Our Osteopaths treat a wide range of complaints from headaches and low back pain to sporting injuries. We also have a special interest in treating babies, children and pregnancy. For pregnant women we have a special pregnancy treatment table to make your osteopathic treatment as comfortable as possible. www.coastosteo.com.
We like to treat people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, with a wide range of complaints from neck and back pain to headaches, joint and muscle pain, pregnancy related issues and sporting injuries. Currently we have 6 Osteopaths who are fully qualified and members of Osteopathy Australia.
We also have a dedicated rehabilitation studio run by an Exercise Physiologist to provide one on one assessments, mat pilates classes, mobility classes and diabetic assessments.
The modern roots of Osteopathy date back to 1872. Dr. A.T Still, a Physician, believed the body was created as a perfect harmonious whole and contained the basics necessary for its own healing. He developed a system for stimulating the immune system naturally. He eliminated the use of addictive and toxic drugs from his practice and considered surgery a last resort as a means of treatment. The first Osteopaths came to Australia in 1908 from the U.S.A.
Osteopathy is a manual medicine that focuses on the treatment of the physical body, the joints, muscles and connective tissue with a variety of hands on techniques such as deep massage, stretching and manipulation. This, in turn, affects the functioning of the whole body via connections with the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Osteopaths also offer you personal advice on stretching and strengthening exercises, posture, diet, lifting procedures and stress management.
Osteopaths are Government Registered practitioners of manual medicine. In Australia there are three undergraduate Osteopathic courses. All are five years full time. R.M.I.T.: Bachelor of Osteopathic Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science). Victoria University: Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteo). University of Western Sydney (Macarthur): Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biosciences) and a Master of Osteopathy
Osteopaths are also required by their governing body (Australian Osteopathic Association) to undertake continuing professional development training throughout their career.