Osteopathy is used to identify and treat damage and dysfunction in the entire framework of the body, including the muscles, bones, spine, ligaments, and connective tissues (fascia). It is a hands-on therapy which involves a variety of techniques, including massage, stretching, mobilisation of the joints, and gentle spinal adjustments.
In very simple terms
Osteopaths use multiple techniques to treat the body, including many similar to massage therapy, physiotherapy techniques, and osteopathic joint manipulation similar to chiropractic adjustments.
By working on the muscles and soft tissues, osteopaths can help keep the spine and joints freer and more mobile. By working on the alignment of the spine and the body generally, they can take the pressure off the nerves, improve blood flow, and help the body to heal itself.
They can treat a very broad range of conditions, however are particularly known for treating muscle, spine, joint or tendon issues. These include
However, as mentioned previously, they can often treat a variety of internal disorders as well.
Rik graduated with Honours from The British School of Osteopathy, London, in 1999. He uses a range of therapeutic techniques, which allows him to tailor his treatments to obtain the best possible results for each person.
Rik cares strongly about his clients’ wellbeing. Despite his many years of experience, he is always working to expand his skills and knowledge, so that he can give his best to each of his clients.
To find out more about our Osteopathy services, or to take advantage of our Free Comprehensive Assessment offer, please call our Brisbane clinic on 07 3376 6911. Or you can click on ‘Book Now’ at the top of the page to make an appointment.
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