OSTEOPATHY

Osteopaths at Head Above Healthcare Hub excel at identifying structural problems in the body.  Once identified we correct them with adjustment, stretching, and various hands-on approaches. We also offer practical advice on how to prevent ongoing aggravation and future injury.

Osteopaths have a detailed understanding of human anatomy, and how that relates to movement and bodily function.  The combination of deep understanding of human anatomy and a common sense approach to treatment and management help Us deliver You excellent results.

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MYOTHERAPY

Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy which focuses on evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain due to improper biomechanical functioning involving the nerves, muscles and joints of the body. Despite popular belief, Myotherapy is not actually a form of massage therapy, however, Myotherapists may use and incorporate such techniques during your consultation if it is necessary for the treatment of your presenting condition. Myotherapists take into account all aspects of health and wellness to treat patients – this includes not only physical but psychological and occupational aspects of the individual.

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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

We are excited to welcome Our new Team Member Mr Devon Kitts.  Extraordinary Exercise Physiology at Head Above Healthcare Hub Commencing July 24th 2020.

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POSTURAL NEUROLOGY

Postural Neurology understands posture from the deepest mechanisms that control it.  A highly effective treatment plan can be created by observing the brain and key components of the nervous system.  By testing integration of the brain and the systems that it controls Our upright postural design can be recovered and maintained.

Postural Neurology allows Your osteopath to create a standardised and comprehensive assessment of your posture and the systems that control it with a Brain Based Postural Assessment. And then implement correction with interventions to improve alignment (hands-on osteopathic treatment), and home balance and co-ordination with Brain Based Postural Correction.

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PHYSICAL CONDITION FOR REHABILITATION

Exercise Rehabilitation is fundamental to the process of a comprehensive treatment and management program and represents a high standard of practice, ensuring you achieve your treatment goals and maintain hard-won improvements.

By achieving these fundamentals of movement, we will eliminate many movement patterns that are not initiated from your core, relieve stress on joints (particularly your spine), and restore restriction from all joints. Restricted joints are often the result of The Body’s mechanisms of self-preservation, and represent a ‘Lock Down’ response to protect what it deems as an unstable vulnerable joint. Ultimately this leads to discomfort, pain and in the long-term disability with the early onset of degenerative joint disease and arthritis.

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PROKINETICS THERAPEUTIC INSOLES

Prokinetic InSoles are one the most unique offerings available at Head Above Healthcare Hub. This product is one of the only ‘Intelligent’ insole on the market. They stimulate the natural proprioceptive functions of the foot engaging the potent sensory system embedded in the foot.  In fact the foot can be viewed as a sensory organ in its own right.  When sensory awareness is correctly functioning the body is better able to support the normal balance and co-ordination of the entire body.  When the foot does not complete its duty to provide information to the rest of the body, poor posture and suboptimal movement prevails.

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SPINAL ORTHOTICS

Spinal Orthotics may be a treasured companion for the individual who understands that maintaining optimum posture is an essential, even imperative, part to their health and wellbeing regime. For those exhibiting observable postural changes, it is not an unreasonable proposition to suggest that spinal orthotics are a practical intervention. The idea of an ‘ideal postural design’ is partly based on an evidence based concept known as The Harrison Spinal Model. This model looks at the geometry of the spine across large populations and seeking to establish normative measures relating to the orientation and angulation of elements of the spine. There are weaknesses and potential pitfalls to this study, however there is also a compelling argument that cracks wide open a need for further enquiry and study in this discrete, yet foundational field.

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ERGONOMICS

With our ergonomic programs you will discover how to transform from a ‘Mindless Sedentary Individual” into ‘High Performing Occupational Athlete’. The term ‘Athlete’ may seem far-fetched but the truth is that we all require a high degree of ‘Postural Fitness’ to perform in a sustainable way at everyday tasks. High Performance needs to be the ultimate result of any ergonomics performance it makes no sense to settle for less. In obtaining our best we must consider physical posture, functional movement, psychological human factors, and indicators of optimal brain function and neural capacity at work.

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LIFESTYLE ADVICE

Lifestyle advice at Head Above Healthcare Hub is more than receiving advice to eat better, exercise more, and get more sleep. When you encounter your practitioner for the first time you will undergo a detailed case history.   This involves understanding your overall well-being (energy level, sleep quality, stress level and coping mechanisms).  Your body systems (cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory etc.).  Family history, and past medical history (trauma, surgery, illnesses). Understanding the goals You wish to achieve from treatment is important.  By also understanding what makes You tick that importance makes more sense and can fast track the process.

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NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTATION

Your nutrition is a cornerstone of your health and wellbeing; in many regards it is the foundation. Although we are not qualified dieticians or nutritionists we will seek to understand the baseline of your nutritional status to make recommendations or to refer you for a complete workup from an appropriately qualified referral partner.

Your osteopath will make recommendations during your consultation however feel free to enquire to learn more.

Head Above Osteopathy represents the culmination of Dr Lachlan Freebairn’s life work as an osteopath and health care provider.

Lachlan began his career as an osteopath in 2008 having first entered the industry as a remedial therapist several years earlier. Work in the massage industry was originally in pursuit of a good part-time job to supplement his student career in communication studies at the University of Queensland. Unbeknown to him this was the beginning of a shift in career direction leading toward the healthcare industry. Originally the obvious higher vocational choice in this field was toward physiotherapy, however after some research and personal experience from various treatments, osteopathy presented as a more potent and well-rounded approach to assisting people with structural conditions of the body. From the moment Osteopathy appeared on the radar, many years of study, dedication, experience and practice has manifested the creation of the Head Above branding bringing osteopathic care and integrated healthcare to the general public.

Head Above Osteopathy brings a unique approach to health care by offering a cutting edge assessment of your body by utilising:

  • Osteopathic Assessment
  • Orthopaedic and Special Screening
  • Imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT, Ultrasound)
  • Postural Neurology
  • Photographic Digital Postural Assessment
  • Stabilometric Analysis

Furthermore treatment and management brings together a combination of approaches:

  • Osteopathic Manual Therapy and management
  • Exercise Rehabilitation (combining a range of modalities including Brain Based Correction, Kinetic Link Training to name just a few)
  • Spinal Orthotics
  • Prokinetic Inner Soles
  • Proprioceptive taping (Kinesio Tape or Rock Tape)

Dr Lachlan Freebairn and the Team at Head Above Osteopathy offer potent set of tools for finding the cause(s), nature, and extent of your condition, while treating and managing it with the most direct and practical means available.