treatments

We provide two forms
of hands-on therapy

Restore bodily function
and movement

OSTEOPATHY

Overview

Our Osteopaths use skilled assessment, diagnosis and hands-on techniques to treat pain and injuries.

Applying techniques including soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching and joint manipulation, Osteopathic treatment can reduce pain and inflammation, release tight muscles and restore proper movement and function to the body.

Osteopaths treat the body as a whole with a focus on providing not only immediate symptomatic relief but also achieving long lasting outcomes.

Targeted Issues

  • LOWER BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA
  • NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
  • HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
  • POSTURAL TENSION AND TIGHTNESS
  • HIP AND KNEE PAIN
  • FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN
  • SPORTS INJURIES
  • MUSCLE STRAINS AND TENDON ISSUES
  • PREGNANCY DISCOMFORT
  • GROWING PAINS AND POSTURAL ISSUES IN CHILDREN

Practitioners

Jack Moorhouse

Osteopath

Saul Smith

Osteopath

Emma Humphrey

Osteopath

Eliza Cremean

Osteopath

Mitch McKenzie

Osteopath

Ellie Kirkland

Osteopath

Daniel Horsfield

Osteopath

Isabella Dimasi

Osteopath

Pregnancy
and Postpartum care

OSTEOPATHY FOR PREGNANCY

Overview

The capability and biomechanics of the human body are at their greatest form during pregnancy - as Osteopaths caring for patients during this process puts us in our element to assist.

Pregnancy is the epitome of adaptability and transformation; however it is common for these dramatic changes to cause pain, discomfort or secondary conditions.

We offer an extended appointment for pregnant women:

Initial Appointment: 60 minutes
Return Appointments: 45 minutes

Targeted Issues

  • Decreasing muscle tension, improving joint function and therefore reducing pain or discomfort.
  • Addressing postural imbalances by helping the body find optimal function around the new and changing center of gravity
  • Birth and labor preparation via optimising pelvic mechanics, strengthening and enhancing mobility.
  • Education around pelvic floor strengthening, support aids and garments, ergonomic changes and lifestyle modifications.

Practitioners

Emma Humphrey

Osteopath

Eliza Cremean

Osteopath

OSTEOPATHY FOR POSTPARTUM

Overview

At Osteopaths of Ivanhoe we provide a thorough system of postpartum healthcare, giving women the necessary time, support, treatment and management required for optimal recovery.

Our postpartum appointment includes:

  • Holistic postural and movement assessment (inclusive of full spine, hips, shoulders and extremities)
  • Pelvis position and stability assessment
  • Abdominal separation (diastasis recti or DRAM) assessment
  • Tailored rehabilitation program
  • Return to exercise assessment and guidelines
  • Feeding posture assessment/modifications and ergonomic advice (when needed)
  • Additional support implementation: braces/garments, footwear and taping (when needed)
  • Access or referral to our extensive trusted network of specialists

    We offer an extended appointment for postpartum women:

    Initial Appointments: 60 minutes
    Return Appointments: 45 minutes

    We encourage postpartum appointments as close to delivery as possible (unless advised otherwise by a specialist). We welcome all postpartum women experiencing pain, discomfort or wanting a thorough screen at any stage.

Targeted Issues

  • Decreasing muscle tension, improving joint function and therefore reducing pain or discomfort.
  • Addressing postural imbalances by helping the body find optimal function amongst new demands and during recovery.
  • Education around pelvic floor strengthening, support aids and garments, ergonomic changes and lifestyle modifications.

Practitioners

Emma Humphrey

Osteopath

Eliza Cremean

Osteopath

Relief for painful, tight
or aching muscles

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Overview

Our Remedial massage therapists and Myotherapists treat painful, tight or aching muscles.

Remedial massage is a specific and tailored form of massage which focuses on restoring the function of the soft tissues in the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. Using techniques including soft and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching; all of which enhance circulation and promote healing of the muscles and soft tissues in the body.

Like remedial massage, Myotherapists focus on restoring function of the soft tissues of the body with the added benefit of being able to apply techniques such as dry needling, myofascial release, cupping, taping and exercise prescription.

Remedial massage and Myotherapy provide both short and long term benefits including reduced stress and tension, improved flexibility and better posture.

Targeted Issues

  • MUSCULAR TENSION AND TIGHTNESS
  • POSTURAL ISSUES
  • PREGNANCY MASSAGE
  • OVERUSE INJURIES
  • DRY NEEDLING
  • CUPPING
  • RELAXATION MASSAGE

Practitioners

Tegan Lissington

Remedial Massage

Hiromi

Remedial Massage

Improve your sleep
and decrease inflammation

INFRARED SAUNA

Overview

Infrared Sauna delivers a therapeutic heat that has wide-ranging and evidence based benefits. Infrared heat warms the body from the core which has a detoxification effect, which unlike traditional saunas leaves you feeling replenished rather than depleted.

We use the medical grade iHealth Sauna for their quality and safety.

Session bookings and the sauna area are private (an ability to bring up to two friends).

Towels and bottled water provided.

Showers not provided on premises. Wearing of bathers or underwear is recommended whilst using the sauna.

Please note if you suffer from any of the following conditions or if any of these conditions apply to you then you will require medical clearance from your GP prior to booking and using the sauna; low blood pressure, prescription medication, cardiovascular conditions, pregnancy, artificial implants/devices, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis.

Targeted Issues

  • REDUCTION OF JOINT PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
  • IMPROVED SLEEP
  • MUSCULAR RECOVERY FROM TRAINING
  • DETOXIFICATION
  • STRESS MANAGEMENT
  • IMMUNE BENEFITS
  • ANTI-AGEING QUALITIES
  • WEIGHT LOSS
  • SKIN REJUVENATION
  • HEART HEALTH
  • ARTHRITIS MANAGEMENT

Practitioners

Enhance recovery
and optimise performance

RECOVERY PUMP

Overview

Recovery Pumps are cutting edge compression therapy currently being utilised by many elite athletes around the world. This approach is scientifically proven to be the fastest recovery method from training or game related soreness.

Controlled pressure is sequentially delivered via inflatable compression pants starting at the feet and moving upward, increasing circulation to the muscles of the legs. The enhanced blood flow flushes out any toxins that have built up during prior exercise, resulting in a reduction in muscular soreness and fatigue.

For the active person this means a shorter turnaround and recovery time between training and games, reduced risk of injury and enhanced athletic performance.

Recovery pumps are a great way to address general soreness for a range of sports including AFL, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Running, Cycling, Triathlon and Gym/Crossfit.

Targeted Issues

  • FASTER RECOVERY
  • TIGHTNESS OF HAMSTRINGS, QUADS AND CALVES
  • MUSCLE FATIGUE
  • LACTIC ACID
  • LEG CRAMPS
  • DOMS (DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS)
  • PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION

Practitioners