At Brunswick Family Osteopathy we offer Osteopathic care for many conditions and for people of all ages. Osteopathy is a hands-on manual therapy which focuses on treating a range of problems arising from muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. We pride ourselves in applying the Osteopathic philosophy of looking at the body as a whole, in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries and conditions.
All practitioners are Registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia and are members of the Osteopathic Association.
Drs Kirsten Chadwick, Anita Biddle, Michelle Brown and Alyssa Doyle (Osteopaths) are all experienced practitioners (ranging from 6-25 years in practice). They share a keen interest in treating key muscluoskeletal complaints such as those causing headaches and low back pain. Kirsten and Anita have undertaken post graduate training in Paediatric Osteopathy and all have a keen interest the treatment of Pregnancy and post-natal related issues.
We are open Monday to Saturday with evening appointments also available.
We offer on the spot health insurance rebates HICAPS and service TAC, work cover and veteran’s affairs claims*. Check out our website for more details.
We also treat patients referred under an Enhanced Primary Care/CDM plan from there GP with Medicare rebates applicable*.
* Gaps may apply.
Osteopathic treatment is used for many musculo-skeletal conditions. It is a hands-on manual therapy which focuses on treating a range of problems arising from muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners, which means that there is no need for a referral and we are trained in musculo-skeletal examination and diagnosis. Osteopaths may treat people of all ages from newborns, infants and children to adults and the elderly.
The main principle of Osteopathy is that the body is a whole and that the structure and function of the body are interrelated. This means that dysfunction, or damage, to one area of the body can have effects on other regions of the body. Osteopaths look to not only to treat the symptoms of your problem, but the cause behind it. Our techniques are hands-on and are specific to your condition and you.
Babies, Children and Teenagers
As they grow, babies and children go through huge changes. These changes can place a lot of stress on the body, especially if there are already underlying musculoskeletal problems. The problems may be due to a number of causes. For example, strains from pregnancy and birth, childhood accidents and falls, genetic disorders, growth related stresses and strains, infections, postural strains and sporting injuries. Read more >>
Osteopathy is used in pregnancy to help with muscuo-skeletal strains and stresses. Treatment may help your body adjust to the huge changes that it goes through during the nine months of pregnancy and beyond. Your Osteopath can also advise you on appropriate exercise, as well as self help techniques during labour. Read more >>
Osteopathy is best known for the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems arising from muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. This can then affect the functioning of the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems as well. The following are some of the conditions we most commonly see the musculo-skeletal components of:
Upon arrival you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire which details your past medical history and presenting complaint. Your Osteopath will then take a detailed history of your complaint as well as your medical history. A thorough physical examination will follow which includes analyzing movement and hands on assessment of the problem region. An Osteopath looks at the body as a unit, which means that the examination may include an assessment of adjoining regions and related systems in order to assess the overall effect of your complaint.
Once a definitive diagnosis has been made, the Osteopath will use a variety of techniques. This may include soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, stretching, gentle connective tissue balances or Craniosacral techniques all aimed at restoring function to the effected area. Your treatment may also involve postural, exercise and/or dietary advice to aid in your recovery. Your initial consultation will last between half an hour to an hour and any subsequent consultations, should they be required, are around half an hour.