Aligned Osteopathy

Aligned Osteopathy

Call 0412323058 for an appointment or book online.

Our Practitioner - Dr Catherine Nielsen

Catherine is an Osteopath with over 15 years’ experience treating all musculoskeletal conditions with a particular interest in treating shoulders, necks, ribs, sacroiliac joints and pelvic imbalances.

Her treatments which include the use of direct as well as indirect techniques, therapeutic ultrasound and dry needling also include the identification of risk/aggravating factors and advice on how to decrease them, and the prescription of stretching and strengthening/rehabilitative exercises which she believes are important to prevent re-injury.

Catherine has kept up to date with the latest research and courses in:

  • pregnancy and is completing a paediatric course as she enjoys working with pregnant mothers and babies.
  • NIS (Neural integration system) which uses muscle testing to test neurological pathways (between the brain and the body) to identify and correct any imbalances to allow the brain to run the body better. Please see www.neurolinkglobal.com for further information on NIS.
  • In Be Activated practitioner – a system of analysing the body’s compensatory patterns and activating incorrectly functioning muscles to do their jobs correctly. This then allows the body to function optimally. Please see www.douglasheel.com/about-be-activated/what-is-muscle-activation-2 for more information.
  • Catherine as well as being an Osteopath is a mother of two who enjoys swimming, dancing, singing, travelling and learning languages.

    Call 0412323058 for an appointment or book online.


    FAQ

    Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy which involves the treatment of the joints, muscles, ligaments and all surrounding structures and recognises the important link between the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body as a whole and how one part affects the others and how all its parts function as a holistic unit. Osteopathic treatment is based on detailed understanding of anatomy, biomechanics and reflexes of the musculoskeletal system.

    Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify and treat a wide range of dysfunction in your body, aiming to increase the quality and range of movement in the body as well as relieve pain and discomfort therefore increasing health and wellbeing. Osteopathic treatment techniques used by our Osteopaths include soft tissue work, stretching, articulation and mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues, Osteopathy in the cranial field and myofascial dry needling.

    In Australia, osteopaths are government registered healthcare practitioners who complete 5 years at university.

    Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions that require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

    Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and by Medicare's Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) and Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans. Osteopaths are registered providers for DVA patients, as well as by State workers’ compensation (work cover) schemes and motor accident insurers (TAC).


    Aligned Osteopathy - Our Team