Osteopath in Byron Bay
Pain is something many people live with on a daily basis and accept it as part of life. But with osteopathy, it can be managed or improved. When the body’s musculoskeletal system is not properly aligned it inhibits circulatory, lymphatic or nervous system function and therefore reduces the body’s ability to heal itself.
Simon Sullivan BHSc MOstMed, Cert IV Remedial Massage
Simon provides individualised holistic osteopathic treatment and care to support patients to overcome pain and restore mobility and well being. He has worked in the health industry for over 15 years and has a background in sports and remedial massage. Simon has successfully worked with top sporting teams including Queensland and New Zealand's rugby league and New South Wales cricket teams.
Simon holds a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Clinical Science from Southern Cross University and has also completed post graduate training in the osteopathic treatment and care of babies.
Restrictions in the musculoskeletal system can have far reaching effects on all other systems of the body. Simon offers a holistic integrative approach by working with the body to maintain a balance of structural and functional integrity that is essential to good health.
His special interests include acute and persistent pain, sports injuries and supporting expectant mothers.
What does an osteopathy session consist of?
Simon tailors consultations to your individual needs and provides treatment plans with current evidence and research in musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, neuroscience, pain and brain-body interactions.
Time is taken to understand all facets of your issue and investigate the underlying cause or causes. A treatment protocol can then be formulated that is personalised to the needs of your body. This can involve a variety of techniques, from the very gentle such as craniosacral and positional release to more direct massage and manipulation, all with the aim of making you feel better.
Who is osteopathy good for?
Some of the conditions that Osteopathy may assist with are:
Neck, back and shoulder pain
Peter Lockhart BHSc MOstMed
Peter Holds a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Clinical Science from Southern Cross University in Lismore. Peter has worked in a number of clinics in Coolangatta, Currumbin, Brunswick Heads and Canberra and was drawn to the Northern Rivers by the allure of a coastal lifestyle and the regions strong sense of community.
Peter was initially fascinated with osteopathy due to its dynamic approach in the resolution of musculoskeletal pain. He prides himself on offering pragmatic management strategies coupled with clear communication. Peter’s treatments focus on pain mitigation, improved functionality and the promotion of patient resilience. His style of treatment blends progressive pain academia with classic osteopathic technique.
Peter sees a wide range of presentations from injury recovery, sports performance, chronic issues and generalist management. He integrates his experience with personal training to best solidify ongoing pain relief. With a keen interest in current best practice and research he stays informed of the latest developments.
His role as an osteopath goes beyond physical treatment. Did you know that something as simple as pain education could reduce your experience of pain?
Reasons to see an Osteopath
People seek out the help of an Osteopath for musculoskeletal pain that may be associated with the following conditions;
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Sciatica and thoracic outlet syndrome
Hip, knee and foot pain
Work related injury
Post surgery and injury recovery
Pregnancy and postpartum
What’s involved in a consultation with Peter?
Osteopaths take an extensive case history and perform a thorough physical exam to ascertain the cause of your pain. This may include gross movement screen and gait analysis, orthopaedic testing and neurologic exams. Peter uses a wide range of techniques including trigger point work, dry needling, stretching, mobilisation, cranial and manipulation.
Outside of his osteopathic practice, Peter is a passionate surfer, keen basketball player and traveller.
Byron Bay Osteopathy - Consultation Fees
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