What is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a recognised system of manual medicine that recognises the important link between the body’s structure and the way it functions.
Osteopaths focus on the quality and presentation of a person’s joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissues and organ systems and how these tissues interact and function as a holistic unit.
Osteopaths are government registered primary health care practitioners who have completed a minimum of 5 years of university education, incorporating a bachelor medical science qualification followed by a graduate Masters program. Osteopaths are trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.
At Ballina lifestyle osteopathy we use a range of hands-on approaches, including soft tissue work (massage), joint mobilisation (rhythmic movement of joints) and manipulation approaches, various stretching and myofascial techniques (muscles and connective tissue) alongside exercise, postural movement advice and ergonomic instruction.
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