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GET WELL WITH INTEGRATED OSTEOPATHY

Keeping You Moving


If you prefer to speak directly to the osteopath to address your individual needs, please call me on 0419 624 724. 


 

HOW WE MAY HELP

A well-established system of healthcare, osteopathy aims to optimise the structure and function of the body. By treating muscles, joints and even organs, the tissues of the body may become more aligned and find relief from the strain of imbalance.  


To help your body to function better, osteopathy also seeks to address weaknesses in the mechanics of movement, digestion and breathing so that the body can coordinate all of its working parts into a more seamless whole.

  

Issues people typically present with:


JOINTS   

Neck and back pain, sciatic pain, stiff joints.


MUSCLES:

Acute sprains, chronic injuries.


POSTURE:

Slumping, curvatures of the spine, dropped foot arches.


DIGESTION:

Bloating, constipation, irritable bowel.


BREATHING:

Shallow respiration, rib pain.


STRESS:

Tension in shoulders, abdomen, jaw and headaches.  


PREGNANCY:

Hands and feet swelling, tingling in wrists/hands.

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ABOUT ME

Dr Rob Stalbow (Osteopath) BSc (Hons) Ost. Med. DO

  

Rob qualified with Honours from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has been in practice since 1999.  He also completed a Batchelor degree in Applied Psychology, and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher.


With an emphasis on the mobility and resilience of your structure, Rob rehabilitates using a range of gentle manual techniques to help restore stable postural shapes, and efficient movement patterns. Particular interests include rehabilitating movement imbalance, digestive health and breathwork. 


  

He has lectured in and practises Visceral Osteopathy, a targeted approach that aims to optimise the position and health of the organs for vitality and peak function. Drawing from other body-mind disciplines as a way of reorganising structure and movement, Rob provides an integrated approach to clients.

  

BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine DO

BA (Hons) Applied Psychology

Alexander Technique teacher

Chi Nei Tsang practitioner 

(Applied chi kung for the organs)


Registrations:

Osteopathy Board of Australia

AHPRA

Australian Osteopathic Association

Alexander Technique Education (ATE)

 

 

OSTEOPATHIC STRATEGIES

Physiotherapy

Alignment
Manual biomechanics following principles of spinal motion and stability.
 
Movement
Coordination and control exercises that may produce efficient movement.
 
Organ Function:
Gentle treatment to address impaired organ systems.
 
Nutrition:
Food choices that might improve resilience and metabolism.
 
Breathing:
Techniques that may open and deepen the breath.
 
Inner focus:
Strategies to improve energy levels using mindfulness, practices that enhance sleep, and synchronising with your natural circadian rhythms. 
 
Prevention:
Proactive steps to maintain posture and suppleness.

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Physical Therapy Session

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CONSULTATION  

The initial consultation serves to pull together all the strands that contribute to your symptoms. We will go through the history of your complaint, and build the relevant information from your medical history, work conditions, exercise habits and nutrition. This part will last 20-30 minutes, and leaves the rest of the time for treatment, where appropriate.

   

WHAT IS TREATMENT LIKE?

Manual techniques are performed with respect for you and the state of your tissues, and are carried out in a careful, gentle and measured manner. They include: 

  

MASSAGE, STRETCH AND RELEASE

To target short, stiff muscles and connective tissue, often done with patient-initiated active movements with the aim of developing new neural pathways.

JOINT ARTICULATION AND MANIPULATION 

To improve range and quality of movement, by decompressing the joint.

GENTLE ABDOMINAL TECHNIQUES   

To the internal organs and their fascia to try to improve their position, and the fluid transfer of forces through the whole kinetic system. These techniques address deep tension and are comfortable to receive. They are particularly appropriate for shallow breathing and all digestive complaints. 

EXERCISES PRESCRIPTION  

To encourage the body to keep and strengthen the range of motion we aim to achieve during treatment. We are also seeking to support the head, neck and back in a better balance to one another to promote better stability and integration of movement. In health, the spine leads the girdles, and the girdles leads the limbs.   

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL BE NEEDED?

This will depend on your presentation. Most people report relief from pain after the first session, with a significant improvement in 3-5

sessions, but choose to continue their progress towards stability and ease in their structure over time. Longer term goals will involve:

  

  • Greater awareness of the underlying causes of your complaint.

  • Strategies to prevent recurrences.

  • Tools to continue improving your own posture, balance and physiology.

  

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

It is best to wear shorts and a singlet/gym top. At times, in order to allow the osteopath to observe and work on different areas, it may be necessary to undress to underwear. Towels or a gown will then be used to ensure your comfort and modesty are maintained.

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Contact me to find out more about my services.

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FAQS

Your Questions Answered

CAN I MAKE A CLAIM WITH MY HEALTH PROVIDER?

Yes. Rob Stalbow is covered by most private health funds Check your level of cover for details. Brellah and Cremorne have HICAPS so you need only pay the gap, and for Bondi, simply email your receipt to your provider.
 

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?

It is not a requirement to have a GP referral in order to consult with your osteopath. Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers, and you may make an appointment directly with Brellah on 9122 0888, or speak with Rob Stalbow directly on 0419 624 724. The consultation may at times necessitate being referred back to your GP if further investigation is deemed necessary. 

 

OPENING HOURS

BONDI:                     T  W:     9.15 -  3pm

CREMORNE:            M Th:    8am - 5pm
FRENCHS FOREST:    F:        8am - 5pm   

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PRICES


$145  

Initial Consultation

 Follow Up Treatment

$110