Helping you feel better, move better & stay free from pain.
Osteopathic MedicineGentle, safe and effective hands on care for neuromusculoskeletal pain and injury. We take an integrated approach to treatment, providing best-practice care for conditions ranging from back pain and tension headaches to repetitive strain and sports injuries that aims for a broader view of positive health and helping you to gain a greater sense of influence over your own recovery.
Re-Condition & ExerciseWe support you from injury recovery right through to dynamic health and high level fitness, if that’s your goal. Treatment doesn’t start or finish on the table. Good care starts with education and awareness. We’ll help you understand the problem and show you how to help speed up your recovery – from simple therapeutic exercises and self-management, right through to sports performance.Read More
Pro-Active HealthcareGood health is so much more than simply not having symptoms. So health care should be more than just relieving symptoms. It’s being able to throw yourself into an active life and the ability bounce back from everyday stressors on your own that means you’re in good health. Our goal is your overall, long-term wellness rather than selectively eliminating symptoms.
Reassurance is a frequently advocated as a component of patient care in the treatment of pain and is included in many national practice guidelines for musculoskeletal pain management. Reassurance is usually recommended on the basis of an implicit conceptualisation model that assumes that information presented to patients effectively corre… [Read More]
There are numerous approaches to hands-on treatment used by the manual therapy professions. In osteopathy, manual manipulative techniques are often broadly defined by the terms ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’. Direct technique refers to the application of external force to engage a restrictive barrier and includes mobilisation with impuls… [Read More]
Chronic Pain: The Issue is Not the Tissue!
Recover From PainExperiencing pain is normal. Living with chronic pain is not! It can be a complex problem, but there’s a way forward.
Luke Rickards, Osteopath
Luke has 16 years’ clinical experience and has been practicing as an osteopath in Bondi Junction for 5 years. He also practices at Sydney Osteopathic Medicine in the CBD. Luke has a particular interest in patient-centered approaches to osteopathic treatment, with a focus on education to help people take control of their own recovery. He enjoys helping people suffering from chronic, persistent musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain, including chronic spinal disc issues, persistent postural strain, headache and migraine, nerve injuries, and TMJ disorders. He also has significant experience with acute exercise-related joint injuries, especially in yoga practitioners, dancers, and weights/gym trainers.