What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of hands-on healthcare focused on treating musculoskeletal complaints and neuro-muscular conditions.

Techniques used

  • Soft and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Stretching
  • Articulation
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Counterstrain
  • Joint Mobilisation or Manipulation
  • Superficial Dry Needling – additional qualifications.

At Focus Osteopathy, the treatments and techniques we use are tailored to your needs and comfort. We listen and we care.

Qualifications of our Osteopaths

  • 3 year Bachelor of Science (Clinical)
  • 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine)
  • 2 year Master Health Science (Osteopathy)
  • 2 Year Master of Osteopathy

Meet our team of Osteopaths.

Why Visit an Osteopath?

Our Osteopaths assess patients and create tailored programs for a wide range of people with all different needs. Types of people and needs include:

Our Pregnancy Osteopaths have undergone specific training addressing the effects that pregnancy can have on the musculoskeletal and neuro-muscular structures of the body. Pregnancy Osteopathy is a gentle treatment to help your body adapt to the natural changes of your growing baby.

Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • Pre-natal musculoskeletal health
  • Pregnancy musculoskeletal pain:
    • Back ache
    • Leg pain
    • Headaches
    • Pelvic pain
    • Postural changes.
  • Advice for correct posture, exercise and general comfort
  • Post-natal musculoskeletal health: after birth and after pregnancy lower back and pelvis check
  • Advice on post-natal recovery
  • Abdominal separation assessment
  • Pelvic floor and pelvic stability
  • Clearance for starting exercise.
  • Postural changes post pregnancy due to:
  • Breast feeding
  • Nursing
  • Carrying a baby.

Our Osteopaths are experienced and caring. They help women feel comfortable through their pregnancies with carefully selected techniques and guidance. They also provide advice and support after pregnancy to help you recover as best and as quickly as you can.

Our Osteopaths are gentle and caring when treating children and babies.

Babies

Aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include any neuro-muscular contributors to:

  • Feeding issues
  • Irritability
  • Constipation and digestive complaints
  • Head shape concerns
  • Musculoskeletal concerns – weight bearing issues, development concerns.

Children

Aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • Postural complaints
  • Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Sporting/recreational activity injuries
  • Headaches due to musculoskeletal dysfunction 
  • Any neuro-muscular contributions to Stomach or Asthma complaints.
Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • Aches and pains – mobility, circulation
  • Postural advice
  • Balance issues: address possible causes
  • Osteoporosis: Advice and treatment
  • Advice and clearance for appropriate exercise
  • Age related conditions:
    • Arthritis
    • Joint pain
    • Old injuries
    • Post surgical recovery (joint replacements, musculoskeletal repair).

Osteopathy is registered for Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

You may have an injury or pain as a result of the extra weight you are carrying or  have weight-related diabetes.

Osteopathy is an ideal first step toward your weight loss goals. We aim to assist you to overcome any injury holding you back from your weight loss goal. Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • A detailed explanation of the cause of the problem
  • An investigation into lifestyle, with the aim to provide appropriate exercise advice  and guidance for your condition. Our Osteopaths work closely with our Nutritionist, if required, to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity.
Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • Pre and post-pregnancy related musculoskeletal complaints
  • Joint pain
  • Advice on stress incontinence – working with our healthcare providers if necessary
  • Headache and migraine – as a result of musculoskeletal causes
  • Back pain
  • Postural related pains
  • Stress and tension – as a result of musculoskeletal causes.
Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain – including pain as a result of stress, or posture and pains which are travelling down the arms or into the hip and leg regions.
  • Frequency of headaches
  • Muscular tension and stress
  • Any neuro-muscular cause of poor Circulation
  • Joint restriction – range of motion
  • Postural advice
  • Preventative exercises.
Our Osteopath’s are experienced with assessing and treating headaches as a result of musculoskeletal causes. It’s not as common, but headaches and migraines can be caused by something more serious. Our Osteopaths are trained to identify the severity of your headache or migraine and refer you to the relevant healthcare provider if they believe further investigation is required.

Some aspects that our Osteopaths will consider and examine include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of headaches – particularly headaches arising from the neck, Jaw (TMJ), sinus, stress, posture
  • Frequency of headaches
  • Muscular tension and stress
  • Joint restriction – range of motion
  • Postural advice
  • Preventative exercises.
Do you have a specific sporting goal? We can help you and give you advice for an upcoming competition, a particular event, speed and endurance, and more.

Some aspects that Osteopathy for sports will consider and examine include:

  • Treatment and management of sports related injuries including:
    • Sprains
    • Strains
    • Muscle tears
    • Joint injuries
    • Impact injuries
    • Falls.
  • General management of condition for sports
  • Pre and post event treatment and assessment
  • Assessment and advice of areas such as:
    • Footwear
    • Bike position
    • Running style, and more.
  • Injury prevention includes:
    • Treatment of postural imbalances
    • Advice to prevent injury.

Appointment Information

What to Bring

If applicable please bring:

  • Any relevant information from your health history such as letters from your GP, x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans or ultrasound scans
  • Water bottle.

What to Wear

Comfortable, loose clothing.

Opening Hours

Osteopathy Mount Waverley

  • Monday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Wednesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Friday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Osteopathy Murrumbeena

  • Monday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • Wednesday: 8.00am – 7.00pm
  • Thursday: 12.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Saturday: 8.00am – 1.00pm