Osteopath Chatswood

 

Osteopath near Chatswood

“Many people think they have to live with their pain, which is usually not the case. Rather than relying on temporary pain relief, visit one of the team at RNHC – we’ll identify the underlying cause of your pain and lead you through a process of fixing it. ”
– Dr Kevin Finnan, Osteopath.
 

 

Osteopath near Chatswood – Looking for a great Osteopath near Chatswood? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic practitioners are the leading Osteopaths in the Chatswood area, and have comprehensive experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and concerns.

Osteopath near Chatswood – How Osteopathy care can help you.

When the joints in our bodies are moving as they were intended to be moved, and when these joints are well supported and stabilised by our soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and fascia) then there is really no reason for musculoskeletal pain to develop, unless of course an injury has been sustained. However, many of us experience regular aches and pains, and the reason for this is that we rarely use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used. We don’t run, swim, climb, carry and throw all day as we’re designed to. Rather we sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that result in some joints stiffening up and leaving other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example.…

The human spine is made up of of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. If each of these joints is moving well, then the workload that is taken on by these joints is optimally distributed – it is shared around evenly so that each joint plays its part and no one particular joint is overworked.

It is after years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits resulting in many of these joints jamming up, that problems begin to arise. You may not notice any problems at all whilst going about your usual daily activities, however when you try to lift something heavier than you usually would, or bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, because many of the joints have already stiffened up, all of the strain is placed upon the remaining joints that are able to move. If this strain is large enough or carried out continuously, then you could end up with one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.

Osteopaths are specifically trained to identify joints that don’t move optimally, and to correct the motion of these joints. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again ‘shared around’ each of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraines and jaw pain
  • Arthritis and other joint conditions, and
  • Sporting injuries
  • Our Osteopathy Team:

    Dr. Evan Marnezos

    After experiencing chronic back pain during high school, Evan was introduced to Osteopathy and was impressed by the results and the holistic nature of the treatment. From this experience he decided to pursue a career in osteopathy and enrolled into the Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathy), and went on to complete a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University in Lismore.

    Evan is passionate about treating athletes and has actively competed in powerlifting during his studies. Evan is eager to share the benefits of osteopathic treatment to people who are interested in their health and fitness and has a broad knowledge of pain and injuries in athletes, although is open to treating people from all walks of life.

    Evan adapts his technique to cater for his patient’s needs and is well equipped to assist those experiencing neck, back or joint pain!

    Dr Kristopher Sanford

    Osteopath Dr Kris Sanford Kristopher is a young and passionate osteopath from Melbourne, completing his Osteopathic degree at RMIT University, Victoria. With a keen interest in sport and active lifestyles, Kristopher worked throughout his university degree as a head sports trainer for a Premier League soccer club, as well as multiple AFL clubs and university teams.

    At the beginning of 2015 Kristopher travelled to Mumbai to work at a very well-known and progressive orthopaedic hospital where he used Osteopathy to aid in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients requiring orthopaedic surgery.

    He is passionate about treating people that are actively involved in their health and fitness, and strongly believes that everyone should be able to enjoy their exercise, be it professional or social, pain free.

    Dr. Nikela Coulter

    Growing up in a small country town, Nikela was always interested in healthcare and helping people. With a sporting background in netball and swimming, her own injuries eventually lead her towards osteopathy. Being able to assist people in returning to their optimal health is what she is passionate about.

    Upon finishing high school, Nikela decided to follow her healthcare passion and begin her osteopathic studies at Southern Cross University in Lismore. Since completing her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, Nikela is eager to begin treating patients of all ages and all healthcare needs.

    Using a range of soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation and stretching techniques, Nikela can assist in getting you pain free and returning to your daily activities. ​Nikela is passionate about working with patients to create an individual, goal-oriented treatment plan in order to achieve success.

    Dr. Kuan Ng

    Osteopath Dr. Kuan Ng Osteopath Dr Kuan Ng grew up in Malaysia in the town of Ipoh 200km north of Kuala Lumpur, however has lived with his wife and son in Australia since immigrating here in 1981.

    Since his early years Kuan has practised Ru Yi Bagua (‘Roo-Yee-Baa-Gwa’) – an ancient Chinese art that emphasises the role of body equilibrium, balance, fluid movements, and clarity of mind in a person’s health and wellness, and acknowledges the link between a healthy mind, body and spirit.

    Through Ru Yi Bagua, Kuan has successfully treated people for postural pain and musculoskeletal conditions for over 30 years.

    Dr Wei ‘David’ Tai

    Osteopath Dr Wei 'David' Tai Having completed the 3 year undergraduate and 2 years Master of Osteopathy at Southern Cross University, David is a registered Osteopath in Australia, and in addition he’s also a registered neurological physiotherapist in Taiwan.

    Using a range of soft tissue techniques, dry needling, joint mobilisation, spinal adjustment techniques and physiotherapy skills from the past, David is passionate about helping people ease their symptoms from neck, back or joint pain faster, while addressing the underlying cause of their pain.

    He is also SIRA accredited and able to assist with Workers compensation, CTP and DVA claims.

    He’s also working in our sister clinic in Macquarie Park, Back to Active Sports and Spinal 

    David is also fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin.

    Dr Kevin Finnan

    Osteopath Dr. Kevin Finnan After suffering from chronic back pain for years on end, Kevin discovered Osteopathy, which successfully assisted him in managing his pain. Impressed with the results of his treatment, Kevin enrolled into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and continued to complete a Masters of Osteopathy at University of Western Sydney.

    Kevin utilises a variety of hands on osteopathic techniques and offers a personalised treatment that is structured to assist you in reaching your own health goals. In addition to his roles at RNHC, Kevin currently tutors human anatomy, physiology and neuroscience to a variety of health and medical programs at the University of Western Sydney.

    Kevin is the principal Osteopath and a director of RNHC. His vision is to bring the knowledge and skills of osteopathic treatment to the people of Ryde.

Your first visit to an Osteopath – What to expect

During your first session, your Osteopath will take your case history. This will include establishing when your pain first started, what your symptoms and concerns are and how they may have changed over time, outlining the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and assessing the impact your pain may be having on your life.

After learning of the history of your pain or condition, your Osteopath will carry out a hands-on examination, including various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.

After identifying the underlying cause/s of your pain (which may or may not require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will devise treatment goals, with the ultimate goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.

The osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath will use in fulfilling this goal include:

  • Spinal manipulation (Also known as an ‘adjustment’)
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Muscle energy technique (MET)
  • Soft tissue work and massage
  • Counterstrain
  • Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
  • Myofascial release
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Exercises

Your Osteopathic treatment is not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

In contrast to the conventional approach to medicine, which emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms, osteopaths take the time required to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, and put into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem.

Osteopath near Chatswood – Osteopathic education

All of our Osteopaths have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education, which includes a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

There are many various styles of Osteopathy. Our Osteopaths at Ryde Natural Health Clinic are structural Osteopaths and can adapt their technique to suit you and your individual needs.

 

Osteopaths near Chatswood – Osteopath Fees

Initial consultations are $110.

Subsequent follow-up consultations are $90.

*Health Fund rebates are available for Osteopathy consultations and we can swipe your card on the spot.

For an Osteopath near Chatswood – Why Choose Us?

  • Kris, Dan, Patricia and Kevin are experts in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services (We can swipe your card on the spot!).
  • All sessions are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • Appointments are available as early as 7am, through to as late as 8:30pm, so you don’t have to skip work for your appointment.
  • Parking is easy. (Free parking is available right at the door).

 

If you’re looking for a Osteopath near Chatswood, it’s worth the drive to North Ryde!