At Enhance Osteopathy Heidelberg, we are particularly well known for cranial osteopathy. We have two very experienced cranial osteopaths for treatment of all your head related injuries. We offer cranial osteopathy to patients in Heidelberg and the surrounding suburbs including Bulleen, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, Eaglemont, Templestowe, Preston, Viewbank, Thornbury, Northcote, Fairfield and more.

Why Choose Cranial Osteopathy?

    Are you suffering from pain or other symptoms after a head injury?

    Are you putting up with headaches, dizziness, vertigo, or nerve pain?

    Perhaps everyone who has treated you has looked at everything except your head but you still have symptoms?

    You may even have pain elsewhere in the body that no one can resolve and a history of hitting your head.

If you are worried these symptoms are stopping you from living life to your fullest we may be able to help. Cranial Osteopaths are used to getting to the bottom of complex cases. We also understand your current condition makes you feel like you are not able to do the things you love with ease.

Our osteopaths have done post graduate courses to further their cranial osteopathy skills. We genuinely care about improving your health and often work with people with high pain levels as the techniques do not involve any heavy-handed manipulation. We are passionate about our work and use our deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology, combined with our expertise in the art of hands-on treatment, to help you achieve this state of health.

Our cranial osteopaths also know you want a supportive and inclusive environment which prides itself on discrimination free health care. That is why we go above and beyond to be inclusive and compassionate.

We want to return you to health and maintain it permanently with real solutions, not band-aid fixes or exercises that don’t work.

We will take the time to listen to your concerns and treat you individually, considering your whole body, and tailor a treatment to suit your personal goals.

So why wait?

    Here’s the journey to a pain-free body and a lifetime of doing what you love with ease:

    Step 1: Book an initial appointment with the best cranial osteopaths near me today and start your journey to better health

    Step 2: During your appointment we will take the time to get to know you and understand your health history in depth.

    Step 3: Our experienced and caring cranial osteopaths will use their hands-on techniques to help relieve your pain, restore movement, and support you on your path to a happier, healthier life.

    Book online today, and leave behind worries of never getting better. Start living your best life, supported by our wonderful local osteopaths.

Cranial Osteopathy
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Osteotherapy Heidelberg

Cranial osteopathy is a non-invasive form of osteopathic treatment developed around the subtle changes in your body’s tissues. It is the study of the cranium, central nervous system and cerebrospinal fluid and their relationship to the broader body systems.

This style of treatment is often used on babies and children as more direct manipulation is not recommended under twelve years of age. It is also used on adults, especially if they are in acute pain and cannot tolerate other, more vigorous techniques or have very chronic issues that have not resolved well. We also use cranial techniques where pre-existing medical conditions or personal preference rule out manipulative techniques such as having your back “cracked”.

There are two types of technique categories in osteopathy, direct and indirect. An example of a direct technique is when you stretch a tight muscle and try to make it move into its restricted position. Cranial osteopathy involves the opposite, indirect movement. In cranial osteopathy we take the body tissues into ease of movement, or its “happy place.” This is thought to allow better blood flow to the area and the body is better able to release the tissues.

Cranial osteopathy is applied to the head; however there are applications, known more specifically as balanced tissue tension techniques, for all parts of the body, making the name somewhat misleading. The subtle balancing of tissue tensions, which are the aim of cranial osteopathy may be used in many situations. Patients frequently consult cranial osteopaths for head trauma, chronic pain, vertigo, musculoskeletal pain and injuries and issues like headaches, migraines and back or neck pain.

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Cranial Osteopathy for Children

Yes, our cranial osteopaths treat children and babies! When treating a baby, an osteopath uses an absolute minimum of pressure with the treatment aimed at creating a healthy body alignment and relieving any musculoskeletal tensions or stresses resulting from birth or positioning in utero. Babies also tend to sleep well after cranial treatments.

To book an appointment or find out more about our services, give us a call on 03 9499 9456 or make a booking online.