Osteopathy is a body therapy which looks at your whole body. Rebecca uses a variety of techniques to work with the mechanics of your body with the aim of bringing balance to the systems. Her adjustments are applied with as minimal force as possible, and she does not push the body if it is not ready to shift. She works with the body’s innate healing process. If the structure of your body is aligned and free to move, then function can also improve . Its like your car, if it is not working well mechanically, then it will not function well. Your Osteopath is like a mechanic for your body.
Rebecca has been helping adults and children learn about healthy body mechanics and posture for nearly 20 years. She treats pain anywhere in the body. Head, neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs, feet - whether its an ache, stabbing pain, pins and needles or hot/cold sensation, an osteopath will take all these things into consideration. Even abdominal pain may be linked to the musculoskeletal system. Rebecca treats people aged 3-100.
Care is taken to make you feel comfortable during the treatment with the clothing remaining on, or appropriate use of towels.
During the treatment, soft tissue techniques will be used such as myofascial release, trigger point inhibition, muscle energy technique and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. These are combined with joint treatments such as articulation and mobilisation. A dry needling technique may also be used.
Rebecca qualified as an Osteopath in 2001 at Victoria University. Since then she has attended various post-graduate courses such as biodynamic craniosacral therapy, clinical pilates and reiki. While in Adelaide Rebecca served on the board of Chiropractors and Osteopaths.