The Osteopathy Clinic of Choice for Eastwood and North Sydney Residents
At Healthwise, we understand that there is a fast-growing need for complementary medical services that are effective in relieving common issues that occur in various parts of the body. That’s why we decided to form a team of passionate, experienced professionals who could use modern technology to provide a total range of osteopathy treatments that aim to help patients throughout the North Sydney and Eastwood areas maintain or regain musculoskeletal health.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of five years’ university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.
Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medical Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Osteopaths are registered providers for workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers.
Australian Osteopathic Association 2013