Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body.
Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
-Excerpt from Osteopathy Australia
Evidence Based Osteopathy
Dr Phillip Deam (Ost) has many years of clinical skills that he draws upon during treatment. He combines this with a thorough understanding of currently research literature not only in his field of osteopathy, but also in pain sciences and rehabilitation techniques.
Dr Phillip Deam (Ost) has also had a research paper published in the International Journal of Osteopathy: titled Clinical reasoning in osteopathy: Experiences of novice and experienced practitioners. Feel free to clic the link and have a read.
Spending much of his spare time reading and learning. He is dedicated to providing you with th emost up to date treatment possible.
Family Focused Osteopathy
A family man himself, with his lovely wife Meg, son Henry (2yrs old) and his second son due on Christmas day 2020. Dr Phil knows the benefit of having a healthy family.
There is a wealth of research that shows the dramatic effects of pain on peoples lives including:
Decrease in activities of daily living
Decreased time spent with family
Decreased time spent with friend
Increased days away from work
A family focused approach to health may be able to help combat a lot of the psychological, physiological and sociological effects of chronic pain
Realistic Treatment Plan
Far to often we see people are co;erced into treatment plans that do not reflect the the severity of the injury. This will generally result in over treatment and that does not necessarily result in a more expedient recovery.
Dr Phillip Deam (Ost) will give you all the details of your diagnosis upon your first treatment (for that complaint). Detailing prognosis (duration) of the injury as well as steps to recovery, including treatment sessions and home/gym based rehabilitation.
These guidelines are based on the patho-physiological nature of the injury and its natural healing timeline. Please be advised that environmental factors (such as work, sports, diet) can alter these timelines.