APPOINTMENTS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, FREE ACCESS TO EXERCISE PROGRAMS
All Allied Health (Osteo/Physio/Chiro) practitioners have been mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to postpone the provision of non-urgent or routine care until after September 13th 2020 (period of Stage 4 lockdown). This means that we are not allowed to see non-urgent cases or clients for routine treatment.
If you believe that by not having treatment for a period of six weeks, that this will cause a significant deterioration of your functional independence (i.e your ability to move, take care of yourself or others, and perform necessary activities of daily living).
If you believe that not receiving treatment is likely to cause an escalation in your healthcare needs (i.e medical treatment/review, admission to hospital, specialist clinics or presentation to the emergency department
I may be able to offer you a face to face consultation, I will just ask you to fill in a pre-screening form to make sure that you reach DHHS criteria for what is considered "urgent" care.
All face-to-face clients will be emailed a pre-screening form that they will be required to fill in prior to treatment. This form will help me to determine the urgency of care and whether it falls in the DHHS parameters. I will be sticking to the strict guidelines given to me by AHPRA and DHHS because they have been issuing fines of up to $100 000 to practitioners found to be doing the wrong thing.
I has spent many hours over the past few days developing exercise programs that you can do at home which have been uploaded to Google Drive here:
They are to be a guideline only, if doing any of the exercises at any point hurts, please stop as I do not want to be causing you more pain! Please also use your judgement with these and do not try any that feel outside of your comfort zone.
If you have any questions about the exercise programs, I am developing a telehealth option, where for $20 I will be able to go through these programs with you via video chat, and then further develop a personalised program if required
Thank you for your continued support through this time, I am hoping to be back to normal work by 14th September 2020,
Osteopathy and Holistic Health Care in Melbourne's East
Our Osteopaths focus on providing you with best-practice care. They are highly trained, with years of experience and have been choose to work at ProActive Osteopathy as it is a clinic that prides itself on professionalism, a thorough approach to healthcare and a caring nature. You will be treated with an exceptional level of care from outstanding and passionate therapists who devote their time helping people to live their lives to their fullest potential.
Our services are designed to improve a person’s health and wellbeing. Whether it’s recovery from workplace accident or sporting injury, stress reduction, pain relief, postural advice, or pre and post-natal care, we’re here to help.
Extensive training and experience ensures our practitioners can assess, diagnose and assist with a range of ailments which many people ‘just put up with’ because they didn’t know that manual therapy treatment could help.
What do most of our clients say? “I wish I had found you sooner”.
Our Amazing Team
Dr. Alex Winch
Dr. Clare Ralph
We'd love to see you.
Give us a call on (03) 8679 6525
Offering the best in osteopathy and dry needling treatments
We love everybodys body!
At ProActive Osteopathy we offer a range of services all of which can be booked through our secure online booking system. All of our practitioners have a strong foundation in solving soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
Our Osteopaths use a science and evidence-based approach develop a specifically designed, tailor made treatment plan to get you back on track and doing what you love as quickly as possible.
You can make appointments online for all of the following:
Osteopathy: Initial Consultations are 45 minutes long and you have a choice of 30 or 45 minutes for your subsequent consultations, depending on how you're feeling.
Dry Needling can be incorporated with every treatment.
Dr. Alex Winch
About ProActive Osteopathy Melbourne
ProActive Osteopathy is a partnership and a team of two dedicated Osteopaths who are here to help you with any of your aches, pains or injuries. Each of our practitioners are qualified to perform Dry Needling and each like to treat a number of different complaints, from postural pain, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain or sports injuries. See our bio's to find out more about each of them.
ProActive Osteopathy was founded in 2015 and was set up to aid the people of Malvern East, Chadstone, Ashwood, Ashburton, Mount and Glen Waverly, Oakleigh, Bentleigh and all of the suburbs in between. We even have fly-in and out clients from WA and NZ come and say 'Hi' when they are in town!
ProActive Osteopathy is the promise of a complementary healthcare service that is unique, professional, fun, outcome driven and individually tailored. We pride ourselves on giving you peace of mind that we will do whatever it takes to get you back on track. We do this by integrating your needs with our knowledge, the latest clinical research and a hands-on approach to treatment.
The diversity of our services gives us the ability to take a comprehensive, integrated and united approach to achieving your desires. Should we need, we also have a number of outstanding referral networks that can also assist us to help you get back to where you need to be.
Experienced Osteo NEAR Chadstone
A hands-on approach to healthcare that incorporates a variety of techniques including Soft Tissue Massage, Stretching, Manipulation and Mobilisation of the Joints.
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and its ability to function at its maximum ability. After five years of University training and compulsory continued education every year, our Osteopaths are able to use skilled evaluation and diagnostic training to discuss with you a reason and educate you about the cause of your pain, and create a unique, specific and tailor made treatment plan for you.
Dry Needling Therapy Malvern
An adjunct to Osteopathy and Remedial Massage, dry needling will release those stubborn knots in tight muscles to give you a relief from pain and tension in your body. Dry needling uses acupuncture-type needles to release myofascial trigger points with the focus on releasing muscular tension and pain, therefore improving joint mobility.
The similarity between these two treatment styles stops at the needles utilised. Acupuncture, as a generalisation, tends to be a more superficial style of treatment with the intention of treating energy (“Qi”) imbalances in the body. It is believed that these Qi blockages can be restored by correctly placing needles along energy channels called meridians. On the other hand, Dry needling treatment treats the neuromuscular system affecting muscle tightness, joint mobility and symptoms of pain and irritability.