Osteopathy Awareness Week 2014
April 13th - 19th
Osteopathy is a school of health care that focuses on a holistic approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions & discomfort, as it recognises that the structure of the body inevitably affects the functioning of the body’s systems.
At Be Smart Get Supple, all our practitioners believe in this holistic approach to health and well being.
Rodney Supple is qualified as both Chiropractor and Osteopath and with over 45 years experience has utilised the best of both of these fields of thought. With all his patients he combines these techniques with knowledge from Naturopathy & Iridology training to provide a holistic approach to health and spinal care.
Brendon Supple is a Physiotherapist, Chinese Medicine Doctor and Acupuncturist. He too believes in treating conditions using a holistic approach. Whilst not formally trained in Osteopathy he has learned much from the mentor-ship of Rodney, and so he considers many of the basic Osteopathy principles in all of his treatments also.
Both Rodney and Brendon use a ideas and influences of Osteopathic techniques along with techniques and principles of other therapies to assist in the treatment and management of your injuries, discomfort or ailments. These may include
- Soft Tissue treatment
- Manipulations and Adjustments
- Posture Education
- Home Exercises → Balancing, mobility, flexibility, strength
- Nutritional Advice
- And more
Back Pain, Headaches, Arthritis, Sporting Injuries, Pregnancy
Osteopathy Australia mentions¹ that this holistic approach may be beneficial to seniors, babies and children and pregnant women. It may also assist those suffering from joint and flexibility issues and may be useful in assisting with management¹ of:
- sporting injuries¹
- Muscle tension¹
- back and neck pain¹
- knee pain¹
Although Osteopathy awareness is increasing there is no miracle one size fits all treatment. Even surgery and the strongest drugs available won't always be effective for every person. Not to mention their risks, but that is another topic all together.
So having the ability to have a problem approached from a number of different therapeutic approaches is very helpful. It allows a practitioner to choose more than one way to overcome the problem in the body, and allows a patient to choose what they feel comfortable with.
To find out more about how a holistic or multiple therapy approach might help you contact us on 8346 3495.
Hands on Image Credit Nick Webb via Creative Commons
1 Osteopathy Australia. (2014). Treatment. Chatswood.