Osteopathy

“To find health should be the object of the doctor, anyone can find disease”.

 – Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (founder of Osteopathy)

We’ll Get You Pain-Free & Moving Again In No Time!

Whether you’ve sustained an acute injury, or struggling with an chronic complaint, our goal is to get you pain-free and moving again as soon as possible!

Our fully-registered Osteopaths are highly trained and experienced in proving treatment for a wide-range of painful musculoskeletal ailments, sport and occupational injuries, along with chronic degenerative conditions. We’ve literally helped thousands of happy patients recovery from injury and get back to living life to the fullest.  

At The Health Formula, we always strive to provide the highest standard of patient care. We aim to deliver customised and comprehensive treat plans that target the root of the problem for lasting results. We believe in effective communication, education and are committed to your longterm health outcomes.

We’ve got your back…. pun intended!

What is Osteopathy?

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that influences health by treating and balancing the structural framework of the body. Treatment aims to increase the mobility of joints, relieve muscle tension, reduce pain and enhance blood flow and nerve supply to tissues, thereby facilitating your body’s innate healing mechanisms. 

At The Health Formula, our Osteopaths use a variety of hands-on techniques to address the issues at the root of your problem. This may include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, stretching, joint mobilisation and dry needling techniques. They also provide advice on posture, ergonomics, corrective exercises, along with diet and lifestyle changes to help aid your recovery and prevent reoccurrences.

Who Can Osteopathy Help?

Osteopath’s can treat more than you think! It’s not just back pain we treat, but also necks, knees, jaws, big toes… the list goes on! We regularly see patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home, or while playing sports. Osteopathy is suitable for people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.

Osteopathy can help a wide range of musculo-skeletal complaints, incuding:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica and disc injuries
  • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain
  • TMJ Disorders (jaw pain)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
  • Hip, knee and ankle injuries
  • Foot pain
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Sporting injuries
  • Postural and mobility issues
  • Work-related and repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Trapped nerves
  • Arthritic joint pain
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramps
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic pain 

What To Expect At Your Appointment

Your Story

Your first appointment is 60 minutes and begins with a detailed case history. This is where we listen to your story and review your previous medical history, helping us begin the diagnostic process.

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Assessment & Plan

We then conduct a thorough physical examination which may  include orthopaedic and neurological testing, allowing us to accurately diagnose your problem and formulate your customised treatment plan.

Treatment

Treatment is focused on providing you symptomatic relief, while at the same time addressing the root of the problem. We also include education and advice for on-going self-management. 

Rehabilitation

We'll provide you with specific stretches and exercises that you can perform at home in order to take control and fully rehabilitate your injury, ensuring you feel great and stay that way!

Meet The Team

Dr. Rick Davids – B.Ost

Co-Founder, Osteopath

Dr. Michelle Davids – M.Ost, B.Sc (Hons)

Co-Founder, Osteopath

Our Location

The Health Formula is located in Caulfield South, however, we also welcome patients from the surrounding suburbs of Caulfield, Elsternwick, Malvern East, Ormond, Bentleigh, Gardenvale, Carnegie, Brighton and Elwood.

The clinic is situated at the front of Integrate Training and has plenty of on-street parking available outside and on nearby side streets.

Clinic Address:
The Health Formula
709-711 Glenhuntley Road
Caulfield South, VIC 3162

Clinic Hours

Monday: 9.00AM – 7.00PM

Tuesday: 9.00AM – 7.00PM

Wednesday: 9.00AM – 7.00PM

Thursday: 9.00AM – 7.00PM

Friday: 9.00AM – 18.00PM 

Saturday: 9.00AM – 1.00PM 

Sunday: Closed

Appointment Fees

New Patient Appointment (60-minutes) – $110

Follow-Up Appointment (30-minutes) – $90

Extended Follow-Up Appointment (45-minutes) – $115

We accept all major Private Health funds, such as BUPA, Medibank, HCF, AHM, CBHS and NIB.

 We have a HICAPS machine at the clinic which enables on-the-spot rebates. Please ensure you bring your membership card with you! 

Osteopathy is also covered under Medicare if you are on a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan (formerly Enhanced Primary Care), which is organised by your General Practitioner. Click here for further information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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