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Why choose us?
Where we are in Heidelberg:
113 Cape Street Heidelberg
Enhance Osteopathy is in the heart of Heidelberg, just one block behind Burgundy St, on the corner of Cape and Cartmell Streets.
Our osteopaths look after patients from neighbouring suburbs too. If you live in any of the following suburbs we may just be the osteopaths for you: Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, Templestowe, Preston, Viewbank, Thornbury, Northcote, Fairfield and further afield from the rest of Melbourne.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy was developed in America in the 1870's by Dr Andrew Taylor Still and it is now widely recognised with osteopaths working in many countries throughout the world.
Osteopathy is a manual medicine & our osteopathic practitioners at Enhance Osteopathy in Heidelberg use hands-on techniques to try to help you heal.
Osteopaths study at university for five years in courses such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and other biomedical sciences.
Overall osteopathy is based on the idea that if the body's tissues are in the right anatomical position they will be better able to heal themselves. It is a biomechanical model of health care.
Our osteopaths look at the whole body. All the strains & stresses you have experienced over a life time may contribute to your pain today. If you are not moving well and you are close to Heidelberg in the northern suburbs of Melbourne you may need our help to get better.
What can I see an osteopath for?
Being an osteopath means seeing people for a very wide range of conditions. Primarily people seek out an osteopath when they want a musculoskeletal injury or dysfunction worked out, but your average osteopath can help with much more than just a sore back or sporting injuries.
Yes we are highly skilled in treating injuries, especially spinal pain and sports therapy, however we also use treatment to give an osteopathic perspective on things like help with breathing, functional movement, long term health problems and paediactric osteopathy.
As an osteopath you learn to work on all tissues in the body, not just muscles and joints. We have techniques for your lymphatic system, your circulatory system and your organs. At our clinic in Heidelberg we also have two very experienced cranial osteopaths for all your head related injuries.
Being an osteopath means caring for the whole person and this includes taking emotions into account too. This is why you will find the osteopaths at Enhance Osteopathy in Heidelberg very considerate and compassionate at all times.
If, after reading our "what do osteopaths treat" pages you still have questions, feel free to call and ask one of our osteopaths to have a chat. I'm sure we'll be able to figure out if osteopathy can help you.