Caroline Chee & Candice Ridgeway
At Karuna-maya Medicine Osteopathy, we strive to help you to reach good health naturally. Osteopathy is an approach to health care that tunes into the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and the interconnectedness of our bodies, minds and spirits. Osteopaths are trained in a 5 year university degree, and are registered with AHPRA and Medicare. As osteopaths, we use our hands to diagnose and treat you holistically. This body of work can include massage, joint mobilization and manipulation, stretching, or more subtle techniques like cranial technique.
Osteopathy is a gentle and respectful approach to helping you to enjoy good health.
As osteopaths are primary health care providers, you do not need a referral to see an osteopath, however you are welcome to bring one.
Most health funds will cover osteopathic treatment. Please contact your health fund for details.
Why see an Osteopath?
Osteopathy may be appropriate for people of all ages and stages of life, including babies and children; teenagers and young adults, expectant mothers, the elderly and the sick. Osteopaths are known for treating musculoskeletal pain, including, but not limited to the following:
- Headaches, migraines, Neck pain
- Back pain
- Foot and heel problems
- Shoulder , elbow and wrist injuries and pain
- Hip or knee injuries and pain
- Osteopathy may also help manage the symptoms of other conditions which are based in other systems in the body, through the hands on work – including:
- Digestive system complaints, including reflux
- Colds, and respiratory system problems
- Menstrual and reproductive system problems
- Pregnancy, pre and post natal care
For expectant mothers our osteopaths Caroline and Candice both enjoy treating you in the lead up to, and after the arrival of your precious baby. There are incredible changes occurring on a daily basis in your body during pregnancy. It is a complex balancing act, and many of us experience little hitches along the way, which an osteopath may help address. As mums themselves, our osteopaths understand the excitement and all the change that occurs in this time in life, and aim keep you in your best health for you and your baby.
What to Expect when seeing an Osteopath?
For your initial consultation, you will be asked to fill in a patient questionnaire.
Initial consultations are 45-60 minutes.
Your osteopath will take a thorough medical history and perform any tests or examination they feel necessary. Treatment is safe and gentle, and your osteopath will help you to understand what is happening in your body and what you can do to help manage it.
Our osteopaths are skilled and compassionate practitioners who bring care and compassion to all their patients.
To make an appointment please contact our friendly reception staff.