What is osteopathy?
In osteopathy, the therapist uses his hands to diagnose and treat patients. Osteopaths try to recognize and treat functional disorders in the body.
In contrast to other manual techniques, osteopathy is based on a philosophical concept that respects the individual as a whole. According to osteopathy, the musculoskeletal system, skull, spinal cord and organs are interrelated as a system and any blockages in this system can be released and the self-healing powers activated.
To understand the whole, it is important for the osteopath to have precise knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Because only in this way can he recognize connections and details that have led to illness or pain symptoms. During the treatment itself, the therapist tries to restore the body’s integrity and order and to activate its self-healing powers. Osteopathy is an independent, holistic form of medicine in which diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands. Osteopathy gets to the bottom of the causes of complaints and treats people in their entirety.
Where is osteopathy used?
In the case of disorders and pain in the musculoskeletal system , osteopathy shows good treatment results , as it takes the patient’s subjective well-being seriously and does not only rely on findings or imaging procedures ( X-ray, CT, etc.).In addition, it is not limited to the diagnosis of bony structures, soft tissues or joints, but tries to look at connections and includes, for example, organs. Another area of application are functional disorders such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus) , digestive disorders or headaches.
HOW OSTEOPATHY WORKS
Osteopathy builds on the body’s own self-healing and self-regulatory powers. Illnesses and disorders often arise when the body loses the ability to regulate itself. This is where osteopathy comes in and mobilizes the body’s self-healing powers.
Every part of the body, every organ needs sufficient freedom of movement for optimal functioning. The aim of osteopathic treatments is to release blockages and tissue tension and thus restore mobility. Osteopaths always research the causes of complaints and do not limit themselves to treating individual symptoms. So no diseases in the actual sense are treated, but their triggers, such as movement disorders.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Osteopaths in Perth gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top osteopaths Perth. To help you find the best Osteopath Perth WA located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒ Dr Florian Schulze Clark
Dr Florian Schulze graduated after 5 years full-time study from GCOM (German College of Osteopathic Medicine), a branch of College Sutherland, one of Europe’s oldest and most renowned osteopathic educational institutions. He also holds a German Heilpraktiker certificate, is a member of Osteopathy Australia and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. (AHPRA). He also holds a certificate for dry-needling.
- general Osteopath
⇒ Dr Joel Bell
Dr Joel Bell is the Senior Clinician at Active Osteopathy and PerthSportsPodiatry, practising as an Osteopath and Sports/Musculoskeletal Podiatrist – a unique combination of expertise in Western Australia.
⇒ Dr Whitney Lewis
Dr Whitney Lewis a registered osteopath, having studied a 3 year Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine) and 2 year Master of Osteopathy. She graduated from Melbourne’s RMIT University in 2013. After spending 10 years between Melbourne and Adelaide, She returned home to WA in 2019 to be closer to family and enjoy our warmer weather and beaches. At Vic Park Osteopathy, She treat clients of all ages, and particularly enjoy treating headaches, shoulders, pregnant women and hip pain. She provide hands-on treatment as well as home management and aftercare.
- Headaches, shoulder pain, pregnant women
- hip pain, postural upper back pain
- chronic lower back pain
⇒ Dr. Georgia Ellis
Dr. Georgia Ellis has been operating as a qualified osteopath since 2010, working in clinics throughout Perth and broader Western Australia. As well as owning and operating Summit Osteopathy, Georgia also runs a satellite clinic in the rural town of Wagin, in the West Australian Wheatbelt. Georgia currently sits on the board of the professional association, Osteopathy Australia and has done since 2018.
⇒ Dr Sweatal Shah
Dr Sweatal Shah received her training at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2003. Her passion lies in bringing together a wide range of techniques to devise a treatment plan that looks to helping patients achieve their health goal holistically. Her highly personalised treatments combines structural and cranial techniques together with rehabilitation, exercise and nutrition.
- women during pregnancy and their recovery after giving birth
⇒ Dr Louise Cole
Dr Louise Cole is very gentle practitioner, She mainly treat using craniosacral and biodynamic therapy, which is perfect for treating infants, children and pregnant women.
⇒ DR NADIA MERTENS
DR NADIA MERTENS After graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters in Osteopathy Nadia has accrued 11 years’ experience as an Osteopath, the past 7 of these here in Perth. Nadia finds Osteopathy extremely rewarding and wouldn’t dream of doing anything else. She loves helping people feel and move better, improving their quality of life, and assisting them to identify the causes of their complaints.
⇒ Dr Ray Power
Dr Louise Cole osteopath west perth – is a registered osteopath who finished his studies Osteopathy at Victoria University, Melbourne. He got interested in osteopathy as he discovered treatments to his physical ailments and old sporting injuries that he got in his younger age and as a farmer. Currently, he is part of West Perth Osteopath that aims to treat patients who suffer osteopathic conditions through using Biodynamic approach.
- Dry Needling Therapy, ANF Therapy
- Massage Therapy, Naturopathy
- Exercise Physiology
⇒ Dr Yvan Ducat
Dr Yvan Ducat has completed numerous post-graduate courses over the last 40 years. A particular focus has been on Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) with the completion of the 8 Phases of Biodynamics created by Dr James Jealous from the USA. This restorative approach may be applicable in the treatment of newborns through to the elderly.
- treatment of children and the correlation between OCF and Dentistry