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When Should I See An Osteopath?

Osteopathy can assist you with treating a number of common ailments and concerns to help in restoring physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Our team of highly-trained and experienced Osteopaths focus on the joints, muscles, and spine to treat many issues for all ages.

Dr Baldock with paediatric patientBabies, Children & Teens

Our professional Osteopaths treat babies, children and teens for a wide range of conditions. Not only do they understand the stresses experienced by their bodies as they grow and develop from birth, but they can also provide advice and insight on nutrition, health and well-being, posture, exercise, and more. Just some of the conditions osteopathy may treat in younger patients include:

  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Tongue and Lip Ties
  • Childhood falls
  • Colic
  • Crawling, sitting, motor delays
  • Difficult birth
  • Ear infections
  • Head shape distortions (e.g. Plagiocephaly/flat head)
  • Learning, concentration difficulties
  • Moodiness
  • Poor sleep
  • Reflux
  • Torticollis (neck restriction)
  • Unsettled

Dr Todd adjusting patient's neckAdults

From busy professionals to stay-at-home parents, adults of all ages can enjoy the many benefits of osteopathy. These include increased energy, decreased stress, and pain relief. If you’ve sustained an injury, osteopathy also may assist in improving mobility and restoring function. Another reason to consider osteopathy is that it may help to enhance your general health and wellbeing.


Older man and woman smilingDid you know that keeping mobile is vital for optimal health, happiness and independence as you grow older? Not only can osteopathic treatment help you to achieve this, but it may also offer additional benefits such as improving balance, preventing further ‘wear and tear’, and increasing flexibility. Additionally, our friendly Osteopaths can offer exercise guidance, nutritional advice, and information to seniors on further therapies designed to maximise your strength and mobility.

Other Reasons to Consult an Osteopath:

  • Adhesions (post surgical)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymmetrical walking or running patterns
  • Back pain
  • Balance
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dental procedures
  • Dental appliances/Orthodontics
  • Digestive problems
  • Disc Injuries
  • Dizziness (Vertigo)
  • Fatigue
  • Foot pain
  • Fractures
  • Headache
  • Head Trauma/ Concussion
  • Hip pain
  • Inflammation
  • Jaw (TMJ) problems
  • Knee pain
  • Mental clarity
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Neck pain
  • Posture
  • Pregnancy & Birth preparation
  • Recurring injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shin splints
  • Sinusitis/ congestion
  • Sleep issues
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Inlet Syndrome
  • Whiplash

Want to Learn More?

There are many other symptoms that can benefit from Osteopathic treatment. Please contact us for further information.


West Perth Osteopathy | (08) 9485 2800