What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a musculoskeletal manual therapy that is designed to enhance and restore health and musculoskeletal function. Osteopathy is a unique ‘hands-on’ approach for the diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of pain, discomfort and immobility. It reduces the stress on your body and prevents issues from re-occurring. Osteopathy’s main strength lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint with the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.

Osteopathy is a holistic therapy, meaning we treat the body as a whole and not as simply one part of the body. Osteopathic treatment assists the body with increased mobility, allowing the body the opportunity to heal itself and preventing the condition from recurring. It recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions.

Osteopathy - The Osteo Clinic

Our principles and techniques

The key principles are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is restricted, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. Osteopathic techniques are safe, gentle and effective. They include soft tissue massage, stretching, muscle energy technique, functional joint balancing, joint articulation, manipulation, and other indirect modalities.

What conditions do we treat?

Osteopaths treat people of all ages from newborn babies to the elderly. We can assist in the management of many conditions including:

  • Back pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Sporting injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Postural problems
  • Muscular pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Whiplash and road accident injuries
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain
  • Visceral (organ) conditions such as reflux, constipation, period pain, and digestive complaints
  • Musculoskeletal conditions in children and babies

Who do we treat and can you claim with us?

At The Osteo Clinic we work with all types of individuals, from babies to the elderly. We provide HICAPS for on the spot claiming through private health and deal with Work Cover, Transport Accident Compensation (TAC) and Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) patients. You may also be eligible for a Medicare subsidised Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) via referral from your GP.

Our consultation prices

Initial Osteopathy 45-60 min $99
Initial Paediatric 0-2 yrs Osteopathy 60 min $120
Standard Osteopathy 30 min $88

Your practitioners

    Dr Kristen Manallack


    Co-director Kristen is a thoughtful, caring and highly skilled Osteopath. In addition to completing a Masters Degree in Osteopathy, she has gone on to further her knowledge and skills with…

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    Dr Eliza Gleadell


    Co-director and Osteopath, Eliza, completed her Osteopathic qualification at Victoria University, which involved five years of full time study. This includes receiving a Masters degree for research on the Osteopathic…

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    Dr Julia Redfern

    Infant Massage Instructor / Osteopath / Pilates Instructor

    **Julia is currently on maternity leave** Working as an Osteopath with babies and children is Julia’s passion. Having a strong interest in pregnancy and fertility, Julia also provides osteopathic care…

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    Dr Peter Sehic


    Peter is a fully qualified and registered osteopath having completed 5 years of study at Victoria University where he achieved both a Bachelors degree and a Master's degree. Peter is…

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    Dr Jacqueline Kovacev

    Osteopath / Pilates Instructor

    Jacqueline is an Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor who completed 5 years of training at Victoria University receiving a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters of Health Science…

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    Dr Kevin De Waal


    Kevin is an osteopath with both personal and clinical experience with headaches and neck pain who employs a wide range of both direct and indirect techniques in order to treat…

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