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The Role of Osteopathy in Comprehensive Health Care at Matrix Health & Performance, Ivanhoe

Located in East Ivanhoe, Matrix Health & Performance has become a community staple in providing holistic health solutions for a myriad of physical conditions. Our most acclaimed service is our effective and patient-centred osteopathic treatment.


Our goal? Not just to treat, but to transform.


What is Osteopathy?


Osteopathy is a manual healthcare approach that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue, and internal organs work together as a holistic unit.


At Matrix Health & Performance, we've designed our osteopathic treatment to go beyond simply targeting symptoms. We take into account your entire health picture, which means addressing the cause of the pain and helping our patients understand how to maintain optimal health.


Osteopathy and Remedial Massage in Ivanhoe


Remedial massage complements osteopathic treatment by relieving muscle tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation. Combined, osteopathy and remedial massage offer a powerful tool for managing conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain.


At Matrix Health & Performance, our structural and direct approach uses a lot of remedial massage techniques as we find them to be very effective in achieving the best outcomes for our patients.


Osteopathy and Myotherapy in Ivanhoe


Myotherapy is a specialised form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement. Combining osteopathy and myotherapy in Ivanhoe offers a comprehensive approach to pain relief and functional improvement.


Similarly to remedial massage, our osteopaths use a lot of techniques that overlap with traditional myotherapy techniques. These include soft tissue massage, dry needling and cupping. We won't always use these therapies as part of our osteopathic approach, but we often do.


Osteopathy and Clinical Pilates in Ivanhoe


Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Osteopathy and Pilates work wonderfully together as Pilates exercises can help enhance the effects of osteopathic treatment, building strength, and preventing future injuries.


At Matrix Health & Performance, we collaborate with local clinical pilates studios. Our osteopath, Dr. Nicholas Giovas, has several years experience in teaching clinical pilates at a previous osteopathic clinic, so he knows just how good it is in helping build strength and improving posture.


Your Journey with Matrix Health & Performance


At Matrix Health & Performance, our mission goes beyond just treating pain. We want to improve overall health, which encompasses understanding how various systems in the body interact with each other.


Whether you're seeking relief from persistent back pain, looking to improve your performance in sports, or needing help to manage chronic conditions, we are here to help. We invite residents of Ivanhoe, Alphington, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, and beyond to join us on this journey of health transformation.


Contact us today to learn more about how osteopathy, combined with services like remedial massage, myotherapy, and clinical Pilates, can support your path to optimal health.


Until next time


Dr. Nicholas Giovas (Osteopath)

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