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Neck or back issues

Neck or back pain is the most common complaint seen at Inner North, but just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal to suffer pain. Come in to see how we can help you.


RSI can be very disruptive to both work and lifestyle. It can be frustrating to manage but often will respond well to a combination of rehab and

Sciatic Pain

Sciatica is a pain that stems from the sciatic nerve derived from the spinal cord. Sciatica or sciatic pain stems from the pressure on the nerve that travels down through the buttock to the back of the thigh and leg.

Pregnancy discomfort and pelvic girdle pain

Pregnancy is such a dynamic state for the body, early management of symptoms is always advised.


Headache treatment is a common request, and headaches are something we frequently help people treat and manage. At Inner North Osteopath, the most common headaches diagnosed are tension headaches or migraines.

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain has been poorly understood in the past but there is a lot that can be done to reduce symptoms and strengthen the muscular support around the hip and pelvis.

Tendinopathy / Tendon Pain Treatment

Tendons are tough, rope-like tissues made up of collagen protein that connect your bones to your muscles. Tendinopathy refers to persistent tendon pain that is related to mechanical loading.


Active management and exercise are one of the best ways to manage pain and also to improve overall health. We are passionate about helping people to understand and manage their pain

Sports Injuries

Whether you are an elite sports person or the average person who exercises to keep fit, you are at risk of injury when your joint or muscle flexibility is reduced or you have specific muscle imbalances or weaknesses.


TMJ issues are often chronic and can require a comprehensive management plan. We are excited to help get you started.


Approximately 1 in 5 people are thought to suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than 6 months and can be present in the absence of past injury or evidence of tissue damage. It is important to distinguish chronic pain from acute pain.


Myotherapy/Remedial Massage is a physical/manual treatment therapy that works with clients to address their musculoskeletal needs. Typically, massage treatment is directed at both muscular and connective tissue. A client may seek myotherapy/remedial massage


Inner North Osteopathy prides itself on a number of things: passion, dedication, and maintaining our practice standards to ensure we are using evidence-based practice. This means utilising client-centred care, including education and management advice. We aim to provide you with the tools to be in control of your pain and enjoy the life you choose.

How Does Osteopathy Assist With Certain Conditions?

Our experienced osteopaths Near Northcote can treat the patient by addressing postural and, muscle imbalances, poor work practices, and movement assymetries. A holistic approach includes education and management advice which enables you to understand, manage and be an active part of your own recovery. This will allow you to better manage pain and or/injury in the future.Osteopathy is a useful tool in the treatment of sports and spinal injuries. At Inner North Osteopathy, we provide various treatment and rehabilitation options for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

What are the benefits of osteopathic treatment near Northcote?

Our osteopaths at Inner North Osteopathy Near Northcote aim to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms. After the osteopathic treatment, you should notice a reduction in symptomatic pain and discomfort.Chronic Pain can result in a wide range of health issues including poor sleep, poor range of motion, fear/anxiety and sometimes depression. Reduction of symptoms and understanding how to manage pain is very important in regards to reducing the likehood of chronic pain occurring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers which means that no referral is necessary. If your treatment is being covered by WorkSafe, TAC or DVA, you will require a referral to ensure that your costs are covered.

We are able to treat WorkSafe, TAC, EPC and DVA patients, however you will require a referral from your GP. For TAC and WorkSafe patients we will also require your claim number and date of injury.

We are covered by private health funds via extras cover. Exact details will vary depending on the individual fund and level of cover. We do have a Hicaps machine which enables you to claim health fund payments on the spot.

For medicare rebates you must qualify for an EPC plan. You will need to discuss this with your GP, and a referral is necessary.

Yes, please bring in any X-ray, CT or MRI scan results you may have. If you have a report for these scans, make sure you bring this along as well.

During your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your medical condition changes during the course of your osteopathic treatment, you should tell your osteopath.

Your osteopath may ask about any recent X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.

Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to wear loose pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into.

Next, your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if necessary, clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises, which will help determine how best to manage your condition.

The examination may include passive and active movements, such as the osteopath lifting your arms or legs. As part of the examination, you may also be asked to bend over or stand in your underwear. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear.

As osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.

Your osteopath may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation. Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.

Your initial consultation may last up to one hour. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, examine and treat you. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take 30-40 minutes.

Generally you would expect to see some changes in your symptoms after one or two visits; however, some long-term or chronic conditions may require a longer course or more frequent treatment. If you have any concerns, your osteopath will be happy to discuss these with you.

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    Treatment Techniques Osteopaths Use


    There is a range of techniques our trained practitioners use to help ease your pain or reduce the risk of injury. These may include:



    Inner North Osteopathy prides itself on a number of things: passion, dedication, and maintaining our practice standards to ensure we are using evidence based practice. This means utilising client centered care including education and management advice. We aim to provide you with the tools to be in control of your pain and enjoy the life you choose.

    Treatment Techniques Osteopaths Use

    At Inner North Osteopathy Near Northcote , we believe in maintaining current best standards of practice to treat each individual we see. We encourage a multi-disciplinary approach for pain and often work in team care arrangements with other health care professionals to provide the best care for our patients.

    To learn more about Osteopathic treatment and how they can help you

    What is Osteopathy?

    Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, and connective tissues function as a holistic unit.

    Using musculoskeletal evaluation, diagnosis, and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify areas of dysfunction or poor movement patterns within your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues. Comprehensive treatment often also involves rehabilitation, management advice and exercise prescription.