An osteopath is a qualified, government-registered primary care practitioner trained to diagnose and recognise medical conditions which require referral. They deal mostly with musculoskeletal complaints and provide a medical diagnosis using hands-on examinations and orthopaedic testing. Essendon Osteopathy can help you with the following.
Do you have pains within your body or proactively want to maintain your wellbeing? Osteopaths have the medical skills to determine whether you have a musculoskeletal condition, which can be helped with osteopathic treatment, or if it requires a referral.
No. You don’t require a referral to see an osteopath.
Osteopaths often correspond and work with GPs and other health professionals to allow a team approach to health care.
Yes, treatment is covered under the “extras” scheme by all major health funds. Your osteopathic treatment may also be eligible to be covered under Medicare – Speak to your GP about this.
At the initial consultation, our osteopaths will ask questions about your complaint and symptoms. They may also ask about your medical history, any medications you are taking, as well as factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your medical condition changes between osteopathic appointments, you should tell your osteopath at your next consultation.
Next, your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if necessary, clinical tests, this may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises that will help determine how best to manage your condition. The examination may include passive and active movements, such as the osteopath lifting your arms or legs.
Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, so your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.
Your osteopath may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between appointments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.
At Essendon Natural Health, we have two Osteopaths. Dr Sonia Dolatian, is an RMIT trained Osteopath and is registered with the Osteopathic Registration Board. She is well experienced and has been in practice for many years. Her unique approach to Osteopathy allows more time than usual to examine and treat your unique presentation complaint, diagnosing the cause behind your dysfunction and provides an individually tailored treatment plan. You can book an appointment with Dr Sonia Dolatian here.
Dr Amy Ly, is an RMIT trained Osteopath registered with the Osteopathic Registration Board. She is caring and highly qualified in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints including pregnancy related pain, back pain, neck pain, shoulder injuries, jaw pain, headaches, migraines, elbow complaints, knee pain, and ankle injuries. You can book an appointment with Dr Amy Ly here.
We are lucky to be centrally located in Essendon, Melbourne. Close to Melbourne City and easily accessible via public transport. Call our reception team to make a booking on 03 9337 8572 or book an appointment online.