Osteopathy, Wellness on Hopetoun
Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine 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, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs function as a unit.
Osteo, Wellness on Hopetoun

what can you expect at your appointment?


An osteopathic consultation at this clinic is one-on-one with your practitioner and will take between 30-45 minutes. The treatment will involve taking a thorough medical & injury history, assessment of the injury, diagnosis and treatment.

Your osteopath will work with you to:

  • Reduce muscular tension, inflammation and nerve irritation
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Reduce the duration of painful episodes
  • Offer advice on posture, exercises and stretches to help prevent future episodes

Hands on osteopathic treatment could involve one or more of the following techniques:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching
  • Joint manipulation
  • Osteopathy in the cranial field
  • Dry needling

will you require a referral to see one of our osteopaths?


No, Osteopaths can be visited without a referral from a GP and are trained to know the difference between uncomplicated pain and pain requiring referral to specialist care.
If you have a chronic condition that requires a series of treatments you may be eligible for a Care Plan through your GP, you can discuss this with your treating Osteopath during your consultation, or call the clinic to discuss. Click for more information.

What Training & Qualifications Do Osteopaths Have?


In Australia, all Osteopaths complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques.

They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. University graduates hold either a Double Bachelor or Masters qualification.

Osteopaths are required, by law, to maintain ongoing professional development and education every year to stay in practice. In Australia, all Osteopaths are required to be government registered practitioners.

Meet Our Osteopaths

Our qualified Osteopaths Dr Steph Ryan , Dr Emily Laffin and Dr Susan Kozaris treat lower back pain, neck pain and headaches, pregnancy related pain, shoulder pain, sporting injuries, babies & children and more. is our intern and final year osteopathy student.