Conditions

Arthritis

There are a lot of different types of arthritis. The most common type is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint condition. A lot of people with osteoarthritis get told that there is nothing that can be done about their pain. This is NOT TRUE. There is nothing available in current medicine that can reverse wear-and-tear. There are however things that can be done to improve mobility and pain and long-term management of osteoarthritis. At Necessity Health, treatment for osteoarthritis involves hands-on and exercise-based approaches to help to loosen up the stiff areas, improve flexibility and strengthen the weak areas. This is a very effective and helpful way of managing osteoarthritis. The big thing is, if coming to Necessity Health keeps you moving and managing your pain, you will be less dependent on pain medication and your whole body and health will benefit from you continuing to move and do exercise. 
 

Services Available for treatment of Arthritis:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Chiropractic

  • Podiatry

  • Massage

  • Dry Needling

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

Back Pain, Scoliosis and Sciatica

Back pain is the most common muskuloskeletal presenting complaint and affects over 80% of the population at some point in their life. At Necessity Health, treatment for back pain, symptoms associated with Scoliosis or Sciatica involves a detailed assessment to determine the source of the pain, mechanism of injury and contributing factors that have lead up to the development of the pain. Osteo, chiro, massage, exercise and dry needling can all be very helpful for treatment and long-term management of back pain, Scoliosis management or Sciatica. We have hands-on treatment options, exercise-based treatment options and we have podiatrists who can help by treating structural leg length discrepancies and foot problems that can contribute to back pain. 
 

Services Available for treatment of Back Pain, Scoliosis and Sciatica:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Chiropractic

  • Massage

  • Dry Needling

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 

  • Podiatry
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.


Top tips for back care

  • Keep mobile and exercise daily

  • Be careful when lifting

  • Keep well hydrated

  • Eat sufficient protein to help repair tissue

  • Ensure you have a supportive mattress

  • During repetitive tasks or heavy labour, make sure to vary your rhythm, take regular breaks and have a stretch

  • Seek professional advice

 
 
Fatigue

Fatigue (tiredness) is a common symptom that often requires thorough investigation to find it's cause. There are so many causes of fatigue and that's why our detailed assessment and holistic treatment approach is superior to other treatment options.

We have practitioners that can look at how your body is moving, help with food and exercise planning and help manage factors like sleeping and stress. With the right food plan, movement, exercise, stress management and sleeping plan, you can become a more vibrant and energetic version of yourself. 
 

Services Available for treatment for fatigue:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Chiropractic

  • Massage

  • Dry Needling

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

 
 
Hip, Knee and Ankle Pain

Hip Pain can be experienced by anyone of any age. From growing children, to athletes to arthritis. The key thing with treating hip problems is to identify the source of the pain and address why the problem has happened in the first place. If it hurts to lay on your side, walk, stand or run, Necessity Health has answers for you.
 

Knee Pain can relate to wear and tear, trauma or other causes. At Necessity Health, we conduct a detailed assessment, looking at how you stand, walk and move. We conduct testing to rule out major injury. Treatment can involve hands-on and exercise-based management that addresses any excessive tension through the leg muscles or any biomechanical imbalances.

 

Ankle Pain can be cause by sprains, forefoot issues, poor strength and balance, wear and tear or overuse. At Necessity Health, we can conduct a detailed assessment to identify the source of the pain and treat why the problem happened in the first place. We have a range of practitioners that can treat those contributing factors. We have Osteos and massage therapists that can use hands-on techniques to loosen up the leg and ankle, tape for stability or use dry needling for hyper sensitivity.

We have exercise physiologists, osteos and personal trainers who can help strengthen and rehabilitate any injured tissue of the ankle and we have podiatrists that can prescribe orthotics and treat biomechanical foot issues. That's why we have been able to fix some major foot and ankle injuries that no-one would have expected to be able to fix.   
 

Services Available for treatment for hip, knee and ankle pain:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Chiropractic

  • Podiatry

  • Massage

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

Foot Problems

We rely so much on our feet, so if there is a problem, it becomes very obvious very quickly. Whether it be pain when you first get out of bed in the morning, pain when you run, flat feet, toenail issues of cracked heels, Necessity Health is uniquely set up to manage a range of foot problems due to our diverse range of services.
 

Available treatments for foot problems include:

 

  • Foot / Heel / Achilles pain

  • Biomechanical problems

  • Orthotics

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Cracked heels

  • Diabetes management

  • General foot care

  • Services Available for treatment for foot problems:

  • Podiatry

  • Osteopathy

  • Massage

  • Dry needling

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

 
Neck Pain, Whiplash and Headaches

Neck Pain is a very common problem. At Necessity Health, treatment for neck pain involves a detailed assessment to determine the source of the pain, mechanism of injury and contributing factors that have lead up to the development of the pain. Osteo, chiro, massage, exercise and dry needling can all be very helpful for treatment and long-term management of neck pain. We have hands-on treatment options and exercise-based treatment options that not can not only help eradicate the neck pain, but help you prevent it from happening again. 
 

Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that commonly occurs in the neck following a fall or motor vehicle accident. This can lead to tension, reduced neck range of movement, pain, headaches and in more severe cases, neurological symptoms or fracture. Our team are trained to assess and grade Whiplash Associated Disorders and manage the injury accordingly. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered an injury associated with the accident, you can receive medical treatment for that injury paid for by the insurance company of the at fault driver (even if you were at fault). At Necessity Health, we are very well equipped and experienced in managing these problems, as we offer hands-on and exercise-based treatment options. All billing is done directly to the insurance company (conditions apply).
 

Headaches are very common and can be caused by different factors. At Necessity Health, we identify the type of headache you are experiencing and treat them accordingly. Tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches (coming from the neck), TMJ (jaw) dysfunction and Migraines are the most common forms of headaches. Hands-on treatment is very effective at helping with all of these conditions. We always aim to address all the contributing factors as much as possible to enable long-term relief from headaches. 
 

Services Available for treatment of Neck pain, Whiplash and Headaches:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Chiropractic

  • Massage

  • Dry Needling

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

 
Paediatric (Kids) Osteopathy 

We have postgraduate paediatric trained and experienced Osteopaths that treat babies, children and teenagers for a range of conditions. Effective, early treatment can prevent other problems from occurring. Hands-on palpation and treatment for children is particularly helpful because they aren't as good at communicating their problems as adults are. With gentle treatment, exercises and advise for parents, we can help with a lot of problems that children can experience, such as:  
 

  • Back and neck pain 

  • Headaches

  • Growing related problems like knee (Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome) and heel pain (Sever's Disease).

  • Postural problems including curvature of the spine (Scoliosis)

  • Walking difficulties or foot pain

  • Sporting injuries

  • Plagiocephaly (head shape issues)
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy causes the body to undergo many changes. Throughout the 9 months, progressive adaptations occur to allow for the developing child. The ligaments soften, the curves of the spine change and the posture is altered. The weight of the baby causes the centre of gravity of the expectant mother to gradually move forward. This alters normal mechanical stress on the body and can cause arching in the lower back.
 

Why do pregnant women visit an osteopath?
 

  • Back and neck pain as a result of extra strain on the spine

  • To optimise the biomechanics of the pelvis in preparation for delivery

  • Nausea and heartburn as a result of tension in the diaphragm

  • Circulatory problems e.g. swelling of the legs and varicose veins as a result of increased pressure on the abdomen

  • Headaches

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Pelvic/Pubic pain
     

How does an osteopath treat a pregnant woman?
 

Stretching and joint mobilisation techniques can increase blood flow and improve flexibility of joints and muscles. Soft tissue massage can release tightness in the muscles that have to work harder due to the postural changes and increased weight. Your osteopath can also provide posture and exercise advice (including pelvic floor and core strengthening)
 

Services Available for treatment for pregnancy care:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Massage

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Shoulder pain is very common and can happen for a range of reasons. The shoulder is the most mobile and complex joint in the body and therefore fixing any shoulder problems requires a detailed examination and diagnosis as well as holistic treatment. 

Elbow and wrist problems often have a repetition or muscle fatigue component to them. Often overlooked is the fact that there are nerves that follow various paths through the elbow and wrist, and that other areas such as the neck, shoulders and upper back can have a direct link to elbow and wrist pain as well.
 

At Necessity Health, treatment for shoulder, elbow and wrist problems involves detailed assessment of the neck, back, shoulders and upper extremity. We have hands-on and exercise-based treatment options that can help to unload any areas of excess tension, mobilise any stiff areas, strengthen any weak areas and help you fix and manage the problem long-term. People often present to Necessity Health with problems in these regions and have tried lots of different treatment options with no success. Despite this, we often yield very positive results and often completely resolve the problem.

It's the detailed assessment, hands-on treatment and individually tailored exercise programs that makes Necessity Health the best treatment option for your shoulder elbow or wrist problem. 
 

Services Available for treatment for shoulder, elbow and wrist problems:
 

  • Osteopathy

  • Chiropractic

  • Massage

  • Dry needling

  • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training 
     

If you are unsure which service would suit you best, we recommend booking a FREE ASSESSMENT from one of our osteopaths, to be able to best advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

 
 
 

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