298 Dandenong Rd
St Kilda East, 3183

 

(03) 9530 3999

rodneyrowe@optusnet.com.au

eaststkildaosteo@gmail.com

 

Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8am to 7pm
Saturday - 8am to 1pm

1/7

OSTEOPATHY

When to visit
 

Patients visit us for immediate and ongoing relief of back pain, headaches and joint injuries (scroll down for more ailments).

 

What makes us different
 

Osteopaths are primary care practitioners and take time to identify and assess all your problem areas. Patients are treated with an array of gentle hands-on techniques such as massage and manipulation that have been developed since the late 1800s.

We are commonly referred to as holistic therapists because we look at the bigger picture and address those factors that may have led to the original injury.

 

How we’re trained

Osteopathic medicine is a 5 year university course that emphasises a modern evidence-based approach to musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and shoulder pain.

 

Treatments
  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder, knee and ankle pain

  • Sciatica

  • Headache

  • Whiplash

  • Pregnancy

  • Arthritis

  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

  • Sports injuries

  • Tendonitis

  • Ligament sprains

  • Neuralgia

  • Joint pain

  • Posture & mobility problems

  • Breathing restrictions

  • Digestive irritations
     

More on Osteo
 

Osteopathy works on the principle that structure governs function. Treatment reduces the effect of pain and excessive load on the body to relieve pain, improve mobility and enhance recovery times. Treatment techniques are designed to bring balance to the whole body.

 

How to book
 

Osteopaths at East St Kilda Sports & Spinal do not require referral from a General Practitioner so immediate appointments are available on phoning the clinic.

 

What to expect on your first visit
 
  • Full medical history and thorough examination

  • Explanation of your injury (diagnosis)

  • Gentle but effective treatment using hands-on techniques

  • Management strategy including how long your injury will take to get better

    Osteopaths boast the largest variety of techniques out of any manual therapy and can include:

 

  • Massage (soft tissue therapy)

  • Joint manipulation

  • Stretching

  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)

  • Articulation

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Counterstrain techniques

 

Osteopathy is a widely recognised modern day manual therapy. Treatment techniques have been devised to address musculoskeletal and associated functional disorders of the body