Shipwreck Coast Osteopathy was established 2008, to provide Osteopathic treatment to Southwest Victoria.
Lee Nicholson has been practicing Osteopathy since 2002, having graduated from RMIT university.
Lee has a keen interest in treating sports injuries, back pain, headaches and can utilise a variety of musculoskeletal techniques.
In 2019, Margaret Beckman joined SCO as a part-time practitioner.
Living in Portland, Margaret works usually Wednesdays (*Currently interrupted d/t COVID and home schooling – hopes to resume Term 3 ’20)
Osteopathy is a form of “hands on” manual medicine that has been practiced in Australia for over 110 years (since 1909!)
Osteopathy is a holistic, complementary and alternative system of health care, that may be applied as treatment for relief of a specific problem, or may be practiced as preventative health care.
The foundation of Osteopathy rests on four basic principles, which are –
For more information please visit our national association – Osteopathy Australia.
Yes, we have a Healthpoint terminal that is capable of processing your Health Fund co-payment (if your "extras" includes Osteopathic treatment)
In consultation with your GP, you may be eligible for the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program.
Your GP may approve up to 5 consultations per calendar year for Osteopathic treatment, for management of a chronic (>6 week) term.
Many Osteopathic techniques can be completed with the client fully clothed.
However we do use massage, stretching and articulation as primary forms of musclo-skeletal treatment. Some of these techniques are best performed after the removal of some clothing.
This can always be discussed with your practitioner on a case by case basis, and treatment modified to suit your preferences.
Stretching, massage, joint articulation and manipulation are all forms of treatment that may be applied during treatment.
Clients may be instructed in postural advice, stretching routines and other management strategies.
A $10 discount is available for Health Care Card holders and students. Please inform your practitioner.
No, in Australia you do not need a referral from a GP to attend for an Osteopathic consultation.
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