Any variation from the health has a cause, and the cause has a location.  It is the business of the osteopath to locate and remove it (the cause), doing away with disease and getting health instead.”

– A. T. Still


Our practitioners work to help restore your body’s natural state of health by realigning and rebalancing your body using manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue release, stretching, joint articulation, joint manipulation, cranial osteopathy and exercise prescription. Osteopaths focus on how your bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.


To learn more about how osteopathy can benefit your health take a peek at our fact sheets and articles.

Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle form of osteopathy that works on balancing your body as a whole. Light pressure is applied to different areas of the body to release strain or tension that may be causing pain or discomfort. It is particularly popular with babies and children, pregnant women, headache sufferers and those who prefer a more gentle approach to treatment. 


For more info on cranial osteopathy click here.

Osteopathy for Babies

Our paediatric practitioners have completed further training in the use of non-invasive and non-manipulative techniques for the treatment of babies and children. When treating babies our practitioners use cranial osteopathy only requires a very light touch and does not involve any forceful movements. 


Some symptoms that may indicate discomfort in a newborn include:

  • Unexplained unsettledness or irritability
  • Continuous crying
  • Excessive wind
  • Constipation or straining with bowel motions
  • Feeding difficulties (difficulty attaching or showing a preference to feed from one side)
  • Head favouring one side
  • Asymmetry in the hips, legs and feet


For more information how osteopaths work with musculoskeletal complaints in babies check out our fact sheets and article here.

Osteopathy for Children

Just like with adults, kids can experience aches or pains that prevent them from doing the things they love. What makes children different from adults is that their anatomy and physiology is still going through a growth and development period which affects all of their muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons,  nerves, organs.


As your child grows their brain and body are learning to navigate new experiences and new ways to use their body. In the space of only a few years most children will learn to crawl, walk, run, jump, climb trees, ride a bike, swing off monkey bars and learn a myriad of other skills along the way. Our osteopaths understand the unique challenges young bodies face and are well equipped to deal with all ages from toddlers right through to adolescents.


For more information on kids health don’t forget to take a look at our fact sheets and article here.

Pregnancy & Postpartum Care

Whether you are feeling the pinch in the earlier stages of pregnancy, nearly ready for delivery or have recently given birth, osteopathy is a great option for addressing musculoskeletal related pregnancy pain and discomfort!


Common musculoskeletal related complaints experienced during pregnancy and after birth include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome


For more information on how osteopaths work with pregnancy & postpartum musculoskeletal related complaints visit our Pregnancy & Postpartum Care page.

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What is the difference between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic?

One of the most common questions we get is what is the difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist? Or what is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor? Osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors are all allied health professionals which means there will always be some overlap in terms of the type of patients we see and the conditions we all treat. To help shed some light on this question we’ve put together a great article for you to read here: What is the difference between an osteopath, a chiropractor and a physiotherapist? 

Is Osteopathy covered by private health?

Yes! Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and was not one of the modalities affected by the recent government changes to private health rebates. We have Hicaps facilities at both our Geelong and Ocean Grove locations which means you can claim on the spot and only pay the gap. To check what rebate amount you will likely receive for osteopathic services we recommend checking with your individual health fund as there are many different levels of cover across all the major health funds.

Is Osteopathy covered by Medicare?

In short, yes…but only under specific conditions which you can read about in our Can I get a Medicare rebate for Osteopathy blog.

With a valid referral from your GP the current medicare rebate for osteopathy is $52.80

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