The Pure Health Osteopathy Team has been providing osteopathic care to adults for over 10 years in Rosanna. PHO also provides care for dancers and pre pointe assessments.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of healthcare that examines the link between the structure of the body and the way the body functions. Osteopaths examine and treat the skeleton, joints, nerves, muscles and connective tissues, as well as remaining focussed on the body as a holistic unit.
Osteopaths are trained in skilled evaluation and diagnosis, and use a wide range of techniques to treat identified musculoskeletal dysfunctions. For example, techniques used include soft tissue therapy or massage and mobilization of joints with manipulation, articulation and muscle energy techniques.
How Osteopathy may help you.
Osteopathy has positive evidence of effectiveness for the following conditions:
Low back pain
Headaches and migraine
Acute musculoskeletal pain
Shoulder pain and injuries
Ankle and foot injuries
Pelvic and low back pain related to pregnancy
Pre Pointe Assessments and Dance Injuries
At Pure Health Osteopathy, pre pointe assessments are carried out for dancers prior to commencing pointe work. The assessment focuses on the areas required for safe pointe work such as pointe range, calf strength and flexibility, lateral and medial ankle strength, big toe flexibility, intrinsic foot muscle strength, turn-out flexibility and strength, leg alignment and pelvic stability during plie and fondue.
In addition, the assessment includes a screening of the ankles, knees, hips and spine for any issues that may cause problems with going onto pointe.