Australian Health Regulation Law strictly forbids any registered health professional making any claims of cure; that treatment is effective; or that a certain treatment can help or improve a certain condition, unless there is good quality evidence to justify such a claim. Quality scientific research is prohibitively expensive, and afforded only by those industries that can expect a good financial return on such a big investment. Instead of selling profitable products to the mass market, Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers who spend the one-on-one time necessary to assess each patient as an individual. Osteopathic Medicine itself has been in existence for over 140 years, and so American Osteopathic hospitals have been a reliable source of clinical research. Information on such clinical outcomes is available, but one needs the extra time to search for them (most Osteopaths prefer to just get on with the job of treating people). In everyday practice, an Osteopath will apply the holistic principles of Osteopathic Medicine, and each treatment will be tailored to the needs of each unique individual.
Australian Health Regulation Law also strictly forbids osteopaths and doctors from using any kind of customer testimonial. We are therefore unable to offer you a window into other people's lives, or their personal experiences of Osteopathy. What our clinic can do however, is list the most common reasons that people of all ages have sought out osteopathic treatment with us.
Back pain Neck pain Headache Postural problems Scoliosis Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain Stress management, anxiety and relaxation Fatigue Asthma Digestive disturbances Preventative healthcare
Fertility (within the context of the self-healing principles outlined in the homepage questionnaire) Addressing a past history of physical injury Physical preparation for pregnancy Stress management
Physical preparation for pregnancy Stress management Maintaining postural alignment Preparing the pelvis for delivery
Residual stress for mother following birth Aches and pains for mother than won't go away Mother just not feeling right after a medicalised birth Mother postural strain and stress management Colic or reflux Latching or feeding problems Flat or uneven head shape Delay in crawling Asymmetry in neck rotation or rolling Difficult Births (C section, Forceps, Vacuum Extractions, Long Labour, stressful or medicalised birth)
An Osteopath's duty of care requires that our patients must be informed of the following. Whilst the greatest possible care is taken, no matter how gentle a treatment is intended to be, all treatment methods (as it is in the practice of modern medicine) have both benefits and the potential for risks and side effects.