Osteopathy

At the South Yarra Osteopathic Clinic we see a vast array of musculoskeletal complaints. These range from the common lower back pain or disc injuries, to the more unusual presentations like ankle pain or elbow discomfort. We treat the entire body!

Here we will be discussing some of the various complaints that we see at the clinic. We’ll discuss what the injury is, how it commonly occurs, what we as osteopaths would do during a treatment and then discuss what management would be prescribed. We believe that education is key and if you have a very clear understanding of the complaint and what the process is, then your chances of full injury recovery are high.


QL & Hip Flexor Stretches

The QL and the hip flexor’s are two major muscle groups responsible for the health of your lower back. It is not uncommon for people with lower back trouble to have tight QL’s and hip flexors. The QL muscle stabilises us between the lower ribs and pelvis,...

Why Is Posture Important?

Sprint Vs. Endurance Muscles I explain this to almost every new patient I see as it is a really easy concept to get your head around to help you understand a little bit more about your body and why good posture is important. Sprint Muscles. These are the big bulky...

Headaches – Just a pain in the neck?

Headaches – Not just neck pain! At Yarra Osteopathy, we see many patients with headache. Are the really just a pain in the neck? Many factors can contribute to headache and neck pain… Rounded shoulders, tightness in upper and lower back, pelvis and even...

Foam Roller Exercises – Part 2

Lower Limb Foam Roller Exercises At Yarra Osteopathy we treat lots of athletes such as cyclists and footballers who regularly use foam roller exercises as part of their rehab. The foam roller is a great tool for the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. In our...

Foam Roller Exercises – Part 1

Foam Roller Exercises for the Upper Body At Yarra Osteopathy we strongly believe in an active approach to recovering and managing your pain. Our patients are regularly given exercise and “homework” at the end of their treatments. We have many tools available to us at...