Osteopath in Brisbane
Heard of an Osteopath but not quite sure what they do? Osteopaths are health practitioners trained in treating musculoskeletal pains and injuries. They are highly educated at examining, diagnosing and providing hands on treatment for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions (issues involving nerves and muscles – eg: sciatica). Our Osteopath has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy.
Commonly Used Techniques
Osteopaths use soft tissue massage, muscle energy technique (relaxing the nerves to the muscles), joint mobilisation (improves mobility), exercise prescriptions, taping, dry needling and spinal manipulation/adjustment (technique done to a restricted point of the spine where the practitioner puts a fast minimal force to the joint to realign it, a pop or click can often be heard or felt, this repositioning allows the joint to improve its movement therefore also helping the local muscles that surround the joint move which further improves mobility of the spinal area).
Spinal manipulations are only ever done if absolutely necessary and with the patient’s full consent. There are many other forms of treatment that can improve joint mobility just as well.