Osteopathy is a system of health care that focuses on treatment of the physical body, the joints, muscles and connective tissue with ‘hands on’ techniques such as soft tissue techniques, stretching, manipulation as well as gentle ligamentous balancing and fascial techniques. A treatment will incorporate postural advice, exercise and rehabilitation prescription, as well as any diet or life style modifications.

-The osteopathic treatment incorporates that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, so the approach takes into consideration the nervous system, organ systems, emotional and mental wellbeing, the lymphatic and circulatory systems.

The first time you visit one of the team at Foundation health we go through a detailed case history to find out about your problem. We also need to ask your general medical history, health and fitness. After completing your case history we will then examine you. We generally perform a series of simple movements, reflexes and some medical tests or muscle strength tests.

Osteopaths then use palpation (a highly developed sense of touch) to detect abnormalities in muscle tone, joint mobility etc. All this information helps us to arrive at a diagnosis.

Once we have completed our case history and examination we will discuss our findings with you and let you know what we feel is causing your discomfort, whether treatment is appropriate and what we recommend.

Our Osteopaths at foundation health use their hands to investigate the underlying cause of pain and to carry out treatment using a wide variety of manipulation and soft tissue techniques. These techniques may include  soft tissue techniques, stretching, manipulation as well as gentle ligamentous balancing and fascial techniques to improve the range of movement of a joint. Gentle massage and stretching techniques are often used, particularly when treating children or elderly patients.

Your osteopath will also give you advice on what to avoid to reduce the likelihood of aggravating the injury. What to do in the way of exercise and what to do to aid recovery. We may also give advice about stress management and diet. We will also advise you whether or how often you require treatment.

The team of experienced osteopaths at foundation health have a passion for health and strongly believes in a holistic approach. All treatments are tailored to each individuals needs. Let Osteopathy Optimise your health to enjoy life on the beautiful northern rivers. Call 6681 6249 to make an appointment.


Call in and speak to Foundation Health’s experienced and passionate osteopaths, who strongly endorse a healthy, holistic approach to physical wellness and find a solution that is tailored to your individual needs. Optimise your health through Osteopathy, phone 6681 6249 today to make an appointment today.

Foundation Health have a team of qualified Osteopaths ready to treat you. Located in Ballina (in The Northern Rivers), we service clients from Lismore, Byron Bay & Mullumbimby