Peregian Beach Osteopathy

8/10 Grebe st
Peregian Beach QLD 4573

Servicing area: Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Coolum, Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach, Castaways Beach

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Peregian Beach Osteopathy


 

If you are looking for a great, practical experienced osteopath in the Sunshine Coast area, book with Dr Patricia Thomas.  She is a great listener, quick to understand, empathetic and simultaneously constructive in her advice and approach to treatment. She is smoothly competent in her knowledge, treatment and guidance.

Patricia is experienced in alleviating and treating a wide range of conditions, and will adapt her techniques to your needs. Here are some of the conditions she treats:

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • TMJ
  • neck pain
  • rotator cuff/shoulder dysfunction 
  • acute and chronic lower back pain
  • referred pain, from acute and chronic issues,including nerve-related, muscle-related, joint-related and less obvious causes such as abdominal and pelvic organ referred pain
  • sports-injuries
  • arthritis relief
  • spinal mobilisation and co-treatment of conditions such as Scheurmann's Disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis, and nerve impingements
  • spinal facet joint inflammation
  • scoliosis
  • overuse injuries eg carpal tunnel, shin splints, tennis elbow/golfer's elbow, shoulder rotator cuff injuries/pain, hip rotator/pelvic-force-couple dysfunction, shoulder strain, achilles tendonitis
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • chest and rib muscle and joint discomfort
  • hip, knee, ankle and foot pains, strains and sprains
  • muscle strains and spasms
  • eye-strain from sinusitis, screen-use and muscular fatigue
  • sub-occipital (base of skull) pain and stiffness
  • sacral pain and discomfort, from falls/pregnancy/muscle attachments pulling/internal forces

 

 

Seeing a health-care professional who is also holistic to help to assess, unburden, and put things in perspective for you is a step towards reclaiming something you might have thought you’d lost. Professional training in manual therapy fields is much broader than non-professional technique-based therapies.  Patricia will, as a primary health-care professionals, use your history to screen you for issues that may be time-sensitive for medical intervention, or requires co-treatment from other health professionals. 

Recent scientific evidence has shown that the simple combination of the type of treatment offered by osteopathy is best for the recovery of patients with acute or chronic back pain. They showed that patients usually become less reliant on potentially dangerous medications, when they stick to that particular type of treatment plan. That type of treatment includes: keep moving, appropriate graded exercise, manipulation (but not several times a week or month), and skilled manual mobilisation/soft-tissue approaches.

Osteopaths have intense university training and discipline that has educated them to know when to treat, refer or co-treat a patient who has back pain (and many other signs and symptoms). 

● disc injuries - bulges, herniations (and what some call ‘slipped discs’)
● Back and chest pain after respiratory illness
● inflammation in the spine, including osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, facet joint degeneration
● sharp, acute, burning, shooting, radiating or throbbing pain, with or without pins and needles, numbness or weakness
● dull uncomfortable vague aching discomfort or pain
● sharp pain on movement
● tight, stiff ‘locked-up’ aches and pains
● muscle fatigue/weakness/strain/tears
● ligamentous strain in the ligaments supporting the spine and associated structures
● sciatica
● spinal joint sprain

 

 


Not just for backs/spines.  Holistic, clinically-reasoned treatment.

 


Patricia helps adults, men and women of any age. Whether you are feeling a bit sore from taking on a new exercise, coping with 'cankles' from being pregnant, dizzy, have eye or jaw strain, headaches, she helps people with more than just shoulder, neck, back and other joint pain. Apart from great hands, she does sports-taping, dry-needling (not acupuncture - that's a TCM expertise), uses ultrasound (when safe), and uses adjunctive therapies. Osteopaths don't rely on manipulation to treat you, and always have other options for when manipulation is not right for health or personal reasons. 

The osteopathic profession predates physiotherapy and chiro - the professions that many people use to explain the context of what we do.  We are a stand-alone registered discipline because our professional reasoning and approach are different from other disciplines. Across all health professions the best practitioners share what we know to work, and learn from each other for our patients' benefits. You can always discuss your concerns about any technique/approach with Patricia during your treatment. You'll find her easy to talk to, and always ready to explain her reasoning for choosing to do/not do something. You will never be pressured to have a treatment modality with which you don't feel comfortable.

Health-conscious people who want a tune-up type of assessment and treatment to keep them on track in their sport or work choose to see osteopaths regularly for self-maintenance.   If you ever felt like your treatment should just be a bit of everything (a personal and appropriate combination of specific muscle and musculoskeletal treatment, manipulation, exercise prescription, or slower, finer-tuned gentle treatment techniques) then you'll probably like the way Patricia works.  Treatments are in a relaxed and calm environment, one-to-one, and private (no multi-practitioner/patient concerns). Try Peregian Beach Osteopathy

Peregian Beach Osteopathy is convenient to a lot of great cafes, and to the local beach.  It is friendly and professional place to manage your musculoskeletal health issues in a holistic manner.

Patricia will integrate her constant training and experience to provide you with individual care and advice.   She is highly-trained in spinal and peripheral joint manipulation. She also uses cranio-sacral and visceral techniques. Her finely-tuned soft-tissue treatment can assist not only in injury management, but also in reducing stress, fatigue and sleeping problems.

If you are looking for a great, practical experienced osteopath in the Sunshine Coast area, call to book with your local osteopath, Dr Patricia Thomas. She is very experienced in alleviating and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, and will adapt her techniques to your needs. Here are some of the conditions treated:

    • headache
    • jaw pain
    • neck pain
    • acute and chronic lower back pain
    • spinal disc problems
    • referred pain, from acute and chronic issues,including nerve-related, muscle-related, joint-related and less obvious causes such as abdominal and pelvic organ referred pain
    • inflammation from injury
    • arthritis relief
    • spinal mobilisation and treatment to assist with conditions such as Scheurmann's Disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • spinal facet joint inflammation
    • scoliosis
    • treatment and management of overuse injuries (e.g. shin splints, elbow strain, shoulder strain, tendonitis, thumb and wrist problems)
    • sports injuries
    • chest and rib muscle and joint discomfort 
    • shoulder, elbow and hand pain
    • hip, knee, ankle and foot pains, strains and sprains
    • muscle strains and spasms, including eye-strain from sinusitis and muscular fatigue
    • base of skull pain and stiffness
    • sacral pain and discomfort
    • pelvic pain and discomfort associated with surgery and female-specific conditions
    • mid and upper back pain and discomfort
    • skeletal-muscle-related eye strain
    • nerve and circulatory entrapments such as carpal tunnel, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome
    • vertigo and dizziness
    • improving balance to reduce falls and trips risk
    • falls and trip prevention training
    • sciatica
    • vertigo and dizziness
    • pregnancy-related conditions

 


WHAT IS AN OSTEOPATH?

 

Osteopathy is a government-registered health discipline requiring rigorous *university training.  Worldwide there are differing criteria to be called an Osteopath; not all are consistent with the discipline required to be register in Australia. The discipline is focussed on skilled manual health care, exercise and lifestyle advice that considers a patient's mind, body and spirit. Osteopathy is not a technique; it is a health-discipline.

In Australia, osteopathy holds protected title under law. To achieve this registration in Australia, osteopaths must complete five years of university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques, earning both Bachelor and Masters’ degrees.

*The Australian Qualifications Framework sets standards, and ensures the consistency of quality and discipline when accrediting the status of any formal qualification in Australia. https://www.aqf.edu.au/.

Fees: Initial $125 (or $110 eligible concession)
Standard follow-up $85 (or $80 eligible concession)
GP CDM referrals welcome. A gap will apply, to ensure the ability to maintain high professional standards and treatment times one-on-one with patients.

Qualification details


Bachelor of Applied Science. (Osteopathy), Master (Osteopathy),
Dip.Health Science (Massage Therapy).

Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Coolum, Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach, Castaways Beach


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