The goal of Osteopathy is to determine not only the symptoms, but the underlying causes and address these with you in order to improve your health. It is a holistic practice, focusing on the self-repairing nature of the body and the relationship between anatomical structure and healthy function of these tissues. Injury, illness, or imbalance represents a disruption of our natural healthy state. Our Osteopaths only 2 minutes from Lilydale regularly see people suffering with aches and pains, our role is to support you towards back to your best self.
More than bones!
The profession was founded in America in the late 1800’s by medical doctor, Dr Andrew Taylor Still.
The philosophy stems from understanding we function as a whole, rather than as individual parts and that in health all systems are working well together. When the bodies inherent repairing ability is put under strain, the bodies’ ability to self regulate diminishes. This leads to the health and function of the system declining. This predisposes to pain, discomfort, stress or disease.
In the last decade, the Australian professional body have attempted to simply define our profession. This is to simplify marketing and increase awareness of what Osteopathy is to the greater community. It is popular to describe the profession as a musculoskeletal manual therapy, however this is inaccurate and the ease of description is rather limiting. Our practitioners recognise the complexity of the human body and have a deep commitment to further education. We prefer to educate people on the inter-related complex nature of our function, rather than lose the fundamental basis of our profession.
You will find our practitioners to be dedicated and well educated on a broad range of health concerns. Using skilled evaluation and diagnosis, the osteopath recognises dysfunction within the body. We use a variety of hands-on technique to assist the body back to health, in conjunction with exercise rehabilitation.
We regularly see people from all walks of life coming into Koru including;
Australian practitioners are government registered primary health care practitioners, completing 4 or 5 years of university. Osteopath are trained to identify conditions requiring medical referral. They perform standard medical examination of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems.
No referrals necessary
Osteopathy is covered by most private health care funds as well as Medicare in some circumstances under the chronic disease management plan, however you must have an up to date referral from your GP in these circumstances. We take Work Cover and TAC clients with prior approval.
Learn more about what will happen at your first appointment.