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Osteopathy Clinic Narre Warren

Gravity Osteopathy – Our Services

Joint Manipulation

Welcome to Gravity Osteopathy, your trusted provider of osteopathic care, including the powerful technique known as High-Velocity Low-Amplitude (HVLA) therapy or joint manipulation. Serving Narre Warren and the surrounding communities, we're dedicated to promoting your wellness and vitality.

Unpacking the Power of Joint Manipulation/HVLA

Joint Manipulation, or HVLA, is a manual therapy technique utilised by osteopaths to improve the range of motion, alleviate pain, and restore function in joints. The technique involves a quick, controlled movement applied to a joint, often resulting in an audible 'pop' or 'crack'.

History and Creators of Joint Manipulation/HVLA

The roots of Joint Manipulation stretch back centuries, seen in various forms across diverse cultures. However, the modern technique of HVLA was systematised by the founder of osteopathy, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, in the late 19th century. His work laid the foundation for today's osteopathic manual techniques, including HVLA.

The Science and Theory Behind Joint Manipulation/HVLA

HVLA is based on the principle that restricted movement in the spine can lead to pain and reduced function. The technique aims to restore the joint's natural range of motion by applying a rapid, targeted force to the specific area. This sudden action often results in the 'popping' sound, which is the release of gas that occurs when the joint's pressure is altered. This can have a relaxation effect on the muscles surrounding the joint. But, keep in mind.

Understanding Safety and Risks in Joint Manipulation/HVLA

At Gravity Osteopathy, your safety is paramount. While Joint Manipulation/HVLA is generally safe, like any therapeutic procedure, it carries some risks. These may include temporary discomfort, mild swelling, or, in rare instances, more serious complications.

It's important to note that our osteopaths are highly trained in administering HVLA safely and effectively. We conduct thorough assessments prior to treatment, taking into account your health history and current physical condition. Some people are against the idea of using this technique, especially around the neck area. If that's the case, simply let your osteopath know.

What to Expect During a Joint Manipulation/HVLA Session

Your journey towards improved joint health begins with a detailed evaluation by our osteopath in Narre Warren. We start with a case history to find out more about the injury that's brought you into the clinic, your injury and surgical history, any medications that you may be taking and we determine some short/long term goal to work towards.

Initial Assessment and Diagnosis

Before commencing HVLA treatment, we'll conduct a comprehensive physical examination to understand your pain points and assess your joint mobility.

The Joint Manipulation/HVLA Treatment

During the treatment, our osteopath will apply precise, rapid thrusts to the identified joints. You may hear a popping sound during the process, which is a normal part of the treatment. Post-treatment, you might experience immediate relief or improved mobility.

Experience the Restorative Power of Joint Manipulation/HVLA

Joint Manipulation/HVLA is an effective technique for managing various musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and certain types of headaches.

Whether you're from Narre Warren, Berwick, Cranbourne, Hallam, Hampton Park, Clyde, or Clyde North, our dedicated team at Gravity Osteopathy is ready to support your journey towards improved health and wellbeing. Reach out today to schedule your HVLA session, and experience the transformation that this technique can provide.

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