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246 Bridge Rd

Richmond 3121

03 9427 8848

Arthritis - The Osteopathic Approach

Osteopath Dr. Anne-Marie Noble shares the Osteopathic Approach to dealing with arthritis.

Arthritis is a very common and painful condition affecting men and women of all ages. Although there are many types of arthritis, the two most commonly diagnosed are 'osteoarthritis' and 'rheumatoid arthritis’.

Your GP or specialist may diagnose these, confirmed with diagnostic tests such as X-ray, MRI, and blood tests.

As Osteopaths, physical examination and your signs/symptoms will also confirm the diagnosis of the type of arthritis that is causing your pain/stiffness.

Management of your arthritis is essential in controlling pain and improving quality of life, as well as the ability to carry out common tasks of daily living.

arthritis knee pain

The most common presenting symptoms of arthritis include:

  • Joint pain/stiffness

  • Muscle tightness/weakness/spasm

  • Restricted range of movement of joints

  • Joint and muscle inflammation

  • Joint crepitus (grating, crackling, popping sounds)

  • Redness/heat from joints

  • Localised swelling

An Osteopathic treatment is very hands-on and aims to:

  • Improve joint mobility

  • Increase muscle flexibility

  • Increase range of movement of affected joints

  • Decrease joint inflammation

  • Decrease muscle pain/spasm

We do this by using techniques such as:

  • Soft-tissue or deep-tissue massage

  • Myofascial release

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Joint articulation

  • Stretching

  • Muscle energy techniques

  • Exercise prescription

At Bodyactive Health we are a highly skilled & experienced team.

We treat all types of arthritis and endeavour to improve the quality of life

as well as educate each patient with an effective & realistic management plan.

To make a booking please call the clinic on 9427-8848

or call Dr. Anne-Marie Noble directly on 0417-509-120.

Alternatively, you can book online using the form from the link below:


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