Medical Musings, Health Hypotheses & Therapeutic Thoughts
Being a friendly neighbourhood osteopath is not an exclusive thing. It doesn’t mean being THE Coburg Osteo or THE Brunswick Osteo (pretty sure those are trademarked business names anyway!).
It does mean building a close relationship with local clubs, doctors, and specialists. Local club members, such as North Brunswick Football Club, get a ten percent discount. Working closely with other local healthcare professionals helps us ensure you are getting the best care possible.
It does mean having a new patient say “There are three people on my street who come to you”, or to have heard about you through several separate avenues. It means a great deal that we make enough of a difference to peoples’ lives for them to want to share it.
Similarly, it does mean seeing whole families; partners, children, parents, cousins and the like.
When the people in your immediate circles are educated in the nature of pain, injury, and recovery, your support network become much more effective. You can help encourage each other with your exercises and management strategies, sympathise with each other over the rocks and shoals we sometimes hit as we navigate life’s unpredictable waters.
Being a local clinic means helping to build the health and resilience of an entire community.
Some businesses sit on their location lightly. It is an address.
Others wear the landscape and the local community, and become part of the bedrock.
We have been in the area for nearly a decade now, and I hope we are becoming part of the rich tapestry of the inner north.