What is Osteopathy?


It’s all in the approach

Treating the cause of the pain, not just the symptoms

Osteopaths commonly focus on the musculoskeletal system but we also look at other areas of the body including the nervous, lymphatic and circulatory systems. Osteopaths use gentle techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, stretching with and without resistance, myofascial release, biodynamics and cranial osteopathy to assist patients in achieving pain-free movement by correcting underlying dysfunction.  


Helping your body to repair itself

Osteopathy is based on Andrew Taylor Still’s foundations of Osteopathy; The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms, having the inherent capacity to defend, repair, and remodel itself. By finding the cause of the pain, and treating this, the problem will be fixed and you will not need to come back time and time again.


What’s the difference between Physio, Osteo and Chiro?

Lots of people ask what is the difference between Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy and as an Osteopath this can be a hard question to answer. As Osteopaths we want to find what is causing your problem with the aim to fix it with hands on treatment and rehab and then assist you to manage it so that the issue doesn’t reoccur again.


How Osteo changed the way people look at pain therapy

As Osteopaths our aim is to identify where your headache or back pain etc is coming from. With a thorough history, assessment and treatment we aim to offer immediate relief to the acuteness of the pain where possible, whilst aiming to avoid medication. We will then, with your help aim to adjust the cause of the headaches.

From newborns to toddlers

What do Osteopaths treat babies for?


Troubles with breastfeeding, flat head or ear infections?

At Osteo for Families Darwin and Diamond Creek we pride ourselves on our ability to use gentle techniques to release the restrictions, increase drainage to the area, increase mobility and settle any niggles we find. Unfortunately all babies and children present to us differently as no two children are the same, therefore treatment styles, techniques and advice will all be different and cannot be guaranteed.


What we treat

Common conditions patients seek Osteo treatment for

Neck Pain
Back Pain
Sport Injuries
Sprain ankle

Shoulder Pain
Muscle strains
Numbness and tingling
Pinched nerve

Bulging disc
Herniated Disc
Degenerative Discs
Pregnancy Pain Relief
Stress Management

Carpal Tunnel
Baby having difficulty feeding
Mum’s unsure why baby is unsettled

What to expect

What happens
in an Osteo session?


The fundamentals

Key principals behind Osteopathy


Structure and function are interrelated


The body is a single dynamic unit of function


The body possesses self-regulatory and self-healing mechanisms

Rational treatment is based on applying these principles


Case studies

See how Osteopathy can help you… 


Joint pain and muscle problems in teenagers


Pregnancy and post birth muscle recovery


Feeding or movement issues in children and babies