Melbourne Osteopathic and sports injuries practice is dedicated to providing Melbourne with a world class Osteopathic service.
Since 1974 we have been assisting the general public and local sporting teams to world class performers and Olympic athletes. This has been achieved by providing expertise combined with up to date knowledge to treat, manage and prevent injuries and illness.
What is Osteopathy
A modern day Osteopath is trained as a primary contact practitioner with a high level of diagnostic skill. The Osteopath treats the patient holistically, with a combination of hands on manual therapy which consists of massage, articulation, manipulation, advice on management and exercises, lifestyle, rehabilitation regimes and referral when necessary.
The principles and philosophy of osteopathy integrate health and illness, emphasizing four major areas:
Structure and function are interdependent. Furthermore behaviour is an intermingled complex in which psychosocial influences can effect both anatomy (structure) and physiology (function). All these relationships are fundamentally designed to work in harmony.
The body has the ability to heal itself, and the role of the osteopathic physician is to enhance the healing process as much as possible.
Diseases, impairments and disabilities arise from disruptions of the normal interactions of anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
Appropriate treatment is based on the ability to understand, diagnose and treat by ( using a variety of methods ) whatever methods are available, including manually applied procedures. When hands on procedures are used to identify somatic dysfunction, the practitioner then determines whether the pattern of somatic dysfunction that is observed can be related to any visceral (that is, related to the internal body organs), neuromuscular skeletal, or occasionally behavioural dysfunction.
At present we have three experienced Osteopaths operating out of two clinics, situated in both North Caulfield and Brunswick. MOSIP also enjoys the benefits of a Psychologist and a part time general Practitioner who practise out of both clinics. We treat general conditions in a variety of ages ranging from children to the very elderly. We have special interests in sports injuries and treat many companies associated with the performing arts.
The clinic has been operating for over thirty years and the current practitioners have a combined experience of over thirty five years in general practice.
We commonly treat the following conditions: