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Osteopathy is a gentle, complementary therapy that looks at the whole person to address their individual condition. Osteopaths assess the
Osteopathy is a gentle, complementary therapy that looks at the whole person to address their individual condition. Osteopaths assess the mobility of problem areas, ask you questions and make a diagnosis to work out the best treatment plan for each patient.
Osteopaths treat more than you think. They focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole body unit.
People present to osteopaths for care and advice for problems such as:
Low back pain
Headaches, migraines, or vertigo
Pregnancy related pain
Infant health conditions such as plagiocephally and clicky hips
Work related injuries
Repetitive strain injuries
Concerns with posture
Dr Michelle Chan (BAppSci.Osteo, M.Osteo, GradCert.Paed) is an Australian registered Osteopath with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Osteopathy Australia (OA). She completed a bachelor of applied science (2002) and Master of osteopathy degree (2004) at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur. Michelle has also completed post graduate studies in infant and paediatric manual therapy through the Victorian University of Technology in 2013.
Michelle is the owner of Port Stephens Osteopathic Clinic, Salamander Bay, which was established in 2006. Currently there are 2 Osteopaths practicing at the clinic. Before establishing in Salamander Bay, Michelle practiced in Orange and Dubbo in private practice for 2 years.
Michelle uses hands on treatment techniques such as soft and deep tissue techniques, gentle joint and fluid mobilisation and stretching techniques. She will also prescribes lifestyle and ergonomic advice to help promote optimal health and recovery.
Michelle has travelled extensively overseas, also involving voluntary work in Nepal and Sri Lanka. She has aspirations to one day be involved in voluntary work in remote Australian communities.
Michelle is currently preparing to further her studies in another Masters program in Public health as a recipient of a scholarship funded by the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Health (SARRAH) organisation. Her studies will commence in 2016 at the University of Newcastle.