Welcome to Melbourne Osteohealth
We want you to get the most out of life so whether it’s neck or back pain, headaches or a sports injury… WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
What we do
We always start with a general medical history and a thorough physical examination to get to know your body and identify the causes of your pain. We perform neurological and orthopedic tests to work out what kind of pain you’re experiencing, because not all pain is the same and different pains need different treatments.
We also do a range of functional movement tests like squats, push ups and sometimes even planks or balance tests to better understand how you’ve adapted to your pain. This style of examination allows us to play with your movement patterns to give us an idea of why you developed your injury and most importantly it identifies options for increasing your functional capacity and decreasing your pain.
We offer a range of therapies at MOH including Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Myotherapy so you’ll get a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to your recovery under one roof.
Your treatment will initially focus on pain management and what you can do to aid tissue repair and encourage recovery. In most cases, the early stages of any injury can be managed well with relative rest, gentle manual therapy and sensible movement.
Your manual treatment may involve massage, gentle joint mobilisation or manipulation and maybe even some dry needling to decrease pain and improve movement.
As soon as you can tolerate movement we’ll expand your program and get you addressing the underlying factors that contributed to your problem, like stiff joints, poor postural habits and workplace or sports ergonomics. These are often critical factors in preventing the recurrence of injury.
Once we’ve ironed out the aggravating factors in your day to day activities, we’ll get working on building a bit of muscle and maximising movement so that you’re fit enough to get back to doing the things you love.
We will help you to transition back into your previous work safely, and assist you while you return to your social, sporting and physical activities – the final and most important step of your overall recovery!
What we need you to do
Making your booking online is super quick and easy, click the green ‘Book Online’ button at the top of your screen and follow the prompts.
It will only take a minute or two and you’ll get an instant email confirmation with everything you need to know about the appointment including the date, time, location and therapist details.
It will also tell you what to bring and how to submit all of the obligatory paperwork online, ahead of time.
In order to diagnose and treat your problem our therapists will need to obtain any relevant medical history and your informed consent to treat you. This means we require you to complete a New Patient form which includes our ‘informed consent to treatment’ form.
You can download those forms right here, via the download link below and simply return them by replying to your appointment confirmation email.
If you don’t have the time or facilities you can always just arrive a little earlier to your appointment and fill them out here.
We’ll send you text and/or email reminder to make sure you don’t miss your appointment (as this may incur fees).
We are conveniently located and easy to find on the ground floor of 47 Elgin Street in the heart of Carlton. The nearest corner is Canning street; you’ll find a map and a button for directions at the foot of this page. Getting here is easy, we’re a stones throw from trams 1 and 96 and there is ample street parking for up to two hours.
- Tram 1 – Alight at Lygon street
- Tram 96 – Alight at Elgin street
We’re easily accessible to the Melbourne CBD, Fitzroy, Collingwood, North Melbourne Parkville and Clifton Hill.
Your initial consult will generally take around an hour and follow up consults are typically shorter and maybe 30 to 45 minutes.
We will map out a step by step plan to give you the best chance of achieving the best recovery possible. Following the advice of your therapist is the best way to keep on track to achieving the best possible outcomes.
We’ll help you to plan a transition back into your previous work safely, and plan a graded return to your social, sporting and physical activities – the final and most important step of your overall recovery!
Need to know more?
Check out our FAQs under the New Patient tab in the top bar menu or feel free to call us on 8370 3044, we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.