Who are Oak Tree Osteopathy?
Oak Tree Osteopathy is an established allied health practice in the heart of Canterbury. We regularly care for and treat Boroondara’s residents for a variety of common and not-so-common conditions so they may go about their daily routines with greater ease of motion.
The treating team at Oak Tree Osteopathy has a combined 62 years of experience and has one very specific focus – We are dedicated to improving the health outcomes for all our patients.
You can read more about our team here
Why would you see an Osteopath?
There are many and varied conditions we are trained to treat. Our training enables us to diagnose, treat and manage chronic and acute presentations by treating both the symptoms and cause of the pain.
Below is a list of common ailments which regularly present at our clinic.
- Low back pain
- Sacroiliac pain
- Sciatica, carpal tunnel, disc disease and neuralgias
- Neck pain
- BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), Dizziness
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Postural strain
- RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow
- Rotator cuff injury, Shoulder bursitis and tendinosis
- Osteoarthritis relief and management
- Pregnancy-related pain and discomfort eg. pelvic instability
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Why would you choose an Oak Tree Osteopath?
Our patients mean the world to us. The five osteopaths in the clinic enjoy learning about their lives, what’s important to them, any concerns they have and the expectations they have of their treatment. By taking this extra level of interest, we are able to personalise their care for optimal outcomes.
At Oak Tree Osteopathy each of our practitioners will always endeavour to–
- Give our patients more time per consultation,
- Practice considered and purposeful hands-on therapies to ensure effective care,
- Address the cause of the pain, not merely the presenting complaint, and produce immediate beneficial change,
- Recognise every patient is an individual and develop a relationship with them to understand their whole health picture,
- Educate our patients to self-manage where possible,
- Provide feedback to GPs when patients are referred,
- We are government registered and Medicare rebates are available for eligible chronic care patients.
What is in our treatment tool box and how does it work?
We use massage, mobilisation, manipulation, stretching, myofascial release, articulation, dry needling, cupping, function and cranial techniques.
These techniques allow a quicker return to physical activity and assist in improving elasticity, strength, endurance, mobility and performance.
The aim of Osteopathic treatment is to:
- Re-establish full range of motion, improve joint mobility and balance,
- Correct compensatory movement patterns that cause further strain on other parts of the body,
- Strengthen surrounding muscles that may increase likelihood of recurrent sprain,
- Minimise or reduce guarding, swelling, inflammation and associated pain,
- Prescribe exercises and education to encourage patients’ self-management,
- Improve function in activities of daily living, including athletics specific skills.
Beyond our manual therapies we utilise education and exercise rehabilitation as take-home tools to keep you on track when you are not in need of our hands.
Exercise rehabilitation tools we use:
To help our patients achieve their health and fitness outcomes we create tailored exercise programs via a new app called PhysiApp. PhysiApp lets you complete your prescribed program by following crystal-clear, narrated exercise videos. PhysiApp is completely free to download from the App store and Google Play store or can be accessed via your browser. Built-in reminders help you to stay on track and your osteopath can follow your progress and message you via the App to see how your exercises are tracking.
JEMS takes a neurosensory approach to movement and uses very simple exercises that anyone can learn. JEMs exercises encourage you to explore the movements already available and helps you discover new ways to move in your whole body, which sometimes can be the key to unlocking past habits that are no longer helpful.
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We are registered, qualified and work collaboratively with your GP and other healthcare providers.
All of the Osteopaths at Oak Tree Osteopathy are government registered practitioners (AHPRA) who complete a minimum of five years’ university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans. Osteopaths are registered providers for DVA patients, as well as by workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers.
Make an appointment or visit our website to find out more
If you would like to make an appointment you can do so online here
Or alternatively you can speak to one of our Osteopaths on 9836 5683 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org