No referral is needed.
For Osteopathy appointments call 03 9708 8866
As Osteopaths we are very aware of the link that exists between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Our expertise covers the entire musculo-skeletal system, and all the major organs that rely upon it. Osteopathy has proven to be a safe and gentle form of therapy, which is highly effective in relieving and treating functional health problems.
We encourage our patients to pro-actively manage their injuries and ailments, which in the long term leads to better health.
Spinal Assessment with the Latest Technology
Spinal Mouse is a computer assisted measuring tool for the assessment of spinal posture and mobility.
There is no exposure to radiation, it provides detailed documentation that can be sent to your GP or other health professional, there is accurate measurement of the mobility of each spinal segment and the validity has been confirmed by independent research. Spinal Mouse is used world-wide and is currently availablein our clinic in Australia.
Mobee Med is a state of the art diagnostic instrument for the fast and precise assessment of joint mobility.
Mobee Fit is a technological measurement device which replaces a goniometer. It is a calibrated device designed to easily and accurately measure the arc, or range of motion, of a specific joint.
Measurements may be done lying or sitting. The device is placed on the respective joint and with one simple click Dr Andrew Welsh (osteopath) can see the degree of movement the patient has. The device also allows us to mark when pain occurs to precisely locate painful areas. This also means with subsequent re-assessment we can easily see how your degree of movement has increased before pain occurs.
Osteopathy with Dry Needling
Andrew Welsh (Osteopath) is a highly skilled professional who utilises strapping and taping techniques to prevent injuries. He has trained in the theory and application of kinesiology taping.
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape that can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesiology tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Kinesiology tape is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.
You would have noticed that more and more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
Biomechanical assessment, observation and diagnostic skills are paramount to the best treatment. Osteopaths are highly skilled health professionals with diagnostic skills to detect and ultimately avoid musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Poor technique or posture is one of the most common sources of repeat injury. Andrew Welsh (Osteopath) has completed a Master’s Degree researching hip flexors, hamstrings, pelvic and lower back biomechanics.
The study of ‘biomechanics’ – how each part of the musculoskeletal system interacts with and influences every other part – is central to osteopathy. Any joint or muscle injury must be treated as part of the whole body, since other parts of the musculoskeletal system will also be affected. For example, an ankle injury may mean that the patient limps and favours the other foot. Over time, this imbalance can lead to other injuries, such as soreness in the other ankle, knee or hip, or perhaps back pain. Many clinic and treatments have you “going back” over and over, with Olympic and Sports Medicine expertise we aim to discover the true cause of your pain, why it has developed and how we can work together to manage and prevent future recurrences.
Andrew Welsh has been trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen your muscles and improve your function. Some exercises have been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways that you can use to solve or prevent pain and injury. In consultation with you, Andrew Welsh will determine the "best exercises" for you and the most appropriate "exercise dose" for you depending on your injury. You may want to incorporate essential components of Pilates and exercise physiology to provide you with the best result. Please ask if you require any additional information or exercises.
In some disorders – such as prolapsed discs, joint infections or bone disease – manipulation may not be appropriate. Your osteopath will ask you about your medical history so they can treat you in the context of your overall health.
For more information on our clinic visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call the clinic on (03) 9708 8866.