Osteopathy is a health care practice that focuses on the treatment of the physical body, the joints, muscles and connective tissue, applying ‘hands on’ techniques such as stretching and manipulation, soft tissue techniques and gentle ligamentous balancing and fascial techniques.

WHY WOULD YOU SEE AN OSTEOPATH?

The registered team of Osteopaths at Foundation Health (located in Ballina, in The Northern Rivers) recognises that every structure within the body is designed to move which enables optimal human function. Osteopaths take into consideration the mechanisms of breathing, circulation of blood and lymphatics, nerve function, food digestion and elimination of waste products. The specialist care of an osteopath lets the body “speak” and gains information through palpation and manual testing. Osteopathy recognises the interconnection between all parts and regions of the body. The Osteopath aims to not just treat the symptoms of the ailment but to ascertain the root of cause of the issue.  Osteopathy recognises that within every human being we possess inherent self healing and self regulating mechanisms. As an Osteopath it is our role to assist this inherent function to restore optimal vitality and health for the client.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN  YOU SEE AN OSTEOPATH?

The first time you visit one of the Osteopaths at Foundation Health (located in Ballina, in The Northern Rivers), we go through a detailed case history relating to your presenting complaint, a medical examination and discuss previous injuries / accidents and surgeries. The client interview is important to gain a comprehensive view of the issue at hand. From here the Osteopath uses their highly trained Hand through palpation to gain information about mobility of the human body. This manual diagnosis involves a physical assessment, orthopaedic and neurological examination to determine if pathology is considered. The physical assessment will aim to detect joint mobility, asymmetry of the spine, muscle tone or tenderness, muscle strength and balance all through manual palpation to help determine the root cause of the problem. The Osteopath will assess the patient symptomatology and results from the physical examination and discuss our findings with the client and let you know what we feel is causing your pain, advise whether treatment is appropriate and what we recommend you do from here.

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A typical treatment with your osteopath at Foundation Health (located in Ballina, in The Northern Rivers), will aim to decrease pain and stiffness and improve your overall function and wellbeing. The Osteopath will use a variety of hands on techniques including soft tissue techniques, manipulation, cranial techniques and gentle balancing and fascial techniques. The gentle, subtle approach of Osteopathy is particularly valuable when treating the elderly, children or acute conditions. The Osteopath will also offer postural or ergonomic advice on what to avoid to reduce the likelihood of re injury, and will include strength or stretch exercises to help aid your recovery. Osteopaths also provide lifestyle and dietary advice which contribute to your balance and health as a happy human. The Osteopaths at Foundation Health at Foundation Health (located in Ballina, in The Northern Rivers), look at the Whole picture of human functioning with a caring and comprehensive approach to health care, the treatment of an Osteopath will complement the body’s inherent healing mechanism and help you optimise your health and happiness.

” Every muscular rigidity contains the history and the meaning of its origin.”

-Wilhelm Reich

OUR FEES

INTITIAL

$90001 session
  • Gather Medical History
  • Physical movement assessment – orthopaedic, nerve and mobility testing
  • Osteopathic palpation – Evaluate range of motion of joints, muscle tenderness, Asymmetry of spine.
  • Osteopathic Treatment – Hands on techniques -tactile pressure, manipulation, stretching
  • Exercise and Lifestyle advice – ergonomic and stretch /strength programs
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STANDARD

$80001 session
  • 45-minute session
  • Follow up on previous Treatment, establish goals and detail prognosis
  • Brief Re examination and physical motion testing
  • Continue with Osteopathic palpation and treatment
  • Exercise and Lifestyle advice – ergonomic and stretch /strength program
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CONCESSIONS

$7500pp
  • 45-minute session
  • Follow up on previous Treatment, establish goals and detail prognosis
  • Brief Re examination and physical motion testing
  • Continue with Osteopathic palpation and treatment
  • Exercise and Lifestyle advice – ergonomic and stretch /strength programs
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CHILDREN (under 12)

$5500pp
  • 30 minute session
  • Follow up on previous Treatment, establish goals and detail prognosis
  • Brief Re examination and physical motion testing
  • Continue with Osteopathic palpation and treatment
  • Exercise and Lifestyle advice – ergonomic and stretch /strength programs
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OUR OSTEOPATHY TEAM

DR ANDY MCLEOD

Osteopath

B Clin Sci (Ost). M Ost Med

Provider No: 4738733J

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DR AMELIA ROCCO

Osteopath

B Clin Sci (Ost). M Ost Med

Provider No: 4488817Y

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DR JOSH CUTTER

Osteopath

B Clin Sci (Ost). M Ost Med

Provider No: 5044094F

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SAMANTHA LO GIUDICE

Osteopath

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East Ballina Shopping Centre
44 Links Avenue, East Ballina
NSW 2478

PH: 02 6681 6249

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Sun: closed

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