Neck pain is a special interest area for most
osteopaths. Desk bound workers are common
sufferers because unfavourable workstations
can cause muscle tightness and joint stiffness
– common triggers for neck soreness.
Most commonly neck pain is due to muscle tightness and joint stiffness related to stress and sustained postures. Other causes include spinal degeneration, disc pathology and nerve and vessel compression.
Osteo treatment is excellent at providing relief of tension and pain. At East St Kilda Sports & Spinal, we take an in-depth medical history, assess you thoroughly and provide you with a comprehensive plan. We can refer you to allied health specialists if required and can send you for tests and bulk bill medical imaging.
Treatments are tailored for you and will vary depending on the cause of your problem. Our treatments are gentle but effective and techniques can involve a combination of massage, mobilisation, manipulation and stretching. Other techniques include muscle energy techniques, articulation, counterstrain, trigger point therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Above all else, safety is paramount.
We work with you to address any factors that may have contributed to your injury to prevent it from happening again. Some of the strategies we commonly use include postural correction, muscle strengthening, pilates, stretching, activity modification and general exercise.