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Osteopathy in Williamstown

What do osteopaths do?

Saida Ali, Osteopath

Dr Saida Ali, Osteopath

Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system – the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. They know how parts of your body should work together and the impact if they do not.

Osteopaths are trained to provide:

  • Musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments – they use a range of tools to identify what might be happening in the body.
  • Manual therapy –includes a range of ‘hands-on’ techniques that may give relief from musculoskeletal pain, discomfort and may help tissues in the body.
  • Clinical exercise programs – activities and movement strategies for use at home, work or in other settings. Exercise may help you return to activities you enjoy, for example after an injury or surgery.
  • Movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments.
  • Therapeutic needling techniques, like dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture.
  • Advice about your lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.

When might I see an osteopath?

People attend an osteopath when they experience long term (chronic) and short term (acute) problems, like the examples below:

  • neck or back pain
  • leg pain
  • postural issues
  • sciatica
  • weight-bearing issues
  • balancing and walking issues
  • muscular sprains and strains
  • sports injuries
  • workplace injuries
  • hip, knee or foot pain
  • shoulder or elbow pain
  • arthritis
  • scoliosis
  • osteoporosis
  • tendon problems
  • headaches and migraines

Osteopaths and their place in Australia’s health landscape

Osteopaths are government registered, university qualified allied health professionals.

As primary healthcare practitioners, you may make an appointment without a referral. However, under certain schemes/rebates you need a referral.

Practitioner

Dr Saida Ali – Osteopath

I am very excited to be part of the team at Williamstown Health Group. I graduated from RMIT university and attained a Bachelor in Health science and applied science (Osteopathy).

During my training I have gained a certification from Sports Medicine Australia’s (SMA) as a sports trainer and worked with our very own local VFL team Williamstown seagulls. I provided hands on assistance alongside other health care professionals in managing both acute and chronic injuries. I also trained to practice dry needling and myofascial cupping. I utilize these beneficial techniques in conjunction with osteopathy treatment to further provide pain relief.

I also had the incredible opportunity to be involved in managing and treating age related musculoskeletal conditions as well as mobility assessment and education to residents at aged care facilities. Working for Empower Healthcare Australia at facilities across Moonee ponds and Footscray contributing to the wellness and quality of life of elderly Australians.

I’m really passionate about health and wellbeing as well as assisting others with meeting their health goals and living an active pain free lifestyle. I look forward to being involved in meeting your healthcare needs.

Please call 0431 712 880 for appointments or book online at:
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Saida will be consulting from WCHG on Mondays and Saturdays.


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