Which osteo should you see at North Canberra Osteo? By Rea Braun

MOVE BETTER WITH OSTEOPATHY

Our osteopaths treat from babies to elderly patients, so we are here to help anyone of any age, gender and occupation get moving better. We help facilitate this through hands-on treatment, take home management advice, stretch/exercise prescription, and education on your condition.

Osteopaths can help:

  • Reduce your pain
  • Improve your range of movement
  • Optimise your movement patterns
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve balance
  • Rehabilitate injuries
  • Aid prevention of pain
  • Empower you to optimise your health

Wondering which of our osteopaths best suits you?

  • Anna is a paediatric osteopath and loves helping babies move well after difficult pregnancies and births or who are having trouble feeding
  • Betsy has an interest in treating babies with feeding difficulties, fussiness, and neck tightness through craniosacral therapy; and children who mouth breathe
  • Imogen has a special interest in helping people move and breathe better and feel good in their bodies. She loves treating any pain complaint but enjoys treating jaw and SIJ pain, through hands on and movement-based management (yoga, pilates, dance and more!)
  • Rea loves to treat pregnancy, postpartum and pelvic pain, as well as breast care (during/after breast cancer, throughout breastfeeding and post-operative)
  • John enjoys treating chronic pain and nervous system conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and headaches. He enjoys treating elderly and neurodiverse people

Our osteopath Imogen additionally runs yoga classes on Thursday night (online and in person) to help our amazing patients move their best!

Book online if you want to move and feel better!  

https://north-canberra-osteopathy.cliniko.com/bookings#service

Crochet breasts for teaching techniques to patients

OSTEOPATHY FOR BREAST CANCER CARE 

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which takes a ‘whole person’ approach to reducing our patient’s pain and improving overall health. At North Canberra Osteo, that includes breast care. Our osteopath Rea Braun has a special interest in women’s health and has undergone further training in how to care for patients during and after breast cancer. 

What does a new patient appointment for breast cancer care entail? 

  • Medical history – a discussion regarding your case with specific questioning around your breast cancer and any interventions which have occurred. 
  • Informed consent – Rea will talk with you about a plan for the session and make sure you’re informed, comfortable and happy to have treatment. 
  • Physical assessment – assessing upper body movement as well as directly examining the breast. This is when hands-on work begins, assessing scars, mobility, adhesions, contraction, upper body movement, swelling and more. 
  • Treatment – improving movement in the upper body and in the breast, reducing swelling, minimising pain and pull around scars. 
  • Management – take home advice and further discussion about a management plan for future treatments. 

What sort of things can Rea help treat? 

  • Post-lumpectomy/wide excision and post-mastectomy pain 
  • Cording and armpit stiffness 
  • Capsular contraction 
  • Shoulder pain and arm movement restriction 
  • Mobility around scars 
  • Fibrosis, seroma, and induration management 
  • Oedema and lymphoedema management 

Rea works at North Canberra Osteopathy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

To book in an initial consultation with Rea to improve your breast care and recovery: Tel: 02 6249 7541 

Or book online: www.northcanberraosteopathy.com.au 

We’re located at the Hackett Shops in Canberra’s inner north. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Rea at rea@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au