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Biodynamic Osteopathy

Like all other methods of Osteopathic treatment, Biodynamic Osteopathy works to resolve physical dysfunction anywhere within the human body; with the view to restoring a cohesive and stable foundation for healthy function.  Biodynamic Osteopathy is particularly unique because it allows NATURE itself to become the driving force behind therapeutic change, with next to no practitioner intervention.  

How is this possible?  The wholistic perception of BODY, SOUL and SPIRIT occur naturally within indigenous cultures: where listening for and following the mystery within nature itself (and beyond) is essential for survival and wellbeing.  As both a healing art and science, Biodynamic Osteopathy draws upon this same source of creative and therapeutic potential.

After 120+ years of development, this is a simplified explanation of how Biodynamic Osteopathy fits within the 3 essential principles of Osteopathic Medicine.

1. The physical BODY is a complete and integrated whole.  

2. The physical body (Structure) is related to the human SOUL (Function) via a dynamic egg-shaped “fluid body”, that surrounds and animates the physical.  Both structure and function are distorted through a history of trauma – and the process of healing then requires a re-integration of both.

3. Beyond the patient and practitioner, there is a 3rd principle that goes by a multitude of names – SPIRIT, The Health, The Seer or “The Architect” as described by Dr. Andrew Still (surgeon and the founder of Osteopathy).  With an openness and willingness to be surrendered, this 3rd principle shifts a practitioner (and patient) into a deeper state of awareness; and so creates the capacity for transmutation. Transmutation is where physical tissues within a human body turn from solid into fluid, and back to solid again.  This process allows for the gentle release and of physical, emotional and spiritual trauma held deep within - a simple and painless melting away into nothing.  Healing therefore involves finding Health within, not working through a list of problems to fix!

There is a gentle precision to the practice of Biodynamic Osteopathy, that adapts to the needs of each unique individual.  David’s own approach to Biodynamic Osteopathy and 25+ years of clinical experience have been oriented to this 3rd principle, and as such treatments are holistic in nature.  If you are experiencing an acute episode of back pain, you may find that a more structurally oriented Osteopath suits you best – since they will have a more clearly defined objective and outcome.  

Osteopathic Medicine has something to offer everyone - so you can choose which ever method suits you best.

Biodynamic Osteopathy is suited to preconception care, pregnancy, babies and family inter-generational health. Wholistic healthcare for adults. Complex trauma history. Seeking relief from painful symptoms - whether they be of a physical, emotional or spiritual origin. Preventative healthcare - preparing your body for the challenges of life. Head, jaw, neck, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic, arms and legs symptoms. Mood, stress, breathing, circulation, digestive and reproductive health etc.

"It is the objective of the doctor to find health, anyone can find disease"

~ Dr. Andrew Still (Founder of Osteopathy)

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ABOUT

​Hi, my name is David and I've been in Osteopathic practice since 1998. When expressing nature's Health and self-healing capacity, the human body combines mechanical stability with dynamic ever-changing motion. To be stable and fluid at the same time, requires significant amount of inner organisation. Each human being comes into life with a blueprint, or embryo of perfect potential - and our physical body uses this resource throughout life as a dynamic point of reference for growth, development, co-ordination and self-healing. For many people, this memory of Health gets covered over or forgotten – with ongoing stress, body rigidity and pain being the result.  This indwelling Health is at the heart of Biodynamic Osteopathy – a mystery and therapeutic resource that brings us closer to our originally intended self.

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I designed a seated posture cushion to fix my own car seat, and my own back pain.  The next 10 years was then spend refining the design.  I believe that an Osteopath designed ergonomic cushion that creates whole-body support is so desperately needed in our sedentary society, since poor seated posture is where so many health problems begin.  This Posture Friend ergonomic cushion is computer-shaped at the factory, and then hand-made by myself to suit each individual's unique body.  Posture Friend creates effortless, upright and open seats posture.  Click below for more details.

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Movement Program

 When all individual parts are in alignment, and functioning as a cohesive & integrated whole; the body is able to supply life sustaining support and nutrition to each and every part. This program (along with the Posture Friend ergonomic cushion) are designed to disrupt the unnatural effects of sitting for long periods, integrate whole-body structure & function and improve nature's own self-healing capacity.   

Healing Tree Osteopathy

Healing Tree Osteopathy

Osteopathic Medicine originated almost 150 years ago in the United States.  American Osteopathic Physicians are registered medical doctors and receive university training with internship, and the option of specialist training within Osteopathic hospitals.  Osteopath's utilise their understanding of body structure and function, and the application of manual therapy to improve the expression of health and self-healing capacity of the human body.  Australian Osteopaths have 5 years of university training, and work in private practice - and unlike their American cousins, do not prescribe drug therapy or perform surgery.  The Australian Osteopathic profession remains committed to Osteopathy's original foundations of manual medicine; of treating the human body as an integrated whole, and seeking people's greatest potential through preventative healthcare.

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NEW PATIENTS please arrive 10 minutes early for paperwork.

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​If your appointment is for your BABY, please be sure to bring either your partner, grandma or a helper along with you.  Through treating mum, one very often achieves more significant change for baby - and this works best when mum is able to deeply relax.

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To CANCEL an appointment, please select the link in your original confirmation email. Please note that at least 24 hours notice is required - a cancellation fee of $80 will apply if your appointment time cannot be filled.

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EPTPOS payment facilities are available. You will be given a receipt to claim with your health fund. This clinic does NOT offer Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plans.

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