Osteopaths work to relieve your pain by focusing on how you function as a whole body unit. We aim to look at the real cause of the issue and not just at the immediate symptoms. This is one reason why it is so effective at resolving long-term/chronic aches and reoccurring pains, as well as acute injuries.
Treatment includes hands-on techniques to reduce pain, a care plan that may include rehabilitative exercises and dietary advice
Joel Bell is the only DUAL qualified and registered Podiatrist and Osteopath in Australia.
This places Joel in a unique clinical niche to troubleshoot the underlying cause of your complaint, particularly if lower limb related. The ability to call upon a combination of expertise from both professions together with over 25yrs of clinical experience makes Joel a highly sought after clinical opinion with colleagues from both Osteopathy and Podiatry, often asking for advice around complex clinical cases and a total approach to how lower limb mechanics can lead to ‘up channel’ problems like lower back pain.
Furthermore his personal passion for all things sport have created a strong reputation for down to earth, evidence based and effective advice and management of many sports related complaints and injuries, especially concerning lower limb bio mechanics and function.
The ability to call upon treatment options from the spectrum of both Osteopathy and Podiatry allow for an individualized and total approach to the complex problems that lead to pain and injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
You don't need a referral from a GP unless you wish to consult an Osteopath under a Medicare GP management plan or through the Veterans Affairs Scheme.
What can I expect on my first appointment?
At the first visit, we take a thorough, relevant medical history, assess your problem and provide you with a working diagnosis and treatment.
How many appointments will I need?
The number of consultations you require will depend factors such as how long you have had a problem, your health, your age and your occupation.
What should I wear?
Please bring a pair of shorts or leggings to ensure the Osteopath can assess your posture better and allow for easier movement. Jeans and restrictive clothing may impact the treatment.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please bring in any medical scans or X-rays with you.