Middle Park Osteo

Are you looking for a Middle Park Osteo? Our St Kilda Beach Osteopathy clinic is close by and is only a short 5-minute drive from Middle Park. Our osteopaths are highly experienced. They provide pain relief for your musculoskeletal injuries.

Why visit our Osteos near Middle Park?

Our osteos treat your whole body system with a hands-on approach. They use various techniques to treat your musculoskeletal problems. They also treat other functional challenges of the body, too.

Osteopathy is recognised globally and is based on unique biomechanical principles, It is one of the most scientifically validated and effective complementary therapies.

Our osteopathy therapies help a wide variety of injuries. For instance, stress-causing strains from training. Your strains can be from over-loading during regular physical activity. In other words, the stress changes when increasing the strength of tissues. Particularly tissues such as muscle, bone, ligament, and tendon. Therefore, if adequate time is provided for the tissue to adapt, and recover, then there’s less stress. If inadequate time is provided then an overuse injury can develop. 

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Australian osteopaths are government registered health professionals. Our osteopaths provide highly qualified treatment. They have years of practice with 5 years of full-time university training. Therefore, we will have you back on track as quickly as possible.

Our osteopaths help people of all ages. In fact, they treat various types of conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Disc injuries & sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Postural problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy-related pain & discomfort
  • Arthritic pain & stiffness
  • Jaw pain & TMJ syndrome

We take time to assess your pain. As a result, the more we know about you, the better we can treat your ailments.

In short, we aren’t exactly “Middle Park Osteo” but we are close enough. Therefore, call us today on 03 8080 2981 and book an appointment!

St Kilda Osteopathy

Our St Kilda Osteopathy clinic is just a short walk to St Kilda beach. We’re also close to Middle Park. So why not take a stroll around the scenic water views before or after your treatment? You’ll thank yourself later.

Our osteopaths are highly experienced. They administer manual pain relief for a number of musculoskeletal injuries. So if you’re experiencing pain, get in touch with us.

Why visit our St Kilda Osteopathy clinic?

Firstly, our osteos treat the whole body system with manual remedies. We utilise various techniques to heal musculoskeletal problems and other functional irregularities of the body. Osteopathy is recognised as a global practice and based on the use of biomechanical principles. For this reason, it is one of the most scientifically validated and effective complementary therapies.

Secondly, all Australian osteopaths are government registered health professionals. They also have 5 years of full-time university training. This ensures that you receive highly qualified treatment. So you’ll have confidence knowing you’ll be back on track sooner, rather than later.

A major factor of a muscle strain can be due to exercise. This is caused by the strain of load during regular physical activity. There’s less stress if you allow adequate time for the tissue to adapt. An overuse injury can develop if you don’t rest long enough. That’s when you’ll need to come and visit us.

Osteopaths help people of all ages with conditions including:

  • Back pain
  • Disc injuries & sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Postural problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy-related pain & discomfort
  • Arthritic pain & stiffness
  • Jaw pain & TMJ syndrome

We look forward to answering any queries you may. Whether it’s regarding appointments, your specific condition or your osteopathic treatment. Please give our reception staff a call on 03 8080 2981.

In any case, book an appointment at our St Kilda Osteopathy clinic. Call us today!

Welcome, Rhyl Jenkins

We have a new member joining the SKBO/Versus team as of this week.

Rhyl Jenkins is a highly qualified Osteopath, with over 7 years of experience working in various clinical settings around the country before settling back to her home town of Melbourne.

Rhyl joins the team here bringing with her a vast level of experience in Clinical Rehabilitation, and Injury Management & Rehab, as well as Workplace Health & Ergonomics.

As such she is the perfect professional to lead our Clinical Rehab team at Versus, and providing the bridge between the treatment room and the training space!

You can read more about Rhyl here.

Rhyl is available at Versus on TUES 5pm – 8pm and SAT 9am – 12am.

Injury recovery versus rehabilitation

What differentiates injury recovery versus rehabilitation?

As Osteopaths we typically see our patients presenting with pain & dysfunction.

By this we mean, you come in all banged up, sore, and stiff, can’t move this way or that and not moving well due to pain, muscles tightness, usually inflamed and a bit injured basically.

Sure, the body is designed to heal itself and hence Recover, but does it Rehabilitate? Rehabilitation is the final step and can be forgotten as often your pain has gone.  

At the clinic, we take a history & assess how you are moving – not just the painful area but your entire body! Then determine where you are sore, and not moving well, and then work out what has happened and why! 

You often have an idea of what has happened but not always the why… The why is what drives our treatment plan so that we don’t simply focus on the symptoms you are experiencing right now but we aim to reduce the risk of this happening again. 

Eg. I hurt my lower back bending to put my shoes on this morning! Sure, this seems quite obvious, but the real question is, why this morning have you injured your back doing this ‘normal’ activity that you do every day? 

Our goal is to answer this question so we can really treat the cause of your problem and give you the best outcome so this doesn’t happen again, for ‘no reason’!!

This underlying cause may be related to other activities that have overloaded and compromised your back function – mobility and strength. Which could be anything from excessive sitting, to heavy lifting – and everything else in between! There may also be other factors such as poor trunk (core) strength or support that adds to the problem and is often related to an old injury.

These are called predisposing or underlying factors that essentially mean you are prone to these types of injuries from time to time. Injury rehabilitation addresses these underlying issues and gets you to a stronger and more stable state that will not only avoid further injury but allow you to function & perform at a higher level.

This is what we mean when we say that Rehab gets you from the treatment room to the training space, but more than that to a better level of training & performance.

We touched on old injuries often being behind these underlying factors that still cause us trouble today. And this is where Recovery & Rehab differ.

We all know somebody with a ‘bad knee’, ‘bad back’ or ‘bad shoulder’ due to an old injury that may not have been fully rehabilitated. Sure, they have recovered to a degree, but what about Rehabilitation? 

It is important to remember that these old injuries often have a compromised function and can change the way our body moves. Rehabilitation addresses this and aims to get you moving again – to your full potential!

Let’s use the example of a ‘bad knee’ due to playing footy in your 20s. You may have recovered and perhaps you stopped playing footy or decreased your activity so you hardly notice your ‘bad knee’ anymore. But you probably identify it as your ‘bad knee’ because it has compromised function or may not bend the entire way. 

So how do you manage to bend down or put your shoes on if you’re not using your knee to your full potential? Often you will favour the other side or put more pressure through your hips and lower back. Over the years this can lead to the weakening of the whole chain or mechanics and results in a bad hip, and or back some 15-20 years later – Recovery VERSUS Rehabilitation.

St Kilda Beach Osteopathy is now VERSUS

The signs are up! We hope it’s now easier to find us at 148A Barkly Street, at the end of the red brick driveway.
In case you haven’t seen us while we’ve been relocating and settling in, these are the latest pics of how & where St Kilda Beach Osteopathy has grown into our new & exciting venture called “Versus St Kilda”.

The first thing you will notice is there aren’t any signs that say, “ST KILDA BEACH OSTEOPATHY”. Apologies for that obvious ommission, but such is the nature of re-branding. However, we will still be operating from the SKBO website & booking page for now & beyond whilst we are building the new VERSUS website. In fact, you will always be able to access us & bookings from both sites in future.

The next addition you will notice upon entry is our self-check in booth as you enter the front door. Simply enter your DATE OF BIRTH to find your appointment, click to confirm and we will know you have arrived. Then all you need do is take a seat and get comfy and we’ll be with you shortly.

Thirdly, we now have a nice new reception area, and full HICAPS service is now available for you to claim your private health rebate on the spot.

And last but not least, we have much more to offer than ever before. Whilst we now comprise Treatment, Training and Recovery as you can see from our sign, we also have two new Osteopaths starting next month, one of which is a Clinical Rehab Specialist whilst the other is also a Ninja Warrior!

Yes, we are growing and developing and as such we will have some great offers & promotions to share with you from JULY.

More on those later…but first, come check out our new facility…

To introduce you to our new VERSUS facility we are offering you a COMPLIMENTARY PASS to any one of our Training or Recovery sessions.
This includes Group Strength & Conditioning Classes and our Cold Tub or Sauna sessions.

Simply pick up a COMP PASS card on your next visit & then go online as per usual and you can book any of these sessions with us. Be sure to bring your COMP card with you when you come in!

Hope to see you soon!

Training Room

This is where the training, strengthening & rehabilitation happens!

We have moved

We have moved. We are now exactly 500m or a 5 minute walk from our old premises and are located at:

148A Barkly Street, St Kilda, 3182

  • We are located at 148A Barkly Street (just 100m down from the corner of Carlisle St towards Inkerman St).
  • We are situated between St. Kilda Cycles and Petbarn, at the end of the red brick drive on the left.

We look forward to seeing you at the new premises!