It's difficult, confusing and can be frustrating to find the right Frankston osteopath for you.
Most people choose us because we take the time to listen intently, assess thoroughly, and treat purposefully.
Our osteopaths are here to help ease your pain. We will also address the causative factors contributing to your condition to help get you feeling and moving better.
Results Based Frankston Osteopathy Treatments Designed Just For You
We have a huge bag of tricks to help deliver the best results possible
With such a wide range of treatment options, YouMove Osteopathy Frankston will utilise the best approach for your specific condition, using techniques that you are comfortable with.
Your osteopath may use massage, active release technique, counterstrain technique, PNF stretching, MET (muscle energy technique), dry needling, joint articulation, joint manipulation and mobilisation.
They couple this with a no nonsense take home rehabilitation plan that empowers you to manage your pain, so that you're not endlessly relying on osteopathy treatments and resulting in a better long term outcome.
Our experienced Frankston osteopaths keep up to date with the latest medical research, rehabilitation principles and pain reduction techniques to help you feel better whilst you get better.
We will listen to your problem and draw up an action plan to get you started on your road to recovery.
We will listen to your problem and gather information from your medical history, current symptoms, and lifestyle.
We will also perform a physical assessment of your problem.
Through this process, we aim to understand the root cause of your health issues and develop a personalised action plan to get you started on your road to recovery.
We will provide hands-on manual treatment to help get you moving and feeling better.
We will provide hands-on manual treatment to help get you moving and feeling better.
Osteopaths are equipped with a huge range of manual therapy techniques. This allows us to utilise the techniques you are comfortable with.
We draw upon your medical history and examination findings to provide you with simple exercise and lifestyle advice to empower you to make meaningful changes in your own life.
We provide simple exercise and advice to empower you to make meaningful changes in your life.
We take into account your health and lifestyle as we tailor a movement program to address your specific needs. Because nobody moves like YouMove.
What should I bring to my appointment?You! And your problem! Bring any x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds or MRIs that you may have relative to your problem. If you were referred by another therapist, please remember to bring the referral notes. If your problem is related to a sport or phyisical activity, bring your shoes along. It can be useful to assess the way you move in the footwear you are performing in.
What should I wear?I will assess the painful area, along with other areas of the body which may be related to the problem. Please wear clothing which is loose fitting or flexible enough to allow us to assess the way you move and not the way your clothing restricts your movement. Active wear is great, otherwise, just keep it loose fitting. Your comfort is of upmost importance to us and you will not be required to remove any item of clothing that you are not comfortable with. It can be helpful to expose the area being treated so we can perform techniques such as massage. This might involve removing certain items of clothing (tops or trousers). However, if you are not comfortable with this, just let us know and we will find an alternative and beneficial treatment option for you.
What qualifications do you hold?I didn't spend Monday to Friday, 9-5, over 5 years for nothing! In order to obtain registration as an osteopath, we are required to obtain a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). During the Masters degree, I completed research into the relationship between osteopaths and dentists in the management of jaw pain. I am registered as an Osteopath with AHPRA. I also hold membership with Osteopathy Australia which maintains continual professional education and standards.
What conditions do you treat?Osteopaths are expertly trained to provide treatment and support to all musckuloskeletal conditions. Some people associate osteopaths with the spine. And yes, we are great with spinal problems, along with headaches and migraine. But a big proportion of the conditions we see are actually sports-related. Foot and ankle injuries, knee pain, shoulder complaints, elbow pain, tendon problems; these all respond favourably to the biomechanical way we look at the body. We will assess the way your whole kinetic chain moves when we assess your problem. Because nobody moves like YouMove! I will provide hands-on treatment for pain relief and a targeted rehabilitation plan to get you back to your chosen activity as fast as possible.
Is osteopathy covered by private health funds?Your consult should have a portion covered by your health fund if you have extras on your cover. We have a Tyro terminal in the room, so you will be able to claim on the spot and only pay the gap.
Is osteopathy covered by Medicare?If you are eligable for a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan, you are able to have 5 treatments covered at a reduced cost. That is 5 Allied Health services for one calender year. For example, if you also require the help of a podiatrist, your doctor might put 3 sessions for osteopathy and 2 sessions for podiatry on your plan. These plans are managed by your GP. Please ask your GP if you qualify for this plan. Full payment is required on the day. However, if you are registered with Medicare, we are able to claim the government portion on the spot, so you will get the rebate straight back into your account.
Where is YouMove Osteopathy?YouMove Osteopathy is located at 3/116 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza. Entrance is via the side of the building facing John Phillips Lane. You can see exactly where we are in our welcome video HERE.
Does YouMove Osteopathy have wheelchair access?Yes. YouMove Osteopathy is up one level, there is a lift just inside the door. If you need assistance, please give us a call on 9100 3797.
How long are the appointments?Initial Osteopathic Consultations are 1 hour long. Our first appointment will set up your treatment plan, aiming to get you moving better, feeling better and achieving your goals faster. We have a full hour together, so we’ll have plenty of time for treatment as well, to work out all those sore spots. Return Osteopathic Consultations are 30 minutes long, giving us plenty of time for hands-on treatment and making adjustments to any home-based rehab you might be doing. YouMove Osteopathy also offers an Extended Return Osteopathic Consultations for people who require more time or have multiple areas of pain.
Will you want to see me 1000 times?I will provide you with an in-depth understanding of your problem. Knowledge is power and by helping you understand your problem, we put the power in your hands. The result of this is that your don't rely on my treatment as the only way to resolve you pain. With the tools to help yourself, you will end up needing far fewer appointments. Generally, for new complaints, I expect to see people 3 or 4 times over a few weeks. This allows us to get on top of your pain with treatment, provide you with the tools to help yourself and build some momentum with your progression. Once we get your pain under control, I may suggest we review your progress a month or so down the track, but I dont force people to commit to a long-term treatment plan.
Can I get better without doing exercises?Sometimes specific exercises are an integral part of your rehab plan. However, a lot of the time, we can get you better without them. Sometimes simple modification of your chosen activity, your posture, your workstation or just how much you you move is enough to achieve long-lasting pain relief. I'm under no illusions that everyone does what I ask. Honesty is critical here. If you're not going to do any exercises, tell me and I'll develop a plan without them. I'll also be able to spend a lot more time on treatment too.
Do osteopaths crack joints?Joint manipulation is one of many treatment options. Some people find it really helps reduce their pain or stiffness, so for those people, we will use it if indicated. Osteopaths have a huge bag of tricks which means if manipulation is not indicated, or if you choose to avoid it, we will use another approach for you. At YouMove Osteopathy, you are involved in your own care. We will explain which techniques may help you, give you options, and use an approach you are happy with.
Do osteopaths do dry needling?Yes. Dry needling is one of many treatment options. Dry needling can be a great way to reduce muscle tension. Some people find it really helps, so for those people, we will use it if indicated. Osteopaths have a huge bag of tricks which means if dry needling is not indicated, or if you choose to avoid it, we will use another approach for you. At YouMove Osteopathy, you are involved in your own care. We will explain which techniques may help you, give you options, and use an approach you are happy with.
Can I book an appointment online with an osteopath?Yes. You can book an appointment with our osteopaths online by clicking HERE.
What is the difference between osteopaths and chiropractors?In Australia, both osteopaths and chiropractors are regulated healthcare professionals who specialise in treating musculoskeletal conditions. However, there are some differences in their approaches and training. Osteopaths in Australia are trained in a wholistic approach to healthcare that emphasises the interconnectedness of the body's systems. They use a range of techniques, including the application of manual therapy, as well as the prescription of rehabilitation programs. Osteopaths focus on treating the underlying cause of a problem, rather than just the symptoms. Chiropractors, on the other hand, focus specifically on the spine and nervous system. They use manual techniques, such as spinal manipulation, to restore proper alignment and function of the spine. Chiropractors believe that misalignments of the spine can cause a wide range of health problems, and that correcting these misalignments can help the body to heal itself. Both osteopaths and chiropractors are university trained and are regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). However, the specific techniques and approaches used by each profession may vary, and patients may find that one approach is more suited to their individual needs and preferences. We've tried to answer this question with as little bias as possible. It is important to know that we are osteopaths! If you have any further questions before deciding if our approach is right for you, please contact us via email, or give us a call. We're here to help.
What is the difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist?Osteopaths and physiotherapists are both healthcare professionals who specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. They are both regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). However, there are some differences between the two professions in Australia. Osteopaths are required to complete a minimum of a 5-year university degree in osteopathy. This includes a Bachelor degree and a Masters Degree. Some universities such as Victoria University are now changing the 5th year of the course to finish earlier to enable their graduates to enter the workforce in the middle of the year. Osteopathy is a manual therapy that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the whole body, not just the painful area. Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including manual manipulation, mobilisation, stretching and massage to restore balance and function to the body. They are also trained in exercise prescription and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists are required to complete a minimum of a 4-year university degree in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological, and respiratory conditions. Physiotherapists use a range of techniques, including exercise therapy, manual therapy, and electrotherapy, to restore movement and function to the body. Both osteopaths and physiotherapists follow research and as research develops, both professions uptake new evidence-based practices. As a general rule, while both osteopaths and physiotherapists in Australia are trained to treat musculoskeletal conditions, osteopaths sometimes sway more towards manual therapy techniques and treating the whole body, while physiotherapists sway towards exercise therapy. At YouMove Osteopathy, we employ exercise prescription to our approach. Lachlan even works as a sessional staff member at Victoria University teaching rehab to 4th year osteopathy students. However, we also understand that home based exercises are not for everyone and we can tailor an approach to suit the person's individual needs. If you have any further questions regarding this, or wish to know if our approach is right for you, please reach out via email or give us a call.
Are osteopaths in Australia considered doctors?In Australia, osteopaths are recognised as registered healthcare professionals and are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. However, they are not medical doctors or physicians, and their training differs from that of doctors. Osteopaths can register with AHPRA with the doctor title, and some osteopaths choose to use that title. They have the right to do that. At YouMove Osteopathy, we believe this title is best left for our medical doctor allies. Osteopaths complete a 5-year university degree program in osteopathy, which includes a Bachelor and a Masters degree. Osteopaths complete extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and osteopathic techniques. After completing their degree, they must also be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and meet certain continuing education requirements to maintain their registration. While osteopaths are not medical doctors, they are considered primary healthcare providers and work closely with doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care to patients. They are trained to assess and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions and other health problems, provide treatment and management strategies, and offer advice on preventative measures to improve overall health and wellbeing.
How To Choose The Best Osteopath In Frankston
The best osteopath is one who listens, gives you time you need and the attention you deserve.
A good Frankston osteopath will take the time to understand your condition and your goals for treatment. They will perform a thorough assessment and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
The goal of an osteopathic treatment is to restore your body's natural balance and function. By addressing the underlying causes of your pain or injury, osteopathy can help you to improve your overall health and well-being.
At You Move Osteopathy, our Frankston osteopaths are committed to providing you with the highest quality care. We use a variety of manual techniques to address the underlying causes of your pain or injury, and tailor treatments to your individual needs.
We believe that the best way to achieve long-term pain relief is to empower you to manage your pain in between treatments. That is why we will work with you to develop a take-home rehabilitation plan. This plan will include exercises and stretches that you can do at home to help you maintain your range of motion, increase flexibility and reduce pain.
Benefits Of Osteopathy
Osteopathy is more than just treating pain or injury. An osteopath assesses the body as a whole, and addresses not only specific symptoms, but also their underlying causes. Improving dysfunction in the body can positively impact its major systems resulting in better health and promoting wellbeing.
With such a wide range of treatment options, our Frankston osteopath will create a plan to target the unique characteristics of your symptoms and conditions.
There are many benefits you may experience when receiving osteopathic treatment, some of the key benefits of osteopathy include:
Personalised approach: Osteopathy takes into account each individual's unique situation and needs.This personalised approach ensures that patients receive individualised care and support they need.
Eases pain: Osteopathic treatment may help to ease pain by reducing muscle tension and improving joint mobility.
Improves range of motion: Osteopathy may help to improve range of motion by releasing tension in muscles and joints.
Increases flexibility: Osteopathy may help to increase flexibility by stretching muscles and improving the range of motion of joints.
Builds functional strength: Osteopaths can create a personalised movement plan with targeted exercises aimed at building strength in alignment with a person's specific activities, tasks, or goals.
Prevents injuries: Osteopaths contribute to injury prevention by assisting people to build functional capacity and preparedness for their lifestyle and activities.
Improves posture: Osteopathy may help to improve posture by improving mobility, prescribing targeted exercises and ergonomic advice.
Enhanced mobility: Osteopaths may help increase physical mobility by improving biomechanics to promote natural movement.
Reduces stress: Osteopathy may help to reduce stress by employing techniques and management strategies that promote relaxation, reduce pain and muscle tension.
Improves sleep: Osteopathy may help to improve sleep, not only by reducing pain. An Osteopath is well equipped to give advice to help develop a healthy sleep routine.
Feel better: Osteopathy may have a positive effect on mood, energy and mental health by reducing pain and restoring the capacity to engage in activities that were constrained by the underlying condition.
Pain sucks! Being in pain affects many aspects of a person's life. With the help of an osteopath, clients often report a reduction in pain and discomfort which can have an astonishing effect on other aspects of their health, happiness and overall lifestyle.
Evidence Based Osteopathy Frankston
Imagine if your osteopath was so dedicated to helping you, they spent hours acquiring the knowledge and skills to decipher the unique characteristics of your specific conditions, then created a personalised treatment plan to help you move better, feel better and get better.
At YouMove Osteopathy near Frankston that is exactly what we do!
Evidence based osteopathy is a pragmatic approach to clinical evaluation and therapeutic treatment incorporating:
The osteopath’s experience.
The individual preferences and characteristics of the person needing help.
The osteopaths at YouMove Osteopathy Frankston use their advanced research analytical skills when searching for information to help you get better. Then develop osteopathic treatments using their experience, the most appropriate scientific reports and your individual needs.
Additionally, our Frankston osteopaths have regular discussions with fellow osteopaths about our approach and how to best integrate new research where necessary for individual cases.
Frankston Osteopathy - For Pain, Injury & Performance
Frankston osteopathy team have a keen eye for pain, injury and dysfunction to help you learn how to correct the mechanics which may have led to pain in the first place. We have experience on the sporting field and enjoy working with all sports injuries. Our Frankston Osteopaths can help you with a rehabilitation plan to get you back on the
field as soon as possible.
We understand the complexities of chronic pain and the burden pain can have on your life. YouMove near Frankston is customer-focused and dedicated to helping you reach your goals and with over ten years’ experience you can be confident we will give the right advice and the results focused approach.
Osteopath Clinic Frankston
YouMove Osteopathy is proud to offer osteopathy services near Frankston. Our team have worked as osteopaths for many years, and our desire to be by the water has brought us to the wonderful city of Frankston. We will work with you to find a suitable solution to your pain, with one-on-one osteopathy sessions and a home-based exercise plan.
We are happy to answer any questions you have and discuss your individual needs. If you’re searching for a tailored osteopathic treatment plan to help with your your condition, contact YouMove Osteopathy or book an appointment online.