Osteopaths are described by some as ‘mechanics for the body’.
At Growing Bones, we understand the requirements of the athlete’s body and the importance of postural balance, muscle and joint flexibility and efficient movement patterns on athletic performance.
Athletic conditions commonly presenting to osteopaths include, but are not limited to:
General maintenance of functional flexibility and postural balance
Functional treatment for optimal performance
Rehabilitation post-injury or surgery
Specific recurrent sporting injury (hamstring strains, shoulder dislocations)
Low back pain
Muscle tightness, tension and strain
Ankle and knee pain/injury
Our osteopath, Melissa McDougall has a extensive background in fitness through her own training and professional experience as a strength and conditioning coach, sports trainer within several Australian Rules Football clubs, pilates instructor, and most recently, biodanza facilitator.
Melissa uses a combination of functional, direct and gentle balancing techniques when treating athletes. Her osteopathic approach is complemented by the prescription of functional and pilates based stretches and exercises to help athletes help themselves in between and beyond osteopathic treatment.
To find out is osteopathy is suitable for you, you are welcome to speak with our osteopath.
To enquire about our services or make an appointment, please contact us on (03) 9687 3040.