What we Do


Osteopathy is a primary health care profession dedicated to alleviating pain and dysfunction experienced by millions of people daily. Osteopathy started over 120 years ago when Dr Andrew Still, the ‘founder of osteopathy’ believed that there was more to treating and curing common muscle, joint and nerve problems than medication and surgery and wanted to provide a safe, effective treatment regime for those who were experiencing pain and dysfunction daily. Today, millions experience what osteopathy has to offer in healthcare. If you have never seen an osteopath before, or are unsure what osteopathy is all about, please call us on 9524 8862 today and allow us to explain how we can help you.

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How is Osteopathy Different?

Osteopathic treatment starts with the philosophy that the body’s structure and the way it functions are intertwined and that you cannot treat one without the other. At Health House Clinics, our osteopathic team look at your health in a holistic (whole body) way assessing your symptoms and matching your treatment goals with our clinical findings. We then map out a treatment plan ‘together’ to have you living a healthier life now. Treatment at Health House Clinics starts on your very first treatment and the techniques used will entirely depend on your condition and treatment goals.

What happens in your first Osteopathic Consultation?

Your initial osteopathic treatment will involve a thorough medical history followed by both a neurological and orthopaedic assessment. This is to ascertain the root cause of all of your symptoms. This will be followed by an explanation of your symptoms and relation of your symptoms to your condition. Osteopaths tend to zoom out and have a look at your health as opposed to just your presenting symptoms. Treatment is then administered immediately to attempt to eliminate symptoms and have you feeling better. If necessary, you may be referred for an X-ray or further imaging to to help with your diagnosis. And you do not need a GP referral.

Why Choose Health House Clinics Pilates Team?

At Health House Clinics, our Pilates Practitioners have the experience, expertise and dedication to treat your needs.  Our pilates Practitioners work as a team to ensure your back and core stability are returned to optimum strength and stability as soon as possible.

Whether you are returning to sport, have just injured your back or are rebuilding your pre-baby body, we have the instructors and classes that are ready to suit your needs.

What techniques do Osteopaths at Health House Utilise?

  • Soft Tissue Massage – with the goal of decreasing muscle tension and increasing muscle length in order to free up ‘stiff or fixated’ joints.
  • Manipulation – with the goal of either increasing joint movement or stabilising structures surrounding the joint.
  • Articulation/Mobilisation – with the goal of either increasing joint movement or stabilising structures surrounding the joint without a cavitation or ‘crack’ of a joint.
  • Stretching – with the goal of decreasing muscle tension and increasing muscle length in order to free up ‘stiff or fixated’ joints that usually involves assistance from you in activating the muscle to maximise its length and your stretches.
  • Dry Needling – with the goal of improving muscle strength, reducing muscle over-activity (or spasm) and increasing neural (your brain and nervous system’s) awareness.
  • Positional Release – with the goal of reducing muscle activity by moving the joint or muscle into its position of ease and reducing neural feedback within the nervous system.
  • Pilates – our osteopaths are trained in Clinical Pilates and can help you return to normal function with a pilates based rehabilitation program. Or you can join our classes for specific rehabilitation exercises to help you feel, look and function better.

What do Osteopaths treat?

  • Spinal and Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain and Headaches
  • Migraines and TMJ (JAW) issues
  • Sporting Injuries (muscle strains etc)
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation (ACL Reconstructions, Shoulder Arthroscopes and disc fusions)
  • Shoulder and Elbow Sprains (Rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome)
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel)

What Osteopaths treat?

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Whether it is a running, soccer, football, basketball, netball, or any other type of sports injury, our Clinical Pilates Practitioners have the expertise to assist with rehabilitation, return to play or game day preparation.

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It doesn’t matter if it is your neck, mid back, lower back or pelvis. If one thing is wrong, the whole system doesn’t work properly. With customised rehabilitation and specific exercises, you’ll be back in no time.

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Most pain in our body comes from overuse or sustained poor posture. We can help with ergonomic correction/advice, exercises and rehab hat can be completed during your work day and increase productivity pain free.

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We have the guidelines and surgeons recommendations for any knee, spine, hip, pelvis, shoulder or ankle injury you have sustained. Whether it is pre-operative preparation or post operative rehabilitation, you are in good hands.