ALLIED HEALTH Professionals
OSTEOPATH AND MASSAGE, CAIRNS
The Cairns Health Clinic (formerly the Cairns Osteopathic Clinic) was established on the 26th March 2001 by Dr. Philip Nolan (Osteopath). Philip is a local having been born and bred in Cairns and spent five years completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (clinical) and a Bachelor of Osteopathy at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He was always very excited to bring his training home to the Far North Queensland region.
Osteopathy and Osteopathic treatment are effectively used to treat general medical conditions such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, joint restrictions, muscle spasm, period pain, rotator cuff injuries, restricted joint range of motion, shortened tissue state, scoliosis and general alignment. Sports injuries such as sprains and strains, muscle tears, pelvic imbalance and postural correction. Osteopathic Treatment is safe for everyone including athletes, ladies in pregnancy, children, office workers, the elderly and the general public.
We believe in doing good for others
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches come in many shapes and forms.
There are primary headaches such as Tension headaches, Migraine headaches and Cluster headaches to name a few.
Strains happen when there is excessive stretching and or tearing of the muscle or connective tissue of the muscle (tendon) that attaches to the bone.
During pregnancy a great amount of change and development occurs to accommodate a growing foetus.
Postural changes & increase in weight are obvious, other changes may be more subtle like the effects of hormonal softening of ligaments & the position of the growing baby.
There is no doubt that Australia is a sporting nation.
At the Cairns Health Clinic we share that passion and we are here to assist in all the sprains and strains that occur in all the sporting fields.
Up to 80% of Australians will experience back pain at some point in their lives and up to 10% will experience significant disability as a result.
Sprains occur when there is excessive stretching or tearing of the ligaments and soft tissue that supports out joints.
Often this ensures pain, swelling, instability, guarding and a breakdown of proprioceptive information to the brain that helps assist in coordinated muscular movement of that joint.