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Balanced health

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO BALANCED HEALTH...

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Osteopathy is a holistic, hands-on manual therapy used to treat a wide range of musculo-skeletal problems. It recognises the significant relationship between the structure of the body and the way it functions in its entirety – treating the whole body, not just the symptomatic area. Osteopaths treat the muscles, joints, ligaments and connective tissues, aiming to restore balance within the body and it's range of movement. Osteopaths strive to get you back to health, making sure the cause is diagnosed and treated to prevent reoccurance!

Dr. Joelina Jowett (nee Saldaneri) has worked as a qualified Osteopath in private practice for over 17 years.

She graduated from the RMIT 5 year double degree Osteopathy course with Distinction & in the top 15% of all RMIT graduates, in 2006.

 

With a wide variety of treatment methods, Joelina treats all types of   conditions and particularly enjoys treating neck and upper back pain, jaw dysfunctions and headaches.

She has also completed an Advanced Course in Dry Needling and Cupping, which she has found can be extremely affective when combining with Osteopathic treatment in some patients.

Joelina treats patients of all ages, with an interest in female health, pregnancy/post natal related musculoskeletal complaints and has undertaken further studies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Osteopathy field.

Joelina is a member of the Australian Registration Board of Osteopaths, and a member of Osteopathy Australia.

PHILOSOPHY
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING

Dry needling (Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling) uses fine, pre-sterilized, disposable needles for the therapy of muscle pain and tightness. 

Dry needling can be used to deactivate trigger points, treat overactive motor points in the muscles, as well as strengthening tendons and ligaments.

 

Dry needling also helps increasing blood flow which helps treat chronic muscle tension and spasm, delivering oxygen and other nutrients to the affected/painful tissues and also removes harmful metabolic waste on a cellular level. 

It also has a strong effect on pain control by releasing certain neurotransmitters from the brain.

It doesn't cost any extra to have Dry Needling as part of your Osteopathic treatment, so if it hasn't already been offered to you and you're interested to try it - please ask!

On your Initial Treatment at Seaford Osteopathy, a full case history and thorough medical history will be taken by your Osteopath.

Please bring along any relevant x-ray/scan reports, and comfortable/appropriate clothes or undergarmets depending on the area needing treatment.

After a full osteopathic examination & assessment of your posture and movement, your Osteopath will use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as massage, mobilisation, safe joint manipulation (with your consent) and stretching, each treatment being tailored to the individual.

 

Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, so your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you present with a knee complaint, your osteopath may also look at your feet, pelvis and low back.

Exercises and stretches are usually prescribed, and postural / lifestyle suggestions may also be given to address external factors that may be contributing to the problem, and to prevent the issue from reoccurring.

For more Information about Osteopathy, refer to www.osteopathy.org.au

COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT
SOME FAQ'S

neck pain and headaches/migraines

jaw pain 

postural problems

back and pelvic pain

pregnancy related /post-natal pain

sciatica and nerve impingements

shoulder pain - eg. bursitis, tendinopathies, frozen shoulder

elbow pain -eg. tennis or golfers elbow

wrist pain , carpal tunnel

hip and groin pain

knee pain

ankle, heel and arch pain e.g.. plantar fascitis

acute sprains and strains

chronic pain - eg. arthritis, tendinitis

DO I NEED A GP REFERRAL?

No referral is needed- you can see us straight away!!

DO I NEED XRAYS OR OTHER SCANS?

If you have previously had scans, bring your report along to the treatment! If the Osteopath believes you need further imaging to rule out a specific condition, they may refer you directly for  X-rays, or to your GP for a CT/MRI 

WILL PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVER MY TREATMENT?

If you have Osteopathy as part of your "extras" cover, then you should get a rebate, which varies between policies! You will be able to claim on-the-spot at Seaford Osteopathy.

WHAT ARE THE FEES?

Please call the clinic to find out our current Consultation fees. Concession rates apply for Health Care Card holders.

We also accept EPC/CDM plans.

Unfortunately, we are not taking on Work Cover, DVA or TAC patients at this stage.

 HICAPS / EFTPOS / Credit Card facility available

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