Discover why your back hurts & what to do about it
Julia Tyrrell, Osteopathic Practitioner in Fremantle
Bachelor Clinical Science/Bachelor of Osteopathic Science
Registered Osteopath, AHPRA (OST0001773192)
Deep Tissue Muscle Tension Relief
Clinical Osteopathic & Injury Management Experience
Ten years of Osteopathic clinical experience in both Melbourne & Perth
- Sherbourne House Osteopathic Clinic 2006-2008 LakesHealthWise Medical Clinic 2007-2008
- WorkSafe Victoria (Injury Management & Return to Work) 2009-2010
- Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic 2012 – Current
Benefits of Osteopathic Treatment
Reveal the root cause of your back pain so that you can prevent further problems
Unravel deep tight muscles to relieve tension with targeted deep tissue massage
Experience freedom of movement in your back & neck with improved joint mobility
Feel in control with effective home exercises to manage your back pain as soon as it appears
- Strengthen KEY abdominal muscles to help support your lower back to help prevent back pain
Discover a simple sitting technique to ease a sore back while working at a computer
Julia’s approach is based on:
Releasing muscle hypertension and improving joint function
Improving spinal posture to restore vertebral joint movement
Assisting spinal discs in functioning as the shock absorbers they are
Julia focuses on deep tissue techniques and utilities joint articulation techniques to target stiff joints directly to improve range of motion.
Her approach integrates home exercises and nutritional tips for a long term preventative approach to manage musculoskeletal aches and pains.
Dr Rhonda Chen, Osteopath. Owner Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic
“Julia Tyrrell has been working with us at the Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic since 2012. She has always been very popular with patients for her efficient, professional and cheerful treatments and her extensive exploration of nutritional issues.”
Private Health Rebates May Apply
Most private health funds cover Osteopathy under ‘Extras’ cover, confirm rebate amounts with your fund.
Initial Consultation 45 mins $100
Subsequent Consultation 45 mins $95
Suite 1, 15 Parry Street
Osteopathy Frequently Asked Questions
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a type of manual therapy. Osteopaths treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.
There are key principles of Osteopathic Medicine underpin how an Osteopath approaches injury in the body. To summarise these are:
The body is a unit and is capable of self-healing. Structure and function are interrelated, and Osteopathic treatment is based on these principles.
Osteopaths use a wide range of manual techniques on the body to apply these principles and help joints and muscle injuries. Osteopathic techniques range from gentle to very firm depending on the situation.
What does an Osteopath treat?
Osteopaths treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. The most common presenting conditions that Osteopaths see are:
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Upper Shoulder (Trapezius) Pain
- Shoulder Dysfunctions & Pain
- Hip & Sciatic Pain
- Tension Headache
Osteopaths also treat the extremity joint problems including:
- Knee Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Elbow Pain eg. Tennis Elbow
- Wrist Pain
Osteopaths treat jaw pain usually related to teeth grinding and clenching.
- Jaw (TMJ) joint dysfunctions and associated muscle tension.
Osteopaths can assist in the treatment of disc bulge injuries. Depending on the severity of the disc bulge this may be done in conjunction with other specialties.
Osteopath provide hands on treatment for the above conditions and, where appropriate, provide appropriate home exercises, postural and lifestyle tips to assist in the recovery of musculoskeletal conditions.
What is the difference between Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Osteopathy?
Osteopathy, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy are all types of manual therapy. They overlap in many areas often using similar manual techniques such as stretching, joint manipulation, massage and more. These professions can all treat musculoskeletal pain and injuries. There are some differences in how these professions approach the body. Broadly:
Chiropractic is focused on the central nervous system and spine. Chiropractors use many different techniques however they are most known for their spinal manipulation techniques.
Physiotherapists have a strong rehabilitation focus, often providing home exercises to patients. They are in private practice however also work within hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Osteopaths generally are found in private practice. They use a range of techniques from gentle to firm and have a whole-body approach treating joint, muscular, lymphatic systems and more. Osteopathic sessions involve mostly hands on treatment.
Are Osteopaths doctors in Australia?
Osteopaths are not medical doctors in Australia. Osteopaths may use the honorary title of doctor (Dr) provided they clarify with the word (Osteopath) after their name. Osteopaths in Australia do not prescribe medication. Australian Osteopaths differ from American Osteopaths in regards to prescribing medication. Australian Osteopaths use a range of manual therapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal injuries. They can also recommend natural supplements to assist with healing musculoskeletal injuries.
Should one see a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist or Osteopath for sciatic pain, neck pain or a bulging disc?
The professions of Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are all allied health practitioners qualified to provide consultation for these conditions. In serious cases allied health practitioners will involve other specialties such as General Practitioners, Orthopedic surgeons, Exercise Physiologists and others on a case by case basis.
Patients with these conditions can try the different approaches these professions have. Patients can respond differently to different styles of manual therapy treatment. It’s also important that patients feel comfortable with the approach their chosen practitioner has taken.
Broadly, the approach for these conditions involves orthopedic tests and possible scans for diagnosis. Treatment plans involve hands on manual therapy techniques and progressive rehabilitation exercises for releasing muscle tension, improving joint mobility and strengthening the affected area.
What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial Osteopathy is one of the techniques that Osteopaths use. Broadly, Osteopathic techniques can be divided into ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ techniques.
Examples of direct techniques include massage, stretching, joint articulation and manipulation. Direct techniques tend to be firmer.
On the other hand, indirect techniques are more gentle. Cranial Osteopathy is an example of an indirect technique. Some Osteopaths develop particular interests in the field craniosacral therapy and focus on this technique during their treatments.
Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle technique where the practitioner often has their hands of the base of the head and also the sacrum (tail bone). The practitioner is focusing on gently balancing tension in the body. This technique is considered indirect, as it encourages the body’s own self healing mechanisms to activate.
*Note that Julia does not use the Cranial technique, and her treatment style focuses on the direct techniques mentioned above. Julia can however refer people to cranial Osteopathic practitioners in Perth that are experienced in the techniques of Cranial Osteopathy.