We currently have the following practitioners offering a range of services:
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine (using a ‘hands-on approach’), which recognises the important link between the structures of your body & the way it works. Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health & well-being.
Osteopaths apply a philosophy of treating the whole person which involves treating the cause of the problem, and the surrounding inter-related structures in order to prevent the condition from recurring. This philosophy and approach to treatment is what sets Osteopathy apart.
In Australia, Osteopaths complete a 5 year university course in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.
Osteopathy has been practised for more than 100 years in Australia. Globally it is now widely recognised as one of the most scientifically validated and effective complementary therapies.
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What is a Dietitian?
Dietitians apply the art and sciences of human nutrition to assist people understand the relationship between food and health and make dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease.
What can a Dietitian do for me?
- Collect and assessing data relating to your health and nutritional status
- Manage and provide client centered nutrition care for you by educating you on your individual nutritional needs
- Assist with ideas for your appropriate menu planning and food preparation
- Monitor and evaluate your progress
- Undertake food and nutrition research for you
- Nutrition Support, Malnutrition, Weight Management, Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes, Heart Disease, CVA, Cystic Fibrosis, Oncology, Surgical, Medical, Rehab…
What is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian?
In Australia all Dietitians are considered to be Nutritionists however, Nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a Dietitian.
Podiatry is a branch of medicine involving the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg conditions.
A Podiatrist is a health profession who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of any pathology involving the foot and lower extremity.
Podiatrists have a role in management of the following:
Bone and joint disorders such as arthritis
Soft tissue and muscular pathologies associated with neurological and circulatory diseases.
Complications associated with skin and nail disorders
Podiatrists have specific instrumentation for painless and effective treatment of corns, callus, warts and ingrown toenails. The surgical correction of chronically ingrown toenails under local anaesthesia is a common Podiatric procedure.
Maintaining the mobility of many elderly and disabled people
This is achieved through the ongoing monitoring of foot health, in particular of those with circulation problems and Diabetes. Podiatrists are recognised as important members of the health care team in preventing and managing lower limb complications for those living with Diabetes.
Biomechanics and Sports Podiatry
Visual or video gait analyses allow Podiatrists to assess the anatomy and function of the foot and lower limb during gait (walking). Treatment of abnormalities may include specific exercises and/or the prescription of foot orthoses (shoe inserts), from precise measurements of an individual’s feet. Podiatrists also have a thorough knowledge of shoe wear, and can give advice on the correct shoe type relevant to an activity and/or foot function/deformity.
Common, chronic and acute problems of children’s feet
Advice for the prevention or reduction of foot deformity which may develop later in adult life involves the provision of appropriate information on footwear, treatment by splinting, advice on exercises and/or orthotic control of the feet.
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