Experienced Osteopathy Clinic

Dr Ryan offers a wide range of osteopathy services to adults and children of all ages and has a special interest in providing muscular skeletal care for infants and children. With Knowledge and expertise gathered over almost 50 years in practice, he is dedicated to providing personalised treatment.

The Clinic Approach

Dr Ryan has a long history of providing osteopathic care to people of all ages. He has a special interest in the muscular skeletal care of infants and children as well as those with an inherited or acquired disability. Dr Ryan’s interest areas also include infant colic, digestive conditions, allergy conditions in children, specific health needs of children with a genetic conditions and children with acquired speech, hearing or learning difficulties.
Dr Ryan only uses ‘Soft Methods’. Osteopathy is a complementary medicine discipline. Osteopaths use a variety of manipulative techniques to assist the restorative function of the body to heal itself.
Osteopaths practice as prime contact practitioners in Australia. Prospective patients do not require a medical referral. In Australia, medical insurance funds offer ancillary cover for registered osteopaths. 
  • Pain relief
  • Improvement in joint mechanics and co-ordination
  • Restoration of motion, normal sensory input and the re-establishment of healthy reflex
  • Motor function
  • Balanced muscle tone
  • Reduction of asymmetric biomechanical stress, muscle spasm and oedema
  • Improved joint nutrition
  • Promotion of tissue healing
  • Slowing the progression of degenerative change

Dr Ryan has developed a blended technique approach to osteopathic care that is both direct and gentle. He maintains a particular interest in disabilities, including those arising from:

  • Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone diseases
  • Spinal injury cases including paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Post brain surgery conditions
  • Stroke-related conditions
Osteopathy is both a medical science and an art. It takes the holistic view that the body is designed to maintain health through the continuance of the balanced interdependence of structure and function. It originated with Andrew Taylor Still, a medical doctor who practiced in the United States in the late 19th century. It is supported by an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge. The osteopathic philosophy may be summarised as:
  • The human being is a dynamic unit of function and possesses a range of self-regulatory mechanisms that lead to self-healing
  • There is an inter-relationship between the structure and function that may be observed in every living organism
Osteopaths base their clinical approach on an examination and assessment using the above principles. They employ a number of tested techniques that have been developed to restore the structure, and therefore function, into balance.

The term ‘osteopathic lesion’ was originally used to describe a localised structural fault. In more recent years, the term ‘somatic dysfunction’ has replaced this historical term. This term is in common use among a range of body therapists and is understood by the medical profession. It has been defined as the impaired or altered function of related components of the body’s muscular-skeletal framework. It includes the skeletal system, joint and muscle structures and their related vascular, lymphatic, organ and nervous system connections.

To the osteopath, areas of somatic dysfunction are characterised by:

  • Hyper or hypo mobility
  • Positional faults
  • Pain and/or tenderness
  • Muscular tension
  • Reflex changes in skin and muscle including vasomotor and visceromotor change

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