Osteopath Marsfield

 

 

Osteopath near Marsfield

“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 Marsfield – Looking for a great Osteopath just a few minutes drive from Marsfield? Ryde Natural Health Clinic is the right place! Our practitioners are the leading Osteopaths near Marsfield area and have years of experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteopath near Marsfield – How Osteopathy care can help you.

When the joints in your body are moving as they were intended to be moved, and when these joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues supporting them (the muscles, fascia and ligaments), then you generally shouldn’t develop musculoskeletal pain at all unless you’ve experienced an injury. That said, why then do so many people experience aches and pain? The problem stems from the fact that none of us regularly use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used – we don’t carry, throw, climb, swim and run all day as we’re designed to. Rather we sit, lay and stand in awkward motionless positions that result in some of our joints stiffening up, which leaves other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example.…

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

Problems begin to arise however, after years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits which cause many of these joints to jam up. While you’re only going about your regular daily activities you may not notice any problems at all, but when you attempt to lift something heavier than you usually would, or move, twist or bend in a way that you haven’t done for some time, because many of the joints have already stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the remaining joints that are still able to move. If the strain is large enough or carried out repeatedly, then you could end up with one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.

 

Osteopaths are professionally trained to identify joints in the body that aren’t moving optimally, and to correct this joint motion. By improving the ‘mobility’ of the joints the workload of motion is once again ‘shared around’ evenly to all of your joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic approach has been shown to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments including carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Migraines, headaches 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 Physiotherapist in Taiwan.

    Using a range of soft tissue techniques, dry needling, joint mobilisation, spinal adjustment techniques and physiotherapy skills form 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.

    David is 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.

What to expect during your first visit with an Osteopath?

During your first consultation, the Osteopath will take note of your detailed case history. This will establish when your pain first started, what your current symptoms and concerns are and how they have changed with time, the treatments (if any) you have received thus far, and the impact your condition may be having on your life.

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

Once the underlying cause/s of your condition have been determined (which may or may not require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Osteopath will set some treatment goals, with the main priority being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.

Osteopathy treatment techniques used by your treating Osteopath may include:

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

Osteopathy treatments are not painful.

How Osteopathy is Different:

Unlike the conventional approach to medicine, which quite often emphasises the use of pharmaceuticals to mask presenting symptoms, Osteopaths take the time needed to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place. Once the underlying problem has been identified, a series of steps will be put into place in order to resolve the issue.

Osteopath near Marsfield. Osteopathic education

At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education, including a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

There are many varied styles of Osteopathy treatment. At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, our Osteopaths are structural Osteopaths and
will adapt their treatment technique to suit you and your specific needs.

 

Osteopathy near Marsfield – Fees

Initial consultations with an Osteopath are $110.

Subsequent follow-up consultations are $90.

*Most health funds provide a rebate for Osteopathy services, and we can swipe your card on the spot!

Osteopath near Marsfield. Why Choose Us?

  • Our Osteopaths Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia are specialists in their field who have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services, including Osteopathy. (We can swipe your card on the spot!).
  • Your sessions are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • Appointments are available when you need them – from 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 – it’s free, and available right at our door!

 

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