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 (03) 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)
Dry Needling certified
“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 in the treatment of headaches and migraines, pre and postnatal women, sporting injuries and back pain.
Geordie has worked as an osteopath for the last 10 years, both in Melbourne and locally for the past seven years. Having an engineering background, Geordie could immediately identify with the osteopathic tenant of the structure and function of the body being reciprocally interrelated. Geordie enjoys working with a range of clients with the aim to help get them moving again. He likes to challenge his clients to take charge of their body and be proactive in their own management through self-treatment options and exercise both in strength and flexibility. Geordie is also interested injury prevention and is currently undertaking a PhD in injury surveillance in community cricket.