What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that looks at the body as a whole. In Australia, osteopaths are required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Osteopaths train for 5 years and are able to examine, diagnose and treat various conditions and injures of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths will focus largely on the muscle skeletal system, looking at whether the joints, muscles and connective tissues are functioning at their optimum. We will also consider other systems such as circulatory systems, lymphatics, nervous system and much more. This is because osteopaths aim to treat the body as a whole and want to look at the big picture. We aim to not only treat the area of concern but to go beyond this and work out why it has occurred and how we may be able to prevent it from reoccurring where possible.
Osteopathy is a treatment modality that is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds.
What can osteopaths treat?
Osteopathy can assist with but is not limited to:
Headaches and migraines
Hip, knee & foot pain
Dr Lisa Kiddle (Registered Osteopath)
Lisa completed her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University. During this time she also began her certification with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) to become a clinical Pilates instructor. She has since completed both the mat work and equipment series and is currently loving teaching Pilates at Geelong Pilates Studio in conjunction with her work as an Osteopath.
Lisa has completed her level 2 certification in advanced dry needling which she finds to be a very beneficial addition to her osteopathic treatments. She has an interest in many posture related issues such as neck pain and headaches and has completed further certification in Ergonomic Risk Assessment.
During her studies in osteopathic medicine Lisa spent three years as a sports trainer at a local football club in Melbourne giving her valuable insight and experience in dealing with and treating various sporting injuries. She has done further certification in the application and use of kinesiology taping along with other types of sports taping.
Lisa worked in multiple clinics in Melbourne after finishing her osteopathic studies but is happy to have made the move back to the Geelong region where she grew up. Her treatments aim to help relieve your aches and pains but also to help you achieve optimal wellbeing by looking at other factors that may be contributing to your overall health. This can include looking at lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, mental wellbeing and sleep. She understands that everyone is different and therefore her approach to each treatment will vary depending on what she feels is the best plan for you.
In her down time Lisa enjoys hanging out with her best buddy Onyx (beloved dog), walking and getting some fresh air either in the hills or down on the beach.