Focusing on caring for Canberrans of all ages, Belconnen Osteopathy has officially opened at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.
Using many approaches such as visceral manipulation, cranial osteopathy (“craniosacral”), soft tissue techniques, spinal and joints manipulation and dry needling, the new clinic offers a range of services to suit the needs of everyone with its holistic approach.
Owner and osteopath Dr Patricia Ortiz says “it’s important to look at the whole person” when assisting with recovery – which is why her approach is not one size fits all.
“What I do is not purely a biomechanical approach, I incorporate many concepts, therefore I work very holistically. I am also very intuitive, and I combine evidence-based assessments with my intuition to understand what the best approach for each person is,” Dr Ortiz says.
Osteopathy, a type of manual medicine that emphasises the relationship between all the tissues and systems of the body and how everything is connected, can address many conditions such as muscle and joint pain, headaches, arthritis and much more. Osteopaths are AHPRA registered health care practitioners.
Dr Ortiz works with the musculoskeletal system to help with a wider range of disorders. For instance, the visceral manipulation can help not only with conditions such as constipation, IBS, digestive issues, endometriosis, and overactive bladder, but working on the ligaments and connective tissues in the abdominal cavity may also help with back pain, hip tightness, shoulder pain, and more.
“I am also very interested in childhood trauma because it affects the body … people with childhood trauma will have more probability to have some health problems and several issues.
“Osteopaths may not necessarily address mental conditions directly, but we can help indirectly by working with and through the musculoskeletal system to support the recovery of the whole person,” Dr Ortiz says.
Patients don’t need a referral to book an appointment; they can book directly on her website [www.belconnenosteopathy.com.au]. They can also get a CDM plan from their GP, which gives a Medicare rebate for five visits. For people with private health insurance, it’s possible to get a rebate claimed on the spot.
In addition, Dr Ortiz is fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.
Located inside “Being in Health” above Audika at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, the clinic is a calming space where patients can get the best care to suit their health needs.
For more information, visit belconnenosteopathy.com.au
Level 1, Unit 1, 17 Market Street, Belconnen
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