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.