Treatments

Osteopathy is a form of complementary, hands-on manual medicine that aims to treat the cause of musculoskeletal conditions rather than just the symptoms.

This holistic philosophy is tailored around treating the person as a whole, enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself by treating the muscles, joints, tendons, connective tissues, lymphatic and nervous systems with a variety of techniques.

In addition, we seek to educate the patient about movement, strengthening, posture, diet and lifestyle factors for long term healing and self-management, rather than developing a reliance on treatment.

At Star Osteo and Wellness, we offer general osteopathy, osteo for children and teens, pregnancy and sports. We pride ourselves on a multi-faceted approach to health and wellbeing and utilise a range of direct and indirect techniques, which may include;

These are always tailored to suit each individual and their comfort levels.

> Soft tissue therapy (massage)
> Muscle energy techniques (MET)
> Manipulation
> Mobilisation
> Dry needling
> Cupping
> Taping techniques

How can Osteopathy help?

General Osteopathy

As adults, we tend to place a high demand on our bodies and overall health, which may lead to limitations in flexibility, function and fitness. Overall, these restrictions can turn into longer-lasting injuries. Our osteopathic treatments can help adults with the following conditions and much more, but may include:

> Neck and back pain
> Headaches and migraines
> Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
> Sports injuries
> Postural issues
> Workplace injuries
> Scoliosis
> Arthritis
> Weight-bearing issues

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woman leaning over a sink turning on a tap

Children and Teens

For children and teens, issues may arise due to growth-related stresses and strains, physical activity, accidents, or health issues. Osteopathic evaluation and treatment is well received by children and teens and may help with the following:

> Growth-related issues (e.g. Osgood Schlatter’s, Severs, generalised growing pains)
> Back pain and headaches
> Postural issues (e.g. Curvature of the spine)
> Walking difficulties
> Sports injuries
> Helping them learn about caring for their body to stay active and healthy

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the body experiences additional demands and changes that can create musculoskeletal issues, particularly in the back, hips and pelvis. Gentle treatment from trained osteopaths supports the pregnancy journey, relieving symptoms while keeping both mum and her growing baby comfortable. Osteopathic treatment may help with:

> Pelvic pain and/or instability
> Stress and tension
> Back pain
> Sciatica
> Rib pain
> Fluid-retention conditions
(e.g. Leg cramps, Carpal Tunnel, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis)

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teenage girl sitting at a desk using her hands while speaking to someone on a computer

Tennis Treatments & Support

Our founder’s keen tennis experience offers support to all players with injury prevention, diagnosis of common tennis issues and treatments to reduce pain.

Available for local clubs, tournaments and player support – please contact Brooke to find out more.

More than Osteo

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Nutritional Health

With additional training in nutrition, Brooke can integrate this knowledge into her holistic consultations to support your health beyond the manual treatment of osteopathy. She enjoys helping adults and children learn about the importance of nutrition for a healthy body and mind. Undertaking an Advanced Certificate in Nutrition for Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Brooke focuses on supporting mental health alongside physical health. Dedicated nutritional consultations are coming soon to Star Osteo and Wellness.

Stay tuned!

Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping

Dry needling and myofascial cupping are effective adjuncts in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints. Brooke has undertaken additional training to provide these services.

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Dry Needling

Dry needling involves inserting a thin needle into the skin, activating underlying myofascial and muscular trigger points. These points are increased ‘knots’ of tension throughout a muscle, caused by overuse, postural compensation or injuries.

The proposed benefits of dry needling include:
> Decreased pain/tenderness
> Improved muscular activation
> Increased joint movement
> A reduction in inflammation

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Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial cupping is a technique where we apply plastic cups to the skin with the use of a suction method. This draws the affected skin, fascia and connective tissue up into the cup, causing increased blood flow to the area.

The potential benefits may include:
> Drainage of unwanted toxins
> Decreased tension
> Stretching of the muscle
> A reduction in muscular aches and pains

These techniques are available as part of our osteopathic consultations for those who are interested. Common complaints and injuries that may benefit from these techniques include:

> Neck and back pain
> Shoulder pain
> Carpal tunnel
> Tennis/Golfers elbow
> Joint sprains
> Muscular strains