Our team of osteopaths in Ballarat will work with you to get you back to the activities you love. We have experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including:
- Low back, neck and shoulder pain
- Headaches and jaw pain
- Sciatica and disc bulge
- Tennis elbow
- Bursitis (shoulder, hip, knee)
- Sports injuries
- Pain associated with pregnancy
You don’t need a referral to visit an osteopath. We do accept Medicare plans via your GP when referred for chronic conditions.
Our osteopaths in Ballarat are available 6 days a week for your convenience (including Saturdays), with after hours appointments available for busy patients in need of an osteopath.
Call 5339 4594 or book online today!
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual form of complimentary medicine aimed at treating the musculoskeletal system – including muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. Osteopaths focus on the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and nerves, circulation and organs, and their role in allowing us to function as one hollistic unit – not the sum of parts!
Osteopathy is a profession of highly skilled practitioners, with osteopaths having studied for five years including a double degree or an undergraduate degree and masters in osteopathy at university.
Osteopaths can use a variety of techniques as appropriate to the presenting condition or injury. These include but are not limited to:
- Joint manipulation (with out without the cavitation or ‘cracking’ noise)
- Joint articulation
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Myofascial Release
- Soft tissue techniques – including massage
- Counterstrain techniques
- Dry Needling (extra education is required)
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST
“I’m dedicated to educating people about their condition and taking a proactive approach to treatment.”
Erin completed her five years of Osteopathic study at RMIT University Bundoora, Victoria. She is dedicated to educating the community about their bodies and what osteopathy can do for anyone. Osteopathic treatment can be adapted to suit the condition and the individual, and she believes strongly that, in the right hands, the potential for healing is endless. Erin has a keen interest for the treatment of headaches and migraines, pre and post natal women, sporting injuries and back pain.
Tristan has been developing his manual therapy skills for many years at various Osteo clinics around Melbourne.
Why did he choose Osteopathy? That’s actually a straight-forward answer. Tristan had identified a career objective for himself considering the extensive time we spend in work. He realised he was seeking a rewarding career in the health and well-being industry where he could make a difference to people’s lives for the better. Hence his choice to become an Osteopath.
Given his studies (aside from Osteopathy) in Sports Therapy, Personal Training and Fitness, Tristan has a considerable background of knowledge in working with sports people and assisting their injury recovery and rehab. He also loves working out spinal problems with his clients given its stretch across our society, enabling many to return to their activities of choice in good time.