Suffering from Postural Strain? Our Osteopaths can Help.
Postural strain is a massive cause of injuries that present to Sports & Spinal Albury Wodonga. Why I hear you ask? Modern day society has us spending many hours in the same posture with little variation in this posture. Sitting is commonly the culprit, mainly due to our dependence on computers, vehicles and TV’s. You see the human body was designed to move….and move a lot….in various different ways. But all too often this is not what happens.
Postural strain often begins as stiffness, before slowly progressing to a more distinct pain that is often present when adopting the position that caused the strain in the first place. The strain can range from being a little annoying to completely debilitating.
Common presenting complaints as a result of postural strain that we see here at Sports & Spinal Albury are:
- Neck pain & stiffness
- Back pain & stiffness
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain
- Referred pain/sciatica
Osteopaths are trained to look at the body holistically and thus looking at all these other contributing areas is something that comes naturally to us. Treatment will aim to not only improve the function of the strained area but also addressing the other areas that may be increasing the strain on these areas. We believe that treating the problem AND it’s underlying cause is the best way to restore healthy joint function.
What to expect in your consult?
Your initial consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant past history, including previous injuries and medical history, followed by a physical exam to determine not only the diagnosis but also find the root cause of your problem. This will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be formulated to accommodate your needs.
The treatment itself will vary from individual to individual, but will often include a combination of hands on therapies, dry needling, taping, advice, exercise prescription as well as other options.
Osteopaths are covered by most Private Health insurance schemes. To be sure you are covered please consult your insurance policy. We have HICAPs facilities available for those with Private Health so you can automatically claim your treatment and only have to pay the gap.
No referral is necessary to come to our clinic.
Osteopaths like to be thorough and hence our consults tend to take half an hour on average.
It is advised that you arrive between 5 and 10 minutes prior to your initial consult as you are required to fill out a new patient and informed consent forms before treatment can commence.