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Osteopathy in Sydney CBD

Jennifer Richardson graduated with a Masters of Osteopathy from UWS in 2005.  She also has a Bachelor in Human Movement Science, majoring in Exercise Science.  Jennifer spent over a decade working in the fitness industry as a Pilates instructor, personal trainer and massage therapist.  She is a member of Osteopathy Australia.

 

Jennifer uses a structural approach to her treatments.  She incorporates a variety of treatment techniques to help you with your recovery, including Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling, and Applied Release Technique (ART).  She can also prescribe and fit orthotics.  

 

Jennifer has a passion for exercise rehabilitation, and her degrees in Osteopathy and Exercise Science, as well as her fitness background give her a profound understanding of biomechanics and exercise physiology.   She incorporates exercise rehabilitation into her treatment programs in the correction of poor posture and injury prevention, with the long-term correction of mechanical dysfunction being her aim in treatment.

 

Jennifer can treat a wide range of conditions including:

 

  • Back and Neck pain

  • Sciatica and Disc injuries

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Sports Injuries

  • Repetitive strain injuries and tendonitis

  • Pain in peripheral joints including shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles

  • Core stability and postural correction

 

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of allied health care that involves hands on manual techniques to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal pain and injury.  Osteopaths treat holistically, meaning they treat the whole person, recognizing that there is an important link between the structure of the body and how it functions. Your osteopath may look at other areas of your body that may be contributing to your symptoms. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also assess and treat your ankle, hip, pelvis and lower back.

 

Osteopaths can treat any musculoskeletal injury, from neck and lower back pain, acute injuries such as an acute ankle sprain, or more chronic injuries such as shoulder pain, or postural and repetitive strain.  Osteopaths employ a wide range of treatment techniques, which can include massage, stretching, myofascial trigger point dry needling, mobilization and/or manipulation.

 

Each injury is unique so after a thorough assessment, your osteopath will work out which treatment approach is appropriate for you.

What Qualifications Do Osteopaths Have?

Osteopaths in Australia are required to complete a 5 year degree, involving a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) & a Master of Osteopathy.

 

My First Consultation – What to Bring

Your first consultation will be longer, allow an hour.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment to fill out paperwork.  Bring any scans you may have, such as X-Rays, CT or MRI scans.

Do I Need a GP Referral?

Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners, which means you can make an appointment directly, without a referral.

Are you ready?

If you would like to eliminate pain and achieve core stability, then you can book your initial consultation here using our simple online booking system.