Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine used to treat altered health states/specific conditions/impairments/injuries and their relationship to total body function. Book a consultation at EVOLVE HEALTH ILLAWARRA to find out more about general Osteopathic Medicine.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
"Osteo" is a form of manual medicine used to treat altered health states/specific conditions/impairments/injuries and their relationship to total body function.
The skilled practitioner uses a 'hands on' approach in assessment, including neuro-
orthopeadic testing, in the formation of a medical diagnosis.
Treatment is then based on this diagnosis and can range from subtle ligamentous balancing to more direct muscle stretching and joint mobilization.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A OSTEOPATH?
Osteopaths treat a variety of conditions from all body systems/areas including the spine, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory and other systemic systems.
Most people present to an osteopath with acute or ongoing pain, but it is not a requirement.
People often seek osteopathic treatment when feeling restricted in movement, unbalanced, tired, and stressed.
Commonly osteopaths are seen when more common physical therapies have provided limited relief due to their 'total body' approach.
DO I NEED A GP REFERRAL LETTER?
No – no referral is needed and most private health funds provide rebates for treatment.
If you wish to claim back the cost of your treatment through either the Medicare EPC program, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance, a referral from your nominated treating doctor is required.
The body is a unit: the person is a unit comprised of body, mind and spirit.
The body is capable of self regulation, self healing, and health maintenance.
Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated
Rational treatment is based on understanding and implementation of the above three principles.
GP MEDICARE REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Please discuss with medical practitioner
DR LACHLAN MC GREGOR
Dr. Lachlan McGregor has returned to Wollongong from NZ where he had his own successful multidisciplinary health practice.
Prior to his NZ venture Lachlan worked along side a number of experienced Osteopaths at other Osteopathic clinics in the local area. Lachlan has a Masters in Osteopathy, completed in 2008, with additional qualifications in Musculoskeletal Acupuncture/Dry Needling, DMA Clinical Pilates and Kineso-taping.
Lachlan is also currently completing a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation).
Lachlan is skilled in the diagnosis, treatment and management of numerous medical conditions and altered health states ranging from headache to sporting injuries.
Lachlan takes an evidenced based structural approach to the osteopathic medicine he provides with a particular focus on movement mechanics and lifestyle interactions.
DR BELINDA CLARK
Belinda completed her Masters of Osteopathy at Victoria University in 2018. She has since completed further study in Integrative Breathing Therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. This further study supports Belinda’s holistic approach, aligning well with the guiding principles of Osteopathy; 'the body is a unit' encompassing all systems not just the musculoskeletal.
Belinda enjoys treating a range of patients with various needs, including neck and jaw pain, headaches, postural complaints, breathing dysfunctions, pelvic pain, and complex chronic pain. Her treatment techniques include soft tissue massage, muscle energy technique, manipulation, dry needling, indirect and visceral techniques, exercise prescription and education.
In her spare time Belinda will most likely be found outdoors either surfing or bushwalking, or just reading a book in the garden.