Osteopathy is an approach to healthcare that emphasises the link between the body’s structure and function.
Modern osteopaths in Australia undergo rigourous university training spanning 5 years, taking in subjects ranging from anatomy and physiology to psychology and nutrition, in addition to spending hundreds of hours honing their clinical diagnosis and management skills.
Primarily using hands on treatment methods to treat painful musculoskeletal problems, the value of osteopathy isn’t in any specific technique, but rather the underlying philosophy.
In practice, osteopaths are generalists – there are no specialist pathways.
In an era of increasing specialisation, osteopaths take a uniquely broad view, allowing them to draw connections where they otherwise may have been missed.
Why Should You Choose Integrative Osteopathy?
I aim to provide “Empowered health solutions” to people from all walks of life, so that they may overcome pain and achieve optimal health.
The Integrative Osteopathy philosophyis to go beyond simply the “treating the cause and not the symptoms” catch-cry of most manual therapists and address your concerns in a systematic way.
In addition to a comprehensive medical history and clinical examination, we utilise functional movement assessment to work out what your body can and can’t do.
- A comprehensive medical history
- Relevant clinical examinations
- Quantified movement screening
- Objective outcome measures
I place a massive emphasis on education – so that you are empowered and in control.
My hands on work is performed in a way that is gentle, yet effective at stimulating a response, and is quite unique, even amongst other osteopaths.
Finally, I harbour a firm belief that your health should be in your control, and endeavour to engage you as an active participant in your care, rather than a passive recipient.
My end goal is to get you back to your life, not to get you coming back for life.
Nick Efthimiou, osteopath & personal trainer
MHSc (Osteopathy), BSc (Clinical Science), Cert IV (Fitness)