Balanced Osteopathic Care

Balanced Osteopathic Care

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Dr Lisa Alsop BSc MHSc Osteopath

Lisa Graduated from Victoria University in 1999 with her Masters in Health science (Osteopathy) and Bachelor of Clinical Science. She has since consulted in private practice around the Eastern Suburbs.

Lisa has extensive experience treating a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions, including back, neck and shoulder pain. Lisa enjoys working with people of all ages, particularly the elderly.

Lisa has a special interest in the complex nature of chronic pain and addressing it in multiple ways, looking at lifestyle, nutrition and also emotional influences. She likes to help people understand how and why the body creates the sensation of pain and how it can be overcome.

Lisa uses exercise prescription and postural assessment to help people to improve body awareness, posture and be able to enjoy life with less pain. She aims to address the cause of pain, to prevent it becoming an ongoing problem.

She enjoys learning and regularly attends workshops and seminars. Lisa has completed workshops on biomechanics of the lower limb and various types of orthotics. Lisa also practices dry needling which assists in the treatment of stubborn tendon injuries.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog and her favourite exercise is yoga.

Call 0409 216 450 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).


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