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Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine and physical therapy that has been helping people with the musculoskeletal injuries and pain since the 19th century by an American physician- Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.



One of the biggest differences that set apart Osteopathy from other manual medicine practitioners and physical therapists is its guiding principles and philosophy, which is as follows:

- The body is a unit and that no part of the body works independently.

- The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance, and the job of the osteopath is to assist the body in its healing.

- Structure and function are interrelated, the structure effects how it functions and vis versa

- Treatment and management is based on the above principles.


Osteopathy is a government registered allied health profession here in Australia and is one of the most effective physical therapies for the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain, dysfunction and injury.

Things our Osteopaths look at:

  • Exercise - what? when? how? why? etc.
  • Nutrition - it's amazing how nutrition can influence our bodies
  • Lifestyle - how you go about life, move, eat, play etc can also help us formulate the reasons for your pain/dysfunction.
  • Stress levels - as this can be a big factor in why you are coming in to see us.
  • Current & past medical history - sometimes the smallest things that seem irrelevant can end up being a big part of your presentation to us.
  • Physical examination and Specific testing to get clear results on what is causing and contributing to why you are coming in to see us.

Once we get an in-depth history and results from your examination we can then put together a tailored treatment plan and more importantly a management plan to get you back to your optimum health.




The Techniques Our Osteopaths Use:

  • Stretching
  • Massage and Soft Tissue techniques
  • Mobilisation and repetitive motions to increase your range of motion
  • Manipulation
  • Biodynamic and Cranial osteopathy
  • Functional technique
  • Myofascial release
  • Counter-strain technique
  • Strengthening & rehab/prehab programs
  • Paediatric and Childhood Treatment
  • Improving your overall activities of daily living


At Inner Balance Health Clinics, we see people of all ages and at all stages of life. Osteo treatment is suitable when you have pain, or a sense that something isn't quite moving right or your just feeling a little out of kilter.

Here are some common presentations that we see at the clinic:


  • Low back pain - both acute and chronic
  • Neck pain - both acute and chronic
  • Disc injury - sprains, bulges and prolapse
  • Sciatica - gluteal pain and referred pain
  • Headaches & migraine type symptoms
  • Sports injuries - recurring, acute or chronic
  • Muscle pains & strains
  • Joint pains & sprains
  • Shoulder pain & impingement of your bursa and/or rotator cuff
  • Pregnancy-related aches & pains
  • General stiffness
  • Poor posture related pain
  • Arthritic pain & stiffness in the joints
  • Growing pains in toddlers & adolescents
  • Ankle, Achilles & plantar fascia pain
  • Hip & knee pain including patella
  • Elbow, wrist & hand pain
  • TMJ and Jaw pain
  • Injuries in relation to your workplace or sporting activities


All our osteopaths here at Inner Balance Health Clinics have completed a 5 year University degree. 


In order to graduate as an osteopath, a 4-5 year university degree is required. The course consists of a  large range of subjects and programs including (biology, anatomy, physiology, pathology & pharmacology, neuroscience etc), medical examination, orthopaedic and neurological examination, osteopathic diagnosis, osteopahtic technique, osteopathic science and philosophy. Osteopathic students also need to perform 2-3 years of clinical training, this is done at the University teaching clinic in which the students treat the general public under the supervision of registered osteopaths.


Students must also meet board requirements in order to obtain registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia as well as the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All of our osteopaths hold their own public liability and professional indemnity insurance.