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Why Osteopathy

Making You Better Than You Were Yesterday

Have you been told you should trial Osteopathy and see an Osteopath?

Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic is located in Glen Iris, and we are passionate about helping our Glen Iris, Ashburton, and Malvern locals.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a unique hands-on approach that evaluates and treats the body as a whole. An Osteopath undertakes a minimum of 5 years’ study at university and is trained in diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing musculoskeletal injuries.

We use techniques such as:

Osteopathy offers a safe and gentle alternative to medication, injections and surgery

We understand how frustrating an injury can be. It takes you away from the things you love doing. It can affect your mood, sleep, and happiness. This is why our Osteopaths use various gentle yet effective treatment techniques to help reduce your pain and have you moving better, quicker, now, and well into the future.

Osteopathy offers a safe and gentle alternative to pain medication, cortisone injections and sometimes even surgery. Our Osteopaths are constantly staying up to date with the latest treatment techniques,  research articles. In addition, they are committed to undertaking continuing professional development to deliver the highest levels of health care.

What does an osteopath treat?

Osteopathy treats more than you realise. To ensure we can deliver you the  best outcomes, we often work with other medical professionals, such as your GP, Dietitian, Myotherapist or Podiatrist. Many of our patients come from within our local area, presenting with symptoms such as:

Why Choose Osteopathy?

Get back to being your best! Reduce pain. Restore movement.

What attracts so many to Osteopathy, apart from its effectiveness, is our holistic approach; by incorporating every aspect of YOU as the individual. As a result, we can succeed where others have failed. We address every aspect of your life – your work habits, leisure activities, and musculoskeletal system. 

All this helps us to create a management plan that is as unique as you are!

Don’t assume your niggles, aches, and pains will get better by themselves. Sadly, this leads to poor outcomes and putting up with discomfort longer than you need to.

Reach out TODAY, and let the Osteopaths and Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic help you!

How Do I Book My Osteopathy Session?

Booking your Osteopathy appointment is easy. You can call us on (03) 9822 1900 or book online where you can choose your Osteopath and the appointment time that suits your schedule. We often have SAME DAY appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re in pain, every aspect of life can feel challenging. Osteopathy rebalances your body. According to Osteopathy Australia, Osteopathy also can give you:

  • Reduced pain levels
  • Improved mobility
  • A better nights sleep
  • A reduction in muscle spasm and tightness
  • Improved strength and stability
  • Improved performance
  • Helps with breathing and heart function
  • Strengthens your body
  • Improves your balance
  • Improves your mood
  • Reduces your stress levels
  • Improves your brain and motor function

These are all some of the common POSITIVE effects of a tremendous Osteopathic treatment session!

Osteopathy is a hands-on treatment that includes the following Osteopathic techniques:

  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Joint Manipulation (Where appropriate and safe)
  • Dri Needling
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • History
    Much like any other medical appointment, we will take a complete history of your presenting complaint. We will take the time to get to know you and your problem. We may ask questions related to your lifestyle, work habits, stress levels, sleeping patterns, and diet. This gives us a complete picture of your overall health and wellbeing.
  • Assessment
    Next, we want to see how you move by performing a series of special tests and movements. This gives us vital clues as to where we need to focus our treatment. It also helps us formulate a diagnosis and the start of your treatment plan.
  • Treatment
    Here, we get to work relieving tight muscles and spasms and mobilising and stretching your stiff joints. As mentioned above, we use various treatment techniques—all designed to improve your function as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Exercise Prescription
    To complement your hands-on treatment and promote our motto of empowering our patients to be active participants in your healing process, we give you a unique series of home base stretches or mobility and strengthening exercises. These help us reach your goals of better health and well-being faster and ensure LONG-TERM RESULTS.

This is the multi-million dollar question everyone asks! The answer. Everyone is different. and everyone heals at different rates. In our experience a combination of:

  • Hands-on Osteopathic techniques
  • Soft Tissue massage
  • Gentle Joint Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • Supportive Tape and Stability exercises

We often see our patients feel much better within 5-7 days. Once you are moving better and experiencing less pain, we can start to develop long-lasting strategies. Strategies such as strengthening exercises and postural awareness exercises to help reduce the likelihood of a re-occurrence.

If you have any questions about how our Osteopaths can help you, call us on (03) 9822 1900 or email us at [email protected].

Why choose Equilibrium for your Osteopathic treatment?

Break free from pain. Get back in the game.

At Equilibrium, we genuinely care about the health and wellbeing of each of our patients – that includes you. We’ll do everything we can to get you back on your feet, back to doing the things you love doing – quickly and safely.

Our goal is to reduce pain and restore normal function with a dynamic, functional, and science-based approach. Together, our team has over 20 years of clinical experience, helping others get back on their feet. We combine the latest techniques with proven practices and a wealth of experience.

We take a team approach working in collaboration with your other healthcare professionals to ensure you receive the best care possible. Located in Glen Iris, we proudly service Malvern, Malvern East, Hawthorn, Caulfield, Ashburton, Toorak, Camberwell, Armadale, Prahran, South Yarra, Kooyong, Richmond, Mont Albert & Kew.

Striving to make you feel better today, than you were yesterday!

Book online now to find a time that works for you.