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 $120
Initial Paediatric Osteopathy 60 min $130
Standard Osteopathy 30 min $96

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 and has 15 years of experience as an osteo. This includes receiving a Masters degree for research on the…

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    Dr Sarah Walsh


    Sarah is a passionate and motivated osteopath who combines a holistic and evidence informed approach to help patients return to optimum function. She utilises hands-on techniques such as soft tissue…

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    Dr Rob Walsh


    Rob is a passionate Osteopath who was attracted to the holistic nature of Osteopathy and the ability to achieve lasting results through treating the underlying cause of pain - not…

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    Dr Helen Frederikson


    Helen is an experienced and enthusiastic osteopath who strives to get to the root cause of her patients complaints and to help them achieve their recovery goals. Helen enjoys treating all…

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    Dr Leo Cornelius


    Leo completed his Masters of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathy) at Victoria University.  For the previous 15 years, he had been dancing professionally both in Australia and internationally in both Musicals and…

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