Osteopathy

We are here to help reduce your pain, improve your mobility, restore function and get you back to doing what you love. We have an effective system to help you achieve this and we are continually educating our patients on ways to look after themselves.

We treat joints, muscles, ligaments and all surrounding structures. We aim to increase the quality and range of movement in the body, so as to effect the muscular, circulatory and nervous systems which we need to maintain optimal health.

Osteopaths are government registered primary healthcare practitioners, so you don't need a referral to see us.

Osteopaths can aid in the treatment of:
  • Back and neck pain
  • headaches/migraines
  • sports injuries
  • arthritis/joint pain
  • postural problems
  • muscle tightness
  • RSI
  • hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain
  • other musculoskeletal problems

WHAT TO EXPECT?

THERE ARE 5 STAGES OF TREATMENT:

1. S.M.A.R.T INITIAL ASSESSMENT

SMART - Screening, Medical history, Assessment, Report and Treatment Plan

Your Initial Assessment gets you started with the COHS experience and allows us to tailor your treatment specific to your needs.

Your Osteopath will:

  • Review your medical history
  • Assess your posture and functional movement patterns FMS
  • Put together a treatment plan and help you set realistic goals
  • Recommend appropriate exercises and a class format for you to achieve your goals
  • Report to your referring doctor or coach if required.
  • At COHS we recognise that specific needs require specialised attention.

Our Initial Assessments are designed to explore your individual needs and identify pathways to achieve the positive outcomes that you are aiming for.

2. OSTEO ROOM

O.R.- Hands on Osteo treatment

Free your body session

Osteo Room is designed to meet your individual needs through a specifically designed plan involving diagnosis, treatment and class session allocation.

Overcome specific movement limitations through hands on Osteopathic Treatment this may be a combination of soft tissue, stretching, mobilising and manipulation.

3. F.A.M.S

FAMS - Flexibility, Alignment, Mobility, Symmetry

At this stage of your treatment, pain will be reduced and the focus will become restoring movement.  Hands on treatment will still occur and a home exercise program will be prescribed as well as possibly being encouraged to undertake a supervised session with one of our exercise physiologists.  You will be given information and awareness exercises to help you maintain your own body and exercises specific to your problem or injury.

4. S.A.S

SAS – Stability and Strength – still localized or segmental by Osteo/Exercise Physiologist.

After you have achieved FAMS, you are well on your way to getting strong and stable to prevent this injury from reoccurring.  The exercise component will increase and the hands on treatment will be reduced if your Osteopath thinks it is appropriate for your condition.

5. M.A.F

MAF – Movement and Function – global, possible rescreen to show improvement, review in 4 weeks, 8 weeks etc

Congratulations  you have reached your final stage of rehabilitation here!

The focus at this stage is primarily functional exercise driven and hands on treatment should only be minimal