Osteopath Meadowbank

 

Osteopath near Meadowbank

“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 Meadowbank. Looking for a great Osteopath just a few minutes from Meadowbank? You’ve come to the right place! Ryde Natural Health Clinic practitioners are leading Osteopaths near Meadowbank area and have many years experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteopath near Meadowbank – How Osteopathy care can help you.

When each joint in your body is moving the way it was intended to move, and when these joints are stabilised well by the soft tissues (the muscles, fascia and ligaments) that support them, there is usually no reason at all to develop musculoskeletal pain unless you have experienced an injury. Why then, do so many people experience aches and pains? The answer lies in the fact that none of us use our bodies as they were originally intended to be used. We don’t climb, carry, swim, run and throw all day as we’re designed to. Instead we tend to sit, lay and stand in awkward static positions that result in some joints stiffening up, and leave our other joints to do all the work. Lets take a look at the spine as an example…

Your spine is made up of 33 vertebrae and many more joints. When all of these joints are moving well, then the workload that is taken on by the spine is distributed optimally – it is shared around so that each joint plays a role and no joint is overworked.

After years of prolonged sitting, standing, and bad postural habits many of these joints begin to jam up, and this is when problems begin to arise. Whilst only going about your regular daily activities you may not notice any problems at all, however when you try to bend, twist or move in a way that you haven’t done for a while, or lift something heavier than you usually would, because many of the joints have stiffened up, all of the strain goes to the remaining joints that do move. If this strain is large enough or carried out over and over again, then you may end up with one or more of the common ‘degenerative’ conditions of the spine, or problems with a disc.

 

Osteopaths correct the motion of joints that they identify as not moving optimally. By improving joint ‘mobility’ the workload of motion is once again able to be ‘shared around’ all of the joints and muscles as is intended.

The Osteopathic treatment approach has demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of many health complaints. These include:

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel, sciatica, and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, migraine 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 to an Osteopath?

Your first consultation with an Osteopath will begin with a detailed case history of your condition. Your Osteopath will aim to establish when your pain first started, what your current symptoms and concerns are and how they may have been affected by time, the treatments (if any) you have received in the past, and the impact your condition may be having on your life.

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

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

Some of the Osteopathy treatment techniques your Osteopath will use in order to fulfill your treatment goals 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

Treatment provided by an Osteopath is not painful.

The Osteopathy difference:

Conventional approaches to medicine tend to emphasise the use of pharmaceuticals to mask presenting symptoms. Osteopaths work differently, as they take the time required to establish a clear understanding of why your problem developed in the first place, before putting into place a series of steps that will attempt to resolve the underlying problem as well as the associated symptoms.

Osteopath near Meadowbank – Osteopathic education

Our Osteopaths have undertaken 5 years of tertiary education – a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science- Osteopathy, followed by a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy.

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

 

Osteopath near Meadowbank – Fees

An initial consultation with an Osteopath at Ryde Natural Health Clinic is $110.

Subsequent consultations are $90.

*Health Fund rebates are available on the spot, with the majority of health funds providing a rebate for Osteopathy treatment.

Osteopath near Meadowbank – Why choose us?

  • Our Osteopaths Kevin, Kris, Dan and Patricia have obtained the highest Osteopathic qualifications and are experts in their field.
  • Health fund rebates are available for all of our services including Osteopathy. We can also swipe your card on the spot!
  • All Osteopathic consultations are carried out in a private, clean, air-conditioned room.
  • We are available when you need us – appointments are available early (from 7am) to late (8:30pm) so we will always fit around your schedule.
  • Parking is easy – it’s free, and available right at our door!

 

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