Have you ever wondered what are the most common conditions Osteopaths treat? Back & Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, and Headaches are some of the most common musculoskeletal conditions we as Osteopaths see. With so much information out there, we wanted to discuss exactly “what it is” that we, as Equilibrium’s Osteopaths do and how we set ourselves apart.

Why Is Osteopathy Different?

As Osteopaths, we address and view the body as a whole. We understand the importance of the connection between the body’s structure and it’s function. We therefore, address you and your body as a “whole unit” when trying to identify the cause of your pain. In simple terms, we look globally and not just in the sore area.  Often pain can be misleading or stem from a different area. We are always striving to find the “cause” of your pain and not just treat the symptoms. What this means is that if you were to visit an Osteopath for Shoulder pain, we would assess not only your Shoulder but also your Neck, Upper Back and even as far as your hips and pelvis. We look closely at the interconnection of each of your body parts and how they are contributing to your pain and dysfunction. 

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This is also the reason we ask so many questions. Often these questions may not seem relevant to your Shoulder pain. Rest assured we are trying to connect all the dots, to find the root cause of your shoulder pain.

“Osteopaths address all components of our bodies together, as a functioning holistic unit”

What are the Common Conditions Osteopaths Treat?

Osteopaths are often referred to as the mechanics of the body. So we are highly capable of thoroughly and confidently assessing your entire body. Conditions such as:

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Are some of the most common conditions we treat. As you can see we can help you with pain and irritation from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Rest assured if we do not feel comfortable treating you, or we believe your injury/dysfunction is out of our scope of treatment, we will spend the time finding you the correct therapist to visit. We don’t believe in guessing and will only treat you if we are 100% sure we are confident in your diagnosis. 

“Osteopaths are able to identify important types of dysfunction in your body through skilled evaluation, and an extensive  range of hands-on techniques”

Treatment Techniques:

We also have a wide variety of treatment techniques:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • Dry Needling
  • Stretching techniques
  • Shock Wave Therapy
  • Exercise Prescription

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Depending on how you present, these treatment tools allow us to provide safe and effective pain relief. This is our initial goal – to get you out of pain as quickly and as safely as possible. We will then provide you with strategies to prevent the pain from reoccurring as well as prevent your dysfunction from becoming a chronic problem.

Why Are Equilibrium Osteopaths Different?

Unlike others, who may adopt a “recipe” style treatment for your condition, we believe your injury is as unique as you are! We tailor each and every treatment to YOU. Devoting a full hour to your first session, so we can delve deep into your case, ensuring we get to know the essence of YOU!  Constantly re-evaluating the changes your body may go through as you progress through your treatment journey.  We also believe in empowering you to play an active role in your recovery. We’ll give you home base strategies to work on your strength and mobility.

Come in and experience the Equilibrium Osteopath difference. 

If you have any questions we are more than happy to chat. Just email us at info@equilibriumsas.com.au your best contact details and we’ll give you a call to discuss how we can help you to better health and wellbeing TODAY! 


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