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Osteopathy Northcote

Osteopathy Near Me

Searching for the best osteopathy clinic near you?  

At Motion Myotherapy Clinic we provide Osteopathy in Melbourne to treat and manage all types of physical pain and discomfort to get you moving again. Our experienced Osteopaths are trained physicians, meaning they hold a degree in Osteopathic Medicine, who diagnose and treat many musculoskeletal conditions. If you're looking for a local osteopath near me, let our physical therapists help with sports injuries, back injuries from work and joint and nerve pain. We strive to be one of the best Allied Health Clinics in Melbourne Victoria Australia. Our Osteopaths do this by using the right combination of hands of manual therapy to relieve pain fast and prescribe strength and rehabilitation exercises for long term results. 

Osteopathy Treatment

What is Osteopathic Medicine?

Osteopathy is an alternative holistic therapy performed by a licensed physician in Osteopathic Medicine who treats your musculoskeletal system, meaning the bones, muscles, nerves and the other tissues that support your body and control your movements. Osteopathy treatment is directed to improve the client's overall health and wellness by treating the person as a whole, not just a condition or disease present. Osteopathic medicine involves many techniques including manipulation, stretching, massaging, and moving the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy treatment is typically a hands-on, manual type of treatment aimed to reduce pain, increase physical mobility and enhance the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. 


What is Osteopathy?

In Australia, osteopaths are defined as government registered allied health practitioners who have completed university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopathy is an effective alternative solution of healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system to treat the body as a whole and get you moving again. Osteopathy is an Allied Health treatment alternative to traditional medicine, yet has many similarities with physiotherapy and chiropractic too. 


Osteopathy in Melbourne

If you're looking for an Osteopath near me our clinic is located in Northcote High Street serving Northern Melbourne suburbs of Thornbury, Fitzroy, Brunswick, Fairfield, Preston and Ivanhoe. Our clinic is open 7 days a week with male and female therapists with after hours times available and private health rebates available via HICAPS onsite. 


What Does an Osteopath Do?

Osteopaths assess, diagnose and treat back pain, sports injuries, neck pain and rehabilitate using a range of different modalities  

Osteopathy Techniques Include:  

  • Musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments 

  • Manual therapy hands on treatment 

  • Clinical exercise and rehabilitation programs 

  • Movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments.  


Our Osteopaths at Motion also offer therapeutic needling techniques like dry needling, cupping, trigger point therapy and massage. Osteopaths may incorporate lifestyle educational advice in addition to stress management, nutrition and sleep position that may influence your current pain, injury or dysfunctional movement. 

How Does Osteopathy Work?

Osteopathy is a discipline that looks at the body as a whole integrating rational scientific knowledge and following core fundamental principles. Osteopathic philosophy has four key principles of are: 

  • The human being is considered a dynamic unit of function. 

  • The body has self-regulatory mechanisms which are healing in nature 

  • Structure and function of the body are interrelated across all levels 

  • Rational treatment is established from these principles 


When should I see an osteopath?

There are a wide range of reasons to see an osteopath which may be affecting activities of daily life.  

  • For assessment and management of a neuro-musculoskeletal injury or impairment and its functional impacts 

  • Prevent risk of possible injury based upon movement styles adopted 

  • To examine the biomechanical implications 

  • For advice on posture, positioning, improving body alignment, physical strength and conditioning 

  • Developmental assessment for children, including orthopaedic and motor control assessment 

  • Strengthening pre/post child birth for stability  

  • Return to work functional capacity assessment and planning of injured workers.​

Osteopath Northcote
What services can Osteopathy Claim?

If you have private health extras you can claim for Osteopathy treatment. If you are unsure about rebates discuss with your GP, case manager or osteopath first. Osteopaths practitioners are also authorised to do WorkSafe and TAC compensation injury management plans. 

  • Private Health Insurance: Rebates for Osteopathy are available from all major private health insurers with extras cover. 

  • Medicare: Clients looking to claim for Medicare rebates with Ostepathy must be a part of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition, you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. A special referral form by a GP must be completed first to be referred to an osteopath for treatment. 

  • WorkCover Plans: Osteopaths can provide workplace injury management services in each Australian state and territory 

  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Plans: If your involved in a motor vehicle accident and have been injured you might be eligible under Compulsory Third Party arrangements in each state and territory in Australia. 

  • Veterans Affairs Plans: Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) services can be accessed when you obtain a referral from a GP, specialist, a hospital discharge planner or an osteopath with a current referral. 

Osteopathy Is Effective At Treating A Wide Range Of Disorders:

  • Back Pain

  • Joint Issues

  • Sports injuries

  • Neck Pain

  • Nerve Pain

  • Tension headache

  • Chronic back pain

  • Poor posture

  • Muscle sprains

  • Shoulder impingement syndrome

  • Joint pain

  • Tennis elbow or shin splints

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