • headaches and migraines

  • pregnancy related complaints

  • sciatica and leg pain

  • shoulder pain

  • work injuries

  • hip pain

  • knee pain

  • wrist and elbow pain

  • ankle problems

  • sport injuries

  • joint and muscle pain

  • arthritis

  • TMJ / Jaw Pain

 

In Australia, Osteopaths are university trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require medical referral.

 

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme when you are referred by your GP. Osteopaths are registered providers for workers' compensation schemes, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

 

You do not require a referral for an appointment with Lachlan, all you need to do is call us on 5662 5225 to make a booking.

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