The Osteopaths at Bodywise Osteopathy Brisbane employ a system of diagnosis and treatment for a vast variety of back, neck, joint and muscle conditions. Bodywise has a number of internationally experienced osteopaths available who will meticulously examine and investigate the structure of the body in order to find areas of imperfections that are affecting the way your body functions as a whole.
We are only as strong as our weakest link! This investigative process into your body by the osteopath is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the spine, skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together, much the same as a finely tuned engine.
Bodywise Osteopathy Brisbane practitioners have many years of experience that has allowed them to develop a highly tuned sense of touch (palaption), physical manipulation/adjustment, stretching and soft-tissue release techniques to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. Your osteopath may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring, so you can make the most of the sunshine in this lovely city of Brisbane! Osteopathy Works!
Osteopathic Professional Standards and Regulation
All Osteopathic Doctors at Bodywise Osteopathy Brisbane have undergone Undergraduate and Post-Graduate University Training for 5 Full-Time years. They are regulated by the National Board of Osteopathy and are Members of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA). As members of the AOA our practitioners are required to meet an annual standard of continuing education, as set out in the AOA statutes; so you can rest assured you are literally in very safe hands.
Who and what do osteopaths treat?
Practically anyone and everyone is suitable for osteopathy. Your osteopath’s appraoch is suited to teh patient rpesenting- extremely gentle for babies and for physical when the need calls for it. An Osteopath treats people from all walks of life for a wide variety of aches, injuries and pains. Please visit our Pain Treatment link to see if your pain is something we treat at Bodywise Osteopathy Brisbane.
What to expect when you visit an Osteopath
During your first consultation, your Osteopath will ask questions about your medical history and conduct a full osteopathic and orthopaedic physical examination. Nothing too scary! You may be asked to remove some of your clothing, depending on the area of your body requiring treatment. Following osteopathic treatment, your Osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-ray, scans or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you. If needed, your Osteopath may refer you on to another health professional. Two heads are often better than one!
Is osteopathic treatment painful?
Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. Some injuries however, may require the handling of painful and inflamed areas but your osteopath will take all due care to make you as comfortable as possible. Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment similar to that felt after a gym session that you haven’t tried in months.
How long will your treatment take?
Your initial consultation may last up to one hour because it includes a thorough history and examination as well as treatment. Follow-up treatments are usually a little shorter. Depending on your condition, it is wise to leave 30 mintues aside. Your osteopath doesn’t treat to the clock- some conditons require very intervention to bring your body back to balance, however others require longer more progressive sessions.
Bodywise Osteopathy Brisbane: Professional – Safe – Effective – Cause Focused Treatment.
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