Osteopathic Treatment

Yaksich Osteopathic Clinics

For over 50 years and thousands of patients, the Yaksich osteopathic clinic has been helping West Australians by providing healthcare pain management for back, neck and shoulder injury.  Yaksich osteopathic clinic is a leading member of The Australian Osteopathic Association, and offer allied healthcare – osteopathic medicine, rehabilitation & remedial therapy.

What does an osteopath treat?

Yaksich osteopathic can help manage a range of conditions including:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Vertigo
  • Tendonitis
  • Pregnancy-related discomfort
  • Pain in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles
  • Work-related and repetitive strain injuries
  • Sports injuries.

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a whole body, hands-on therapy that focuses on how the body works as a unit and how this links to the quality of its overall function. Each person, condition and injury is unique, so osteopathic treatments and interventions will vary from person to person. Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) scheme.

What is an osteopath and what do they do? Osteopaths are allied health professionals that offer patient-centred approaches to healthcare and functional improvement, which recognise the vital link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete minimum accredited university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

Health & osteopathy recognition

The World Health Organisation recognises the Osteopathic concept of somatic dysfunction as being scientifically proven, and the British Medical Association also recognises Osteopathy as a discrete medical discipline. In Australia, Osteopaths are statutorily registered practitioners and five year, full-time university training is available, which covers anatomy, physiology, pathology and general medical diagnosis in addition to Osteopathic technique. Osteopaths are primary care practitioners, and are trained to be able to recognise conditions which require medical referral. They are also trained to carry out standard medical examinations of the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous system.


Biomechanics and osteopathy

The study of ‘biomechanics’ – how each part of the musculoskeletal system interacts with and influences every other part – is central to osteopathy. Any joint or muscle injury must be treated as part of the whole body, since other parts of the musculoskeletal system will also be affected. For example, an ankle injury may mean that the patient limps and favours the other foot. Over time, this imbalance can lead to other injuries, such as soreness in the other ankle, knee or hip, or perhaps back pain.

We can devise a strategy of treatment that takes your whole musculoskeletal system into account. Attention is also given to other systems of the body – such as the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems – since these all play significant roles in the healing process.