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Osteopathy is a hands on approach to healthcare recognising the important link between the structures of your body & the way it works. Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health & well-being.

General Osteopathy

 

 

There are many reasons why the lower back should become symptomatic. Some of the common causes include:

  • restricted lumbar facet joints

  • restricted sacroiliac joints

  • hypertonic pelvic muscles including piriformis and the gluteals that restrict sacrum movement and can contribute to lower back pain

  • leg length differences

  • scoliosis

  • poor hip, knee and foot mechanics

  • altered stomach and bowel function

lower back pain

 

 

These are some common contributors to headaches:

  • Poor posture

  • Restriction of the small muscles and nerves at the top of the neck and base of the skull

  • jaw tension

  • sporting injuries

  • sleep positions

  • neck trauma

headaches

 

 

Common areas of sport injury include:

  • shoulder - including rotator cuff damages and burtisis

  • elbow - tennis and golfers elbow

  • hips  - trochanteric bursitis, labral tears

  • knee - meniscus tears, lateral and medial ligament strains, cruciate ligament damage

  • ankles and feet - plantar fasciitis, archilles strain, lateral ankle ligament strain

sport injuries

 

 

Many mothers-to-be find Osteopathic treatment very beneficial both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth.

At Sunshine Coast Osteopathy we use a number of osteopathic techniques to release stress and tension in your body and to help improve the movement of your bones and muscles. These include:

  • Soft tissue massage

  • Muscle stretching

  • Passive range of motion

  • Gentle joint manipulation

 

By treating your whole body and the mind, Sunshine Coast Osteopathy aim to treat the cause of the problem and to also assist the body to naturally heal itself.

 

If you would like more information on osteopathy for pregnancy, post birth, babies or children, or if would like to book an appointment with Andrew please contact us on 07 5443 6818 or andrew@sunshinecoastosteopathy.com.au

pregnancy, baby and children

 

 

Common area for attention for jaw pain includes:

  • restricted jaw joint - (TMJ - temporomandibular joint) 

  • hypertonic jaw muscles of the face and skull

  • mal-aligned bite 

  • stress

  • poor sleep 

jaw pain

 

 

The neck can be a cause of pain in its own right or be exacerbated by issues in the thoracic spine and shoulder complex. We will assess exactly what is creating the neck pain and treat in a comprehensive way to address all related areas.

neck pain

 

 

Osteopathy is a "whole body" system of manual therapy, based on unique biomechanical principles, which uses a wide range of techniques to treat musculo-skeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body.

The primary focus of Osteopathy is the restoration of function. Osteopaths assess and diagnose the problem, then plan and administer treatment programs that aim to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury.

 

The most common complaints for which patients consult osteopaths include:

  • Stress related pain

  • Back and neck pain

  • Sciatica

  • Headaches

  • Pains in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles, tendonitis and muscle strains

  • Work-related and repetitive strain injuries

  • Sports-related injuries.

  • Pain associated with arthritic conditions

Many mothers-to-be find Osteopathic treatment very beneficial both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth.

Osteopathy is a professional, valuable, natural and safe treatment option offered to all Australians to improve quality of life.

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

THE BUTEYKO BREATHING TECHNIQUE

 

Asthma and breathing related disorders are a common chronic condition in many people today, including people living on the Sunshine Coast. The Buteyko method is a drug-free treatment for breathing related problems offered by Sunshine Coast Osteopathy.

When treating asthmatics, we do a lot of work to the neck, back, ribs and diaphragm to make sure they are all moving as a coordinated unit (as often they are not) and that there are no restrictions of the muscles or joints. In addition, we also teach the patient how to
breath correctly using the Buteyko Method.

There have been many clinical trials on the Buteyko Method - all producing similar impressive results (Med J Aust. 1998 Dec 7-21;169(11-12):575-8). The Buteyko method teaches you
breathe control using breathing exercises that retrain your breathing pattern and is an effective drug-free approach for the management of asthma and other related breathing problems.

Changes in your breathing pattern can significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma and improve your quality of life and performance.

If you are based on the Sunshine Coast or the surrounds and would like more information on the Buteyko Method, or if would like to book an appointment with Andrew please contact us on 07 5443 6818 or andrew@sunshinecoastosteopathy.com.au

 

Our Company

Osteopathy is a "whole body" system of manual therapy, based on unique biomechanical principles, which uses a wide range of techniques to treat musculo-skeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body.

Location

Active Living Wellness Clinic
3/81 Sixth Avenue,

Sunshine Coast, Queensland 4558

Operating Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:30pm

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