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Osteopaths train for 5 years and are able to examine, diagnose and treat various conditions and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
We look at whether the joints, muscles and connective tissues are functioning at their optimum. We will also consider other bodily systems such as the circulatory system, lymphatics, nervous system and much more as 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 on establishing why it has occurred and how we may be able to prevent it from reoccurring where possible.
Dry needling is a treatment modality where a very thin single use needle is inserted into a myofascial trigger point to release it. A myofascial trigger point is what some people may refer to as a "Knot" which can occur when the fibres in a muscle become taut, shortened and hyper irritable. Dry needling can help to release these fibres, decrease pain and restore normal functioning to the muscles, connective tissues and nervous system.
Dry needling works well in combination with other treatment modalities such as osteopathy. Your treating practitioner can advise on whether dry needling is suitable for you.
Are you in need of rehabilitation for an injury? Improving your posture to reduce those reoccurring aches and pains? Or are you simply looking to improve your general strength, flexibility and overall health. Pilates may be just the thing for you. Not only does Body Align Osteopathy operate from the Geelong Pilates studio. Osteopath Lisa also teaches Pilates at the studio taking both Studio Pilates and some Group Reformer classes. If you are interested in learning more about what Pilates can offer and what classes are available please head over to www.geelongpilatesstudio.com for more information.
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