LUKE RICKARDS, OSTEOPATH

Luke has 17 years’ clinical experience and has been practicing as an osteopath in Bondi Junction for 10 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.

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WHY OSTEOPATHY?

Osteopathic Medicine

Gentle, 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 & Exercise

Supporting 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.

Pro-Active Healthcare

Good health is a lot more than simply not having symptoms, so health care should ideally involve more than just relieving symptoms. If you’re able to throw yourself into an active life and the ability to bounce back from everyday stressors on your own  then you’re in good health. Our goal is your overall, long-term wellness rather than attempting to selectively eliminate individual symptoms.

NEED HELP WITH MUSCULO- SKELETAL PAIN?

OSTEOPATHY SERVICES IN BONDI JUNCTION & SYDNEY CBD

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OSTEOPATHIC CARE

I take an evidence-informed approach to treatment and aim to support patients beyond illness recovery through to dynamic health and high-level fitness if that’s your goal.

Treatment involves manual techniques including soft tissue stretching and massage, resisted muscle contractions, patient-inherent (instinctive) movements, nerve mobilisation,  joint articulation and manipulation, therapeutic needling (acupuncture) and shockwave therapy. The treatment is usually quite gentle and conducted with your consent and assistance. Because osteopaths look at the ‘whole’ picture of human functioning, they also use a variety of approaches which acknowledge the many factors contributing to balance and health. I may, therefore, provide advice on diet, exercise, posture, and other aspects of health behaviour. This comprehensive approach to management will help you to achieve a high level of wellness.

OSTEOPATHS HELP WITH RECOVERY FROM

  • Back & neck pain
  • Disc & joint injuries
  • Nerve problems such as sciatica
  • Headaches & migraine
  • Muscle strain & spasm
  • Postural & ergonomic issues
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Tendonitis & bursitis
  • Exercise & sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw pain & TMJ dysfunction
  • Pre and post-natal pain issues

A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PAIN HELPS CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL

BEEN EVERYWHERE, TRIED EVERYTHING,
& STILL STRUGGLING? DON’T GIVE UP!

  
Experiencing pain is normal. Living with chronic pain is not!
It can be a complex problem, but there’s a way forward.

CARE GUARANTEE

You will receive a comprehensive examination, a clear diagnosis, and a realistic recovery plan to achieve your health goals. If at any time during your care you feel that you have not received a clear explanation of your health issue and the steps required for recovery I will arrange to spend any necessary additional time discussing this with you at no further cost.

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