Osteopathy – Billi Health

Osteopathy for adults

Our osteopaths are AHPRA and medicare registered allied health practitioners.

Osteopathy focuses on the whole body (muscles, ligaments and tendons), spine and viscera while also considering lifestyle and environmental factors that may be influencing your health.

Hands on osteopathic treatment is individualised and tailored to your needs. A variety of hands on methods may be used including:

Soft tissue massage

Articulation

Muscle energy techniques (MET)

Strain counter strain

Visceral manipulation

HVLA (high velocity low amplitude) manipulation Cranial modalities

Dry needling & cupping

Exercise and rehabilitation

Our osteopaths aim to equip you with the knowledge you need to make empowered and informed decisions for your health. They can help in identifying which lifestyle and environmental factors may be contributing to your presentation, providing practical strategies for you to implement at home so you can continue to support your health outside of the clinic room.

Osteopathy for paediatrics

Osteopathy can be a valuable tool for your little one. Osteopathy for paediatrics can focus on: Difficulties with breast feeding and latching

Birth trauma

Unsettle babies

Colic and wind

Reflux

Constipation

Stiff/ Torticollis neck

Flat head (Plagiocephaly)

Osteopathy for Women

Endometriosis and pre/post menstrual care

Endometriosis is a complex health condition that our practitioners understand is more than just period pain. Osteopathy focuses on working with the whole patient and aims to help manage symptoms common with endometriosis and menstrual complaints. Working to support the nervous system and musculoskeletal system together while also considering pelvic floor and visceral influence, osteopaths may be able to provide symptom relief.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects 50% of women, and can significantly impact your day to day life. Osteopathy works to identify the root cause of your incontinence using manual therapy, bladder diaries and at home strategies. We work together to create a plan that suits your lifestyle and reduces urinary leakage.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pregnancy is a time of change and transition that can mean the body is adapting to new load and balance. Osteopathy not only focuses on your pregnancy related discomfort but also on assisting with your preparation for childbirth, postpartum and pelvic floor. We can address a range of presentations including:

Low back pain Sacroiliac joint pain Sciatica symptoms Neck and shoulder pain Rib pain

Pelvic instability

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Plantar fasciitis

Restless leg syndrome or cramping Headaches

Constipation

How can Osteo help with birth preparation?

During your treatment with our osteopaths, they will work on making sure the ligaments and fascia that influence your uterus and pelvis are working and moving optimally with the intention of creating space within your pelvis giving your baby the room to move freely into your pelvis.

We also educate on: 


• Pregnancy yoga practices to help create space 


• Perineal massage


• Active birth positions 


• Relaxation techniques for the pelvic floor


• Tips for minimising the risk of perineal tearing


• Labour breathing techniques


• Postnatal care of the perineal area 


Our osteopaths will use external techniques to help relieve tension in the pelvic floor muscles.

Book Appointment with Dr. Eloise Carvalho (Osteopath)