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.


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...
The TMJ

The TMJ

Symptoms, causes and treatment… The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the articulation between your skull (temporal bone) and jaw (mandible). Like all joints in the body, it has a certain “normal” range of movement which can become reduced or stiffened resulting in...
The hip flexors…

The hip flexors…

What are they? Where are they? And how can I stretch them? When you are lying on the table with your knees bent and your osteopath is poking you in the stomach a few centimetres either side of your belly button, chances are they are assessing or treating your psoas...
Osteopathy during pregnancy

Osteopathy during pregnancy

Throughout my pregnancy I have had the pleasure of taking a back seat as a patient and benefiting from many wonderful osteopathic treatments. Osteopathy is a safe and gentle treatment modality that can be used throughout your entire pregnancy for treatment of many...