A stiff and painful neck can cause headaches and pin and needles, pain or numbness in the hands. As primary healthcare providers osteopaths are trained to differentiate between common neck strain and other conditions requiring further investigation or medical care.
You may be experiencing a general stiffness of the neck, or a painful locking that restricts the ability to turn your head. Our osteopaths can help.
What causes neck pain?
Other than due to strain or injury, often neck pain is he result of poor posture, poor work positioning and a lack of exercise. Our osteopaths can work through your lifestyle habits to figure out what changes might be best for you.
If you have experienced an injury to the neck, our osteopaths will seek to understand the mechanism that caused the pain. They can then start to work towards the appropriate rehabilitation for you.
Less common are more serious causes of neck pain. Our osteopaths are trained to identify these to then find the appropriate course of action for you, either via your GP or a private physician.
How do we treat neck pain?
Our osteopaths look at the body as a unit and will assess and treat low back pain using a holistic approach to the whole body. The technique applied is very specific to the patient and therefore can vary for case to case. This could be either very gentle balancing and alignment techniques to mobilisation and manipulation.
Ergonomic advice and exercises will also be prescribed to help you recover faster.
If you have an accident and you would like osteopathic treatment, you can come directly to the osteopathic clinic. You don’t need a doctors referral before coming to see us for treatment.
ACC helps by paying for part of the cost of each osteopathic treatment, which means you only have to pay $45 (normal price $75) for your subsidized treatment.
Please discuss with your Osteopath whether you are eligible for ACC.
We require adequate notice if you wish to change or cancel your appointment.
If less then 24 hours notice is given and we are unable to fill the appointment a $30 cancellation fee will be incurred.
No shows will be charged at full price.