Who We Treat

Osteopathy is a suitable treatment option for people of all ages. At The Homebody Clinic our osteopath is trained in a variety of techniques and treatment styles which allows treatment to be adapted to suit the individual, but allowing the same outcome for all patients, from infants, children, pregnant woman, middle-aged patients, athletes, all the way through to the elderly. 

Treatment of Infants 

Any treatment for newborns, babies and toddlers needs to be gentle. Their largely cartilaginous bones are very flexible which means that any type of sharp manipulative treatment is inappropriate. During treatment of an infant the osteopath will use a gentle treatment style called cranial osteopathy to diagnose and release any presenting strain patterns from the baby. Using such a gentle technique aims to return your baby’s body to a balance point and allows their joints and muscles to unwind and relax naturally with ease. 

  • Trouble settling, sleeping, feeding and using their bowels 
  • If the infant has experienced a traumatic birth 
  • Molding of the baby’s head 

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What Do We Commonly See Infants For In Practice?

A baby will often communicate there is a problem by being unsettled, irritable or wakeful. Symptoms in a newborn baby to be aware of are:

  • stiffness of the neck muscles
  • favouring the head to one side
  • jaw restriction or difficulty with feeding

An osteopathic consultation with a baby or child may look a little different than treating adults. It is always a fluid style of treatment where there can be play in-between, the baby can be held and even fed during treatment and children may play with toys and read during the treatment process to allow them to best relax and feel at ease.

Osteopathy & Children

At The Homebody Clinic we have observed the following conditions respond well to osteopathic treatment: 

  • Headaches 
  • Strain from falls or accidents 
  • Back and neck pain/injuries 
  • Joint pain 
  • Scoliosis, or pain with growing 
  • Shoulder impingement/tendonitis 
  • Groin or hamstring strain 
  • Osteitis pubis 
  • Patella tracking disorder 
  • Meniscus and or ligament injuries 
  • Shin splints and stress fractures 
  • Compartment syndrome 
  • Calf strain or tear 
  • Ankle sprain 
  • Achilles tear 
  • Juvenile arthritis 
  • Sporting injuries 

As osteopaths we believe that it can be beneficial for your child to have an osteopathic assessment and treatment if they have a fall. Children have an amazing ability to ‘bounce back’ when they fall, however some trauma can be retained in the tissues and joints and show up as a strain later in life. At The Homebody Clinic we can detect these strains and through treatment improve the flexibility in the ligaments, muscles, and joints to hopefully prevent further problems from occurring. 

Treatment of Pregnant Women 

Osteopathy aims to help during pregnancy to assist the mother as her body undergoes large adaptative changes. Osteopathic treatment aims to provide gentle techniques to ease any pain or discomfort experienced during pregnancy. A tailored approach is taken to ensure the patient’s needs are addressed and maintained. Osteopaths are able to treat patients at any stage during their pregnancy, as well as post birth. Our osteopath is trained in cranial osteopathy; this treatment style can be used to create a very gentle treatment style for the mother and the unborn baby.

Pregnancy may sometimes exacerbate existing conditions as well as cause new aches and pains due to the stress on the body due to the increase in weight, ligament laxity (from a hormone called relaxin) and changes to the centre of gravity. If your body has trouble accommodating these changes, undue strain can be placed on your spine, neck, hips, shoulders and pelvic floor that can cause pain and discomfort. 

Our osteopath will help support these postural changes by identifying regions in your body that are either not moving or moving too much. We use a variety of gentle techniques to improve mobility, relieve stress in muscles, tendons and ligaments, giving your body more space to adapt throughout your pregnancy. 

Common pregnancy presentations seen at The Homebody Clinic are: 

  • Lower back pain 
  • Sciatica 
  • Sacroiliac pain 
  • Pelvic girdle and pubic symphysis pain 
  • Rib pain 
  • Shoulder and upper back pain 
  • Headaches 
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Round ligament pain 

How Can Osteopaths Help Post Birth?

Although childbirth is a natural process, it is physically demanding and can place strain and trauma on the mother’s body. The position of the pelvis and sacrum can be altered during childbirth because the ligaments of the pelvis are in such a relaxed and expansive state. This can create both local and short-term discomfort to your lower back and pelvis, as well as long-term implications as the rest of your body compensates for the imbalance. 

If you breastfeed post birth, relaxin hormone will be increased in your body which creates ligamentous laxity. This hormone can lead to an increase in strain on your joints as it removes 

some of the support they may have, and can sometimes lead to pain and discomfort as it creates implications from compensations. As an osteopath we can aim to treat these compensations and provide more support for your body, either through hands on treatment and or education on home-based exercises. 

It is common for woman to experience the following types of pain postpartum: 

  • Lower back and pelvis pain 
  • Pelvic girdle and pubic symphysis pain 
  • Mid back pain during and after breastfeeding 
  • Neck pain and headaches 
  • Wrist pain/tendonitis 
  • Compensations and desensitisation from a caesarean scar 

Osteopathic treatment post birth can help resolve any strains present, relieving pain and discomfort and helping to prevent any long-term issues. At The Homebody Clinic we love to support you, your baby and your body as a new mum. 

    osteopathy Sunshine Coast

    Who We Treat

    Osteopathy is a suitable treatment option for people of all ages. At The Homebody Clinic our osteopath is trained in a variety of techniques and treatment styles which allows treatment to be adapted to suit the individual, but allowing the same safe and effective outcome for all patients, from infants, children, pregnant woman, middle-aged patients, athletes, all the way through to the elderly.

    Treatment of Infants

    Any treatment for newborns, babies and toddlers needs to be gentle. Their largely cartilaginous bones are very flexible which means that any type of sharp manipulative treatment is inappropriate. During treatment of an infant the osteopath will use a gentle treatment style called cranial osteopathy (hyperlink to cranial osteo page) to diagnose and release any presenting strain patterns from the baby. Using such a gentle technique aims to return your baby’s body to a balance point and allows their joints and muscles to unwind and relax naturally with ease.

    – Trouble settling, sleeping, feeding and using their bowels

    – If the infant has experienced a traumatic birth

    – Molding of the baby’s head

    Osteopathy is a suitable treatment option for people of all ages. At The Homebody Clinic our osteopath is trained in a variety of techniques and treatment styles which allows treatment to be adapted to suit the individual, but allowing the same safe and effective outcome for all patients, from infants, children, pregnant woman, middle-aged patients, athletes, all the way through to the elderly.

    What do we commonly see infants for in practice?

    A baby will often communicate there is a problem by being unsettled, irritable or wakeful. Symptoms in a newborn baby to be aware of are:

    • stiffness of the neck muscles
    • favouring the head to one side
    • jaw restriction or difficulty with feeding

    An osteopathic consultation with a baby or child may look a little different than treating adults. It is always a fluid style of treatment where there can be play in-between, the baby can be held and even fed during treatment and children may play with toys and read during the treatment process to allow them to best relax and feel at ease.

    Osteopathy & Children

    At The Homebody Clinic we have observed the following conditions respond well to osteopathic treatment: 

    • Headaches 
    • Strain from falls or accidents 
    • Back and neck pain/injuries 
    • Joint pain 
    • Scoliosis, or pain with growing 
    • Shoulder impingement/tendonitis 
    • Groin or hamstring strain 
    • Osteitis pubis 
    • Patella tracking disorder 
    • Meniscus and or ligament injuries 
    • Shin splints and stress fractures 
    • Compartment syndrome 
    • Calf strain or tear 
    • Ankle sprain 
    • Achilles tear 
    • Juvenile arthritis 
    • Sporting injuries 

    As osteopaths we believe that it can be beneficial for your child to have an osteopathic assessment and treatment if they have a fall. Children have an amazing ability to ‘bounce back’ when they fall, however some trauma can be retained in the tissues and joints and show up as a strain later in life. At The Homebody Clinic we can detect these strains and through treatment improve the flexibility in the ligaments, muscles, and joints to hopefully prevent further problems from occurring. 

    Treatment of Pregnant Women 

    Osteopathy aims to help during pregnancy to assist the mother as her body undergoes large adaptative changes. Osteopathic treatment provides gentle and safe techniques to ease any pain or discomfort experienced during pregnancy. A tailored approach is taken to ensure the patient’s needs are addressed and maintained. Osteopaths are able to treat patients at any stage during their pregnancy, as well as post birth. Our osteopath is trained in cranial osteopathy (hyperlink to cranial osteopathy page) and this can be used to create a very gentle, and safe treatment style for the mother and the unborn baby. 

    Pregnancy may sometimes exacerbate existing conditions as well as cause new aches and pains due to the stress on the body due to the increase in weight, ligament laxity (from a hormone called relaxin) and changes to the centre of gravity. If your body has trouble accommodating these changes, undue strain can be placed on your spine, neck, hips, shoulders and pelvic floor that can cause pain and discomfort. 

    Our osteopath will help support these postural changes by identifying regions in your body that are either not moving or moving too much. We use a variety of gentle techniques to improve mobility, relieve stress in muscles, tendons and ligaments, giving your body more space to adapt throughout your pregnancy. 

    Common pregnancy presentations seen at The Homebody Clinic are: 

    • Lower back pain 
    • Sciatica 
    • Sacroiliac pain 
    • Pelvic girdle and pubic symphysis pain 
    • Rib pain 
    • Shoulder and upper back pain 
    • Headaches 
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
    • Round ligament pain 

    How Can Osteopaths Help Post Birth?

    Although childbirth is a natural process, it is physically demanding and can place strain and trauma on the mother’s body. The position of the pelvis and sacrum can be altered during childbirth because the ligaments of the pelvis are in such a relaxed and expansive state. This can create both local and short-term discomfort to your lower back and pelvis, as well as long-term implications as the rest of your body compensates for the imbalance. 

    If you breastfeed post birth, relaxin hormone will be increased in your body which creates ligamentous laxity. This hormone can lead to an increase in strain on your joints as it removes 

    some of the support they may have, and can sometimes lead to pain and discomfort as it creates implications from compensations. As an osteopath we can aim to treat these compensations and provide more support for your body, either through hands on treatment and or education on home-based exercises. 

    It is common for woman to experience the following types of pain postpartum: 

    • Lower back and pelvis pain 
    • Pelvic girdle and pubic symphysis pain 
    • Mid back pain during and after breastfeeding 
    • Neck pain and headaches 
    • Wrist pain/tendonitis 
    • Compensations and desensitisation from a caesarean scar 

    Osteopathic treatment post birth can help resolve any strains present, relieving pain and discomfort and helping to prevent any long-term issues. At The Homebody Clinic we love to support you, your baby and your body as a new mum.