What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a unique form of “hands on” manual therapy which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Our holistic views mean we have a distinctive approach whereby we treat the whole body, not just the site of injury.

Using skilled assessment and diagnosis, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopaths then use a wide range of techniques including soft tissue massage, stretching, joint manipulation and mobilisation to treat injury, improve mobility, increase performance and restore health.

At Sports & Spinal Albury our practitioners have also completed extra training in dry needling and kinesio taping to further enhance our ability to treat dysfunctions. All this means you leave knowing what your problem is, how long it may take to get better, what you can do to help it and how you can prevent recurrence.

What conditions do we treat?

Osteopaths can aid in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions on a wide variety of ages, from kids as young as 3 to the elderly. We can assist with things such as –

  • Back pain & tension
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Disc bulges
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sports Injury
  • Tendinitis/tendinopathy
  • Pain in shoulders, elbows, wrists & hands
  • Pain in hips, knees, ankles and feet
  • Postural problems
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain