What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment which works with the structure and function of the body. The maintenance of good biomechanical function, nervous system and fluid circulation is essential to good health, and problems with the framework of the body can disturb and affect any aspect of our health.


Osteopaths utilise finely tuned hands on techniques to improve the function and balance within the body. Osteopaths work to restore the structure and function of the body to a state of balance and harmony, so helping the whole person.

The ‘hands on’ techniques that Osteopaths utilise are extensive and selected specifically for the bodies need at that time. They include soft tissue therapy, deep tactile pressure, stretching, mobilisation and manipulation. At Southside Wellbeing we have a special interest in using gentle release techniques such as Cranial Osteopathy, Biodynamic Osteopathy, Functional technique and Muscle Energy Technique.

Osteopaths are highly qualified and government registered health care practitioners, all having completed 5 year double degrees. Our Osteopaths regularly undergo further professional development and post graduate study, are caring individuals that are passionate about their work and are genuinely interested in helping you maximise your health and wellbeing.

Osteopathy is defined as a holistic system of manual therapy based on the body being ultimately a single functioning system that has the ability to self correct and heal itself given the right conditions of balance and homeostasis.