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East St Kilda Sports Spinal Clinic

Rodney Rowe

298 Dandenong Rd
St Kilda VIC 3183

Servicing area: St Kilda, Victoria

East St Kilda Sports Spinal Clinic
Osteopathic clinic for treatment and relief of back and neck pain, headaches and sports injuries.

East St Kilda Sports Spinal Clinic


teopathy is a widely recognised modern day manual therapy. Treatment techniques have been devised to address musculoskeletal and associated functional disorders of the body.

When to visit

Patients visit us for immediate and ongoing relief of back pain, headaches and joint injuries (scroll down for more ailments).

What makes us different

Osteopaths are primary care practitioners and take time to identify and assess all your problem areas. Patients are treated with an array of gentle hands-on techniques such as massage and manipulation that have been developed since the late 1800s.

We are commonly referred to as holistic therapists because we look at the bigger picture and address those factors that may have led to the original injury.

How we’re trained

Osteopathic medicine is a 5 year university course that emphasises a modern evidence-based approach to musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and shoulder pain.

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, knee and ankle pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Pregnancy
  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Neuralgia
  • Joint pain
  • Posture & mobility problems
  • Breathing restrictions
  • Digestive irritations

More on Osteo

Osteopathy works on the principle that structure governs function. Treatment reduces the effect of pain and excessive load on the body to relieve pain, improve mobility and enhance recovery times. Treatment techniques are designed to bring balance to the whole body.

How to book

Osteopaths at East St Kilda Sports & Spinal do not require referral from a General Practitioner so immediate appointments are available on phoning the clinic.

What to expect on your first visit
  • Full medical history and thorough examination
  • Explanation of your injury (diagnosis)
  • Gentle but effective treatment using hands-on techniques
  • Management strategy including how long your injury will take to get better

Osteopaths boast the largest variety of techniques out of any manual therapy and can include:
  • Massage (soft tissue therapy)
  • Joint manipulation
  • Stretching
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Articulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Counterstrain techniques

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Pilates is one of the most effective exercise regimes for your core stability and balance. It’s suitable for anyone and has positive effects on your posture and movement. Use pilates as a gentle alternative to develop your strength and endurance, to control pain or to assist your current training program.

How Pilates works

Pilates exercises develop the deep stabilising muscles adjacent to your spine by using spring loaded resistance to carry out controlled arm, leg and spinal movements.

The studio

We have two modern reformer beds and a trapeze table in our cosy studio space. Full length mirrors, polished floorboards, plenty of light and heating and cooling make it a special space to do your pilates workout.

About us

At East St Kilda Sports & Spinal Clinic we’re experienced pilates practitioners who are up to date with current research into spinal stability for safe training and injury management. Our background in osteopathy gives us expert skills in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and correction of movement dysfunction.

Supervised Sessions

We conduct tailored studio sessions for individuals and small groups. An initial assessment is required to analyse movement patterns and posture and to investigate any current or previous injuries.

We offer 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions that suit all ages and levels. Please click here for details on pricing and availability.

Go on, give it a try!

Book a session to see for yourself how pilates can make you feel strong and in control.

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Osteopaths at East St Kilda Sports & Spinal specialise in massage, manipulation, stretching, rehabilitation and postural/lifestyle advice. See how we can help your pain or injury:

Back Pain
Early intervention and identification of the underlying cause of your back issue improves mobility, speeds up recovery time and ensures that it doesn’t happen again.

Neck Pain
Osteopathic treatment is excellent for releasing tight muscles and joint stiffness. These symptoms and signs are commonly implicated in neck and shoulder pain.

Most sciatic-type problems are due to structures in your low back or hip referring pain down your leg.

Practitioners at East St Kilda Sports & Spinal are renowned for fixing headaches and migraines through gentle osteopathic treatment.

ESSSC welcomes all TAC, DVA and WorkCover patients.

Regular osteopathic treatment helps your body adjust to the changing demands that a growing baby places on your body.

Osteo treatment and advice are the keys to being pain free and slowing the progression of an arthritic joint.

Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
An injury due to repetitive work will keep returning unless the cycle of pain and inflammation is broken and its cause addressed.

Tune ups (Maintenance)
Osteos at East St Kilda Sports & Spinal have a special interest in sports and a unique style of treatment. We deal with muscle tears, ligament sprains and overuse injuries.

Sports Injuries
Osteos at East St Kilda Sports & Spinal have a special interest in sports and a unique style of treatment. We deal with muscle tears, ligament sprains and overuse injuries.

Osgood schlatter’s, Perthes, scoliosis and joint aches and pains are common problems that osteopaths deal with.

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