Vibe

Osteopathy

Children's Osteopath Brisbane

Osteopathy is a gentle and holistic option to assess and treat musculoskeletal and nervous system related conditions in children.

Our Osteopath at Vibe Natural Health in Brisbane, Dr Emma Kopcikas, has a keen interest in assisting Brisbane children with gentle Osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are university trained, are qualified to diagnose musculoskeletal dysfunction and use gentle techniques, adapted to the needs of the growing bodies of children.

Common reasons why parents bring their children to see our Brisbane Osteopaths 

It is important to note that Osteopaths can only directly treat musculoskeletal conditions. Common complaints such as neck and back pain, shoulder tension, sore joints, tight muscles, and injury are an Osteopath's "bread and butter".

In some cases, Osteopathy may also have a positive effect on conditions that are not primarily musculoskeletal, but are caused by, or worsened by, tension or dysfunction in our muscles, and the way we move. While Osteopathy does not treat the conditions themselves, painful musculoskeletal symptoms related to Asthma, and some dental conditions may also be alleviated with Osteopathic care.

Headaches and migraines, for example, are often (but not always) a painful symptom of tight shoulder and neck muscles, which in turn may be compensating for dysfunctional movement in other areas of the body. Colic and poor sleep in babies can sometimes be related to muscular tension and discomfort. Something babies can't tell us about, young children can have difficulty describing, but an Osteopath is trained to recognise.

Constant, low-level pain or discomfort such as a headaches or tight leg muscles, can often leave us feeling "on-edge", and it's the same for kids. By reducing tension in the muscles and joints, Osteopathy aims to have a positive and calming effect on the nervous system. This approach may help when anxiety or restlessness becomes problematic in children (but only if muscle tension or discomfort are present) and an Osteopathic assessment will help identify potential contributing factors within the body.

If you are still unsure if Osteopathy is the right choice for your child or baby, we would be happy to arrange a free phone chat with our Osteopath on (07) 3366 7970 so you can discuss your concerns directly with a practitioner.

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What to expect from your Osteopathic consultation

Your initial consultation with our Osteopaths will involve discussing the presenting complaint followed by a detailed medical history.  After which the practitioner will perform a thorough examination to determine a diagnosis for your condition.  Treatment will then be performed. You will receive a hands on treatment and be given proactive recommendations to take home to improve your musculoskeletal health.

PRICING Emma Kopcikas:

Initial Consultation           60minutes     $150

Follow Up Consultation   30minutes     $100

 

PRICING Arie van der Merwe:

Initial Consultation           45minutes     $120

Follow Up Consultation   30minutes     $100

Meet the Osteopaths at Vibe Natural Health Brisbane

Emma Kopcikas Osteopath North BrisbaneEmma Kopcikas

"As I have spent my life surrounded by fitness, I do have a special interest in sporting injuries. From rising stars to weekend warriors, the ability to recover and keep going with your sporting and fitness goals is important to me.

I definitely have an interest in treating babies and children. I never get tired of watching how quickly they respond to treatment. I want to do whatever I can to give a child the best possible start to life whether they are new born, on the move or starting big school."

 

 

Arie van der Merwe Osteopath North BrisbaneArie van der Merwe

Dr Arie’s interest in Osteopathy was inspired by treatment of his own injuries as a young athlete. He has an extensive history working with elite athletes and assisting his clients return to their peak health and performance through Exercise Rehabilitation.

Arie enjoys seeing the positive effect Osteopathy can have on everyone from office workers, athletes, weekend warriors, those managing chronic pain and the elderly.

 

 

Our Team

We are passionate about giving you the education and tools you need to reduce your symptoms and participate in a healthy and active life.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Ph: (07) 3366 7970

210 Days Rd, Grange, North Brisbane