The Benefits

Osteopathy can help to provide relief for painful conditions affecting any part of the body and are well trained to recognize conditions that they can’t treat and will refer immediately if further investigations or medical management may be necessary…

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Muscle Strains

  • Sciatica

  • Whiplash

  • Arthritis

  • Disc Pain

  • Postural Problems

  • Pregnancy Related Pain

  • Childhood Conditions

  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation

  • Knee and Ankle Pain

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About Me

Dr Michael Worthington (Osteopath)
Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathic studies & Human Structure and Function)
Master of Osteopathic Medicine

As an Osteopath, I believe in restoring balance to the body by using manual therapy techniques, removing physical barriers that may be slowing the body’s natural ability to heal.

I enjoy using a wide variety of techniques and approaches that are individually tailored suit the patient’s needs. I enjoy connecting with people and trying to figure out how I can best help them.

I am a big believer in using my knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, to support both local and systemic changes that will improve the patient’s capacity for self-healing. Looking at a holistic approach, to keep the patient moving forward towards relief from pain and achieving their individual health goals.

At Harmony Osteopathy I like working with all patients from children to the elderly and have found that it is very rewarding to help alleviate those who have been suffering from chronic pain.

Michael Worthington | Harmony Osteopathy

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that looks at the relationships between structure and function in the human body. By understanding that the individual structures have a specific job to do that fits into the overall health and wellbeing of the individual, the Osteopath looks to return the body to a space where it can best heal itself. When the structure of the body is altered then it will struggle to function. Similarly, when it is not functioning well, there will be structural changes to compensate. By looking at these changes the Osteopath aims to restore the tissues to their normal function by influencing their structure, and in doing so allow the body to heal itself as it was designed to do.

There are a large variety of techniques that can be used to achieve these goals, such as stretching, soft tissue, joint mobilization, fascial release, lymphatic drainage and balance ligamentous tension techniques, combined with lifestyle advice and exercise prescription. The Osteopath will negotiate this with the patient based on what their individual needs and what is best for their overall journey back to health. If at any time the patient is uncomfortable with a chosen method of treatment, then this can be discussed, and another treatment approach can be implemented which can achieve the same results with greater comfort. Call Harmony Osteopathy today.

Osteopaths are healthcare professionals who are specifically trained in diagnosing health issues

At Harmony Osteopathy we will form a working diagnosis and negotiate a course of treatment with you. This may involve further visits for manual therapy – a range of gentle hands-on techniques that focus on the neuro-musculoskeletal system, releasing tension, stretching muscles and mobilising joints. Together with exercises and advice that you can take home to help you relieve or manage your pain and maintain the best of health…

Restore your natural harmony

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Consultation

Osteopaths are healthcare professionals who are specifically trained in diagnosing health issues. At the start of your first appointment, your osteopath will ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as any symptoms you may be experiencing. This is very important as it will help them to make an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment.

Your osteopath will need to perform a physical examination to determine the tissues of your body that are causing you discomfort. Sometimes the cause of the problem may be in a different area to the pain, (For example, pain in your leg may be linked to the nerves in your lower back) so they may need to examine your whole body. They will explain what they are doing as they go along, and you can always ask to stop at any time if experiencing pain or discomfort.

What to wear

As with any healthcare appointment, it may be necessary for you to remove some clothing. This is so areas of the body causing you concern can be properly assessed. This is best done with the patient’s skin easily accessible, either with underwear, loose clothing or a patient gown. Patient comfort is of the utmost importance, so please discuss with your osteopath what you are most comfortable with.