“Nothing looks as good as healthy feels. Let us show you how we can help get you healthy.”

— Dr. Monica Bassier

Initial Osteopathic Consultation

Our Osteopaths use skilled assessment, diagnosis and hands-on techniques to treat common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Osteopaths treat the body as a whole with a focus on providing both immediate symptomatic relief and achieving long lasting outcomes.

The Osteopathic Treatment

The treatment itself can vary practitioner to practitioner, but all will involve a hands on approach. Osteopaths have a wide variety of manual techniques they use to treat various complaints. They include:

  • Soft tissue Massage
  • Stretching
  • Articulation (joints are passively taken through their range of motion by the practitioner)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (used to lengthen tight, contracted muscles)
  • Counterstrain (releases tight muscles by positioning the affected muscle in a shortened position to stretch the opposing muscles)
  • Manipulations (short, quick movements used to unlock joints and get them moving better)
  • Functional Techniques (gentle mobilisation of joints by easing patterns of stress)
  • Visceral Techniques (used to influence the function of organs)
  • Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needling directly into a muscle in an area of the body, most typical one causing pain. It is very effective in the treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention. There are no injected solutions and the needle is very thin to reduce any discomfort.
The main aim of dry needling is to achieve pain relief by de-activating painful nodules in muscles known as myofascial trigger points. A myofascial trigger point (sometimes known as a knot) consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. Many people find that it can also lead to increased energy levels, better appetite and sleep as well as an enhanced sense of overall well being.

Conditions which respond to dry needling include, but are not limited to:

Frozen Shoulder
Tennis elbow
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Golfer’s elbow
Buttock pain
Leg pain
Hamstring strains
Shin splints
Muscle Spasms
Sciatic Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Repetitive Strain Injuries

Being situated just north of Melbournes’ CBD, our osteopaths treat a variety of both office based and sporting injuries.

Our Osteopaths in Melbourne are currently available Monday to Saturday.

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