Osteopathy is a hands on manual therapy originating in America over 100 years ago. Today Osteopathy is taught in tertiary institutions with graduates attaining both a Bachelor’s and Masters qualification over 5 years of training. Osteopath’s are taught to look at the body as a whole and how the parts and systems of the body integrate together in everything that we do.
Osteopaths like Physiotherapists use many hands on treatment techniques such as:
At the Injury Rehab Centre our Osteopaths are also qualified in using:
Our Osteopaths are also unique in the way they service the Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, Highett, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Heatherton suburbs as they are some of the only therapists to assess using:
Research shows that 98% of patients will not perform their rehab and home exercise program correctly, often resulting in difficulty achieving goals of decreasing pain and reducing injury. All of our Osteopaths have done further study in movement and rehabilitative training and are qualified to prescribe individualised exercise programs for you in our fully equipped rehabilitation gym.
We are at the forefront of performance testing and injury prevention in Australia. Our testing technologies have previously been confined to University biomechanics labs and elite sporting environments, now we bring them to you.
We specialise in sport specific assessments, including
Co-directors Andrew and Steve’s own unique creation the M.A.T( Movement Assessment Tool). The M.A.T is currently being used by over 400 professionals around the world and in elite sporting environment such as the AFL, EPL, ERU and on the men’s and women’s golf and tennis tours allowing it’s users to put any number on any movement.
Allows us to test and measure static strength of most muscles to gauge the capacity of your muscle to resist and generate force.
Force plates are measuring instruments that measure the ground reaction forces generated by a body standing on or moving across them and can be used to quantify balance, gait and other parameters of biomechanics. It allows us to objectively assess metrics such as; peak power output, starting strength and jump height. All of this data allows us to better manage your condition and improve patient outcomes.
Slow motion video analysis allows us to break-down any movement frame by frame to get more information about the quality or the technique of movement and obtain objective data, such as angles and speeds of movement through the kinetic chain.
All this helps us deliver on our motto at the Functional Movement Group, which is ‘if you aren’t measuring, YOU’RE GUESSING’.