Sarah Os Osteopath – attended RMIT University and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
Sarah follows the philosophy of Andrew Taylor Still (AT Still) Osteopathy’s founder. Who coined the term Osteopath by combining two Greek roots: osteon- for bone and -pathos for suffering in order to communicate his hypothesis that disease and physiological dysfunction were biologically established in a disordered musculoskeletal system. He established the idea that through identification and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction practitioners could assist the management of a variety of diseases and spare patients the negative side effects of drugs.
Sarah finds satisfaction in helping people better manage their pain in order to remain active, reduce their reliance on medication and therefore gain more enjoyment from life. She treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in people of all ages adapting the treatment approach and techniques used to suit individual patient needs. She offers a patient-centred approach to healthcare focusing on the way the skeleton, joints, muscles, connective tissue, fluid flow and internal organs work together as a unit.
It is important to Sarah to not only treat the site of the pain but also endeavour to address the cause in order to provide optimal management. She enjoys helping people feel and move better to improve their activities of daily living.
Appointments with Sarah Os Osteopath will comprise medical history, presenting complaint details, examination, assessment and treatment. She uses a wide variety of approaches tailored to suit the individual patient including direct and indirect techniques to muscles, ligaments, fascia, joints and internal organs and has completed additional training in dry needling.
Sarah Os Osteopath began her studies in Chiropractic and then transferred into Osteopathy as she felt more aligned with AT Still’s philosophical approach. She found Osteopathy gave her a similar focus of biomechanics and spinal adjustment with the added benefit of addressing muscle tension, tissue tone, lymphatic drainage and their combined impact on overall heath. All body systems are inter-related and dependent upon one another for good health. She has good relationships with other manual therapists and is happy to work as part of a team in order to provide patients with the best possible health outcome.