Freedom Osteopathy Wollongong

Osteopath Wollongong New South Wales
Osteopathy
What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that recognises the link between all systems in the body and how they work together.


Osteopaths use a wide range of hands on techniques to address dysfunction to decrease pain, improve mobility and function and improve overall health.

At Freedom Osteopathy Wollongong we provide treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip and leg pain, RSI, nerve entrapment syndromes and sporting injuries just to name a few conditions we help with.

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What do we do?

During the consultation your Osteopath Kate Tallarida will ask you questions about your current complaint as well as your previous medical history.  She then performs a physical examination to gather more information about your body.  Once this has been done and she decides osteopathic treatment is appropriate, hands on techniques are used to address the dysfunction with Kate continuing to palpate, take cues and listen carefully to your body throughout the session.

Kate uses a variety of techniques that mostly work with the natural movements of your body to release tension.  They are gentle and relaxing with some people going into a deep rest, which enhances the healing process.

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Treatment Techniques

Kate Tallarida generally draws techniques from Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Biodynamic Approach to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Visceral Manipulation (mobilisation of the organs), Positional Release and Muscle Energy Techniques. She also uses manipulation when necessary. 

These encourage the body to continue to self correct, facilitating the release rather than force the body through restrictions to improve mobility, health and wellbeing.  Kate finds this a powerful but gentle combination resulting in greater long term change.
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How much treatment is needed?

Nothing in the human body is clear cut but you will have their own treatment program specific to your individual needs.  In general the longer you have had the issue and the more pre-existing health conditions you have the more treatment you will need. For example an acute sports injury that has never happened before will resolve quicker than chronic headaches.


Having said that Kate generally finds that within 3 to 5 treatments your condition is improving, providing that osteopathy can help with the problem.


She will refer you for other types of therapy or to your GP if required.


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Disclaimer:

The information contained within this website does not constitute professional advice and should not be relied upon as such.

Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for a health professional's advice.

Please be aware that treatment results cannot be guaranteed.