"Osteopathic Medicine is a hands-on manual therapy that aims to restore the human body's natural self-healing potential. Self-healing is activated when the physical body reflects it's original perfect blueprint, and functions as a harmonious and integrated whole".
Our 2 Treatment Methods
Our Structural Method looks at the body in purely mechanical terms: like a machine that needs a tune-up - this method tends to be firmer by nature. Our Functional Method sees the body as a living organism, with self-awareness and the capacity to generate therapeutic change from within - this method is gentle by nature.
Comparing the following links, will help you decide which method of treatment maybe best suited to you. Of course there will be finer distinctions to be made between the different methods of treatments offered in different health professions. The remainder of this website aims to describe Osteopathic medicine in further detail.
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A further understand of the different treatment methods can be found here...
The 'Principles of Osteopathy’ link above provides the essential information required to assist a patient during their first Osteopathic appointment - this particular topic (and others) are expanded upon in the BLOG section. Given that an extensive case history is taken during this first appointment and time is of the essence, priority is given to treatment itself instead of answering questions related to treatment. Further reading of this website offers a comprehensive explanation of Osteopathy, that should satisfy most readers. Any further questions can then be answered through your own personal experience of Osteopathy.
"Health is not just the absence of pain or disease; it is the expression of nature's greatest potential".
Dunsborough Osteopathy is situated just 10 minutes from Dunsborough town centre. The clinic is surrounded by natural bush and a winter creek, and offers a beautiful and supportive therapeutic environment. Osteopathic treatments encourage therapeutic changes to arise from within a patient’s own body - powered by the body’s own self-healing mechanism.
David Bennett is our Osteopath in residence. David has over 20 years clinical experience and extensive post-graduate Osteopathic training. He is a calm and considerate practitioner, who helps patients rediscover their self-healing capacity.
David's family has been living in the Dunsborough region for almost 40’years.
"It is the objective of the doctor to find health, anyone can find disease." ~ Dr. A.T. Still (Founder of Osteopathy) 1876
If you are a new patient, please plan to arrive at the clinic early. A thorough case history is undertaken plus the treatment itself - so every moment is precious.
Prior to your first appointment, please complete one of the following information forms. Forms will also be available to complete at reception. If you would prefer to complete a form upon arrival, please ensure that you arrive at least 10 minutes early. Thank you.
It is recommended that new patients complete the clinic questionnaire. This questionnaire contains some questions that may seem unfamiliar, yet become more self-evident through one's own experience of Osteopathic treatment.
Flowers throughout this website where photographed in the bush surrounding our clinic. Just like the human body, flowers are nature's perfect interplay between structure and function. Nothing exists without a reason.