What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which works with the structure and function of the body. The maintenance of good biomechanical function, nervous system and fluid circulation is essential to good health, and problems with the framework of the body can disturb and affect any aspect of our health.

Osteopathy For Children

Osteopaths utilise finely tuned hands on techniques to improve the function and balance within the body. Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.

Osteopaths utilise finely tuned hands on techniques to improve the function and balance within the body

The ‘hands on’ techniques that Osteopaths utilise are extensive and selected specifically for the bodies need at that time. They include soft tissue therapy, deep tactile pressure, stretching, mobilisation and manipulation. At Southside Osteopathic Clinic we have a special interest in using gentle release techniques such as Cranial Osteopathy, Biodynamic Osteopathy, Functional technique and Muscle Energy Technique.
Osteopaths are highly qualified and government registered health care practitioners, all having completed 5 year double degrees. Our Osteopaths regularly undergo further professional development and post graduate study, are caring individuals that are passionate about their work and are genuinely interested in helping you maximize your health and wellbeing.

Osteopathy is defined as a holistic system of manual therapy based on the body being ultimately a single functioning system that has the ability to self correct and heal itself given the right conditions of balance and homeostasis.

What Conditions can be Treated with Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is best known as a treatment of musculo-skeletal problems such as:


  • back and neck pain
  • joint pain and muscle strains
  • headaches
  • repetitive strain injuries
  • whiplash

However Osteopathic treatment can also effectively address the muscle-skeletal associations of other health related issues such as:

  • visceral techniques for digestion.
  • menstrual pain
  • pain in pregnancy
  • supporting your health in chronic fatigue
  • breathing and respiration issues
  • migraine management
  • stress
  • optimal fracture recovery
  • jaw pain and dental/orthodontic support

At Southside Osteopathic Clinic, our Osteopaths are experienced in the Osteopathic management and treatment of:

  • Infants and Children:  assessment and management of muscle-skeletal conditions as well as the muscle-skeletal components that may influence other health concerns.
  • Dancers: optimal body function for dancers both professional and recreational, injury treatment and management.
  • Yoga Practitioners: We understand yoga and can help you to work with your practice better and manage injuries.
  • Pregnancy: management of postural strain, pelvic and low back pain. Preparation of body for birthing.
  • Trauma Recovery: accident and rehabilitation support. Sports injuries and post surgical healing and recovery.
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Southside Osteo Clinic

Suite 2 - 199 North Road Gardenvale, Melbourne VIC 3185 Australia
Tel: 03 9530 6449


Gentle injury treatment
Muscle strains
Sports injuries
Migraine & headache
Sinus pain
Digestive Problems
Arm & leg pain
Arthritis & joint pain
Menstrual pain
Postural problems

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