Fixing Your Back Pain Starts With Understanding Your Posture-Balance Connection

You know that you need better posture, but how do you start improving your posture?

You Live With Chronic Spinal Pain, You've Tried Everything And It Never Goes Away.

What Do You Do Now?

You Are Becoming Stiffer and Less Mobile and Starting to Lose Your Balance.

It’s Getting Worse and You Know That You Need to Do Something About it But Where Do You Start?

You've Had A Brain Injury That's Affected Your Balance And Mobility.

You’ve been through rehab, but progress is slow. What is the Next Step?

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Dr Tony Tranfield D.O.

(Osteopath)

 

Welcome to Beaches Osteopathic Centre

Most of our patients seek us out because they wish to move freely without pain, and they have tried a number of different approaches without lasting results.

At Beaches Osteopathic Centre our passion is the restoration of movement through what we call,

‘The Posture-Balance Connection’

For many of our patients, understanding the connection between posture, balance and how they move, is their ‘light bulb moment’. It gives them the framework to understand their condition, what caused it, and the tools to take back control so that that they can prevent it form returning in the future.

But the Posture-Balance Connection is about so much more than preventing pain, it’s really about creating an understanding of how to move efficiently in any situation so that you are stable and pain free.

Below you can see the Services we offer and our specialist postural education and rehabilitation programs, along with an introduction into our Posture-Balance Connection framework.

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Dr Tony Tranfield D.O.

(Osteopath)

 

Welcome to Beaches Osteopathic Centre

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Most of our patients seek us out because they wish to move freely without pain, and they have tried a number of different approaches without lasting results.

At Beaches Osteopathic Centre our passion is the restoration of movement through what we call:

‘The Posture-Balance Connection’

For many of our patients, understanding the connection between posture, balance and how they move, is their ‘light bulb moment’. It gives them the framework to understand their condition, what caused it, and the tools to take back control so that that they can prevent it form returning in the future.

OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

We help people with spinal pain and mobility problems break free of the pain cycle and get their mobility back.

We provide postural education, movement re education and rehabilitation for people with spinal pain, stability problems and mobility problems.

We have 30 years’ experience in the rehabilitation of spinal injury and 15 years in the neurological rehabilitation of stability from brain injury.

 

Our Passion

Postural stability is a necessary component of our ability to hold ourselves upright and perform any sort of productive movement.

Restoring stability requires education, smart diagnostics and specific rehabilitation. This is our passion which we have built into a framework called The Posture-Balance Connection.

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Spinal Care

Short-term spinal pain usually resolves in a matter of days. However if it is an issue that has extended into weeks, months or years then it is a sign of an underlying problem that need to be properly investigated.

When considering treatment, there are three phases that we address: getting the inflammation down, getting the spinal joints moving and reeducating the postural system.

In some cases back pain can be resolved in a few consultations, in others however it’s necessary to take a longer term approach such as our Postural Rehabilitation Program.

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Jaw Pain & Bite Correction

Problems relating to bite (occlusion) are a common cause of headaches, neck pain and jaw pain. They are also a common cause of airway restriction which results in postural change in the neck.

We work closely with dentists to relieve jaw pain and improve occlusion, airway, and posture.

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Balance & Movement Rehabilitation

A key component of our Posture-Balance Connection framework is Balance and Movement Rehabilitation.

We recommend this rehabilitation when we see signs of loss of stability that may be resulting in back pain, balance or mobility problems.

A Posture & Balance Assessment is required to assess stability.

OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

We help people with spinal pain and mobility problems break free of the pain cycle and get their mobility back.

We provide postural education, movement re education and rehabilitation for people with spinal pain, stability problems and mobility problems.

We have 30 years’ experience in the rehabilitation of spinal injury and 15 years in the neurological rehabilitation of stability from brain injury.

 

Our Passion

Postural stability is a necessary component of our ability to hold ourselves upright and perform any sort of productive movement.

Restoring stability requires education, smart diagnostics and specific rehabilitation. This is our passion which we have built into a framework called The Posture-Balance Connection.

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Spinal Care

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Jaw Pain & Bite Correction

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Balance & Movement Rehabilitation

BOOK YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

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Initial Consultation Offer $97

An Initial Consultation is 40 minutes.

We take a History, do a Full Examination, provide a Diagnosis and recommend a Treatment Plan.

If you are happy to go ahead and it is appropriate we then start treatment.

Happy to book your appointment online?

Receive our special offer (usually $125) when booking through this website.

(private health fund rebates apply) 

*This offer is available for the initial appointment only. Standard fee for an initial Consultation is $125

CAPS Balance testing

Posture & Balance Assessment Offer $97

This is a very accurate balance assessment. It is a vital tool to discover just how stable you are, how well you respond to different postural challenges and how well your spine is functioning.

From this assessment we can develop very specific rehabilitation for you.

Receive our special offer (usually $150) when booking through this website.

(private health fund rebates apply)

*This offer is available for the initial appointment only. Standard fee for a Posture and Balance Assessment is $150

CAPS Balance testing

Practitioner Referral for Balance Assessment

This assessment is for referral from a health care practitioner. It is a very accurate balance assessment. It includes a modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (mCTSIB) and additional testing as requested. Test is conducted with a posturographic force plate.

Results are available in real time and fully explained.

The $150 fee includes report to referring practitioner.

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Posture & Growth Assessment $97

The Purpose of this assessment is to determine quickly if your child is developing the structural support and the postural habits they require to grow properly into adulthood.

As children grow, it is important for their long term health to ensure that they are meeting their milestones as far as their neurological development is concerned (like muscle strength, balance, coordination, and concentration) and that they are developing the postural habits required to support their growth. Find Out More.

BOOK YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

Fall fall prevention losing balance mobility Better Balance Program

Initial Consultation Offer $97

CAPS Balance testing

Posture & Balance Assessment Offer $97

CAPS Balance testing

Practitioner Referral for Balance Assessment

CAPS Balance testing

Posture & Growth Assessment

Our Posture-Balance Connection Framework

The Posture-Balance Connection is our Education, Coaching and Rehabilitation framework for helping people with problems of mobility and balance.

We teach postural and ergonomic principles to the general community, in particular for work environments such as: home, office, retail, hospitality, or manual lifting. We also teach school children and parents.

We provide online coaching of our postural framework for people who require specific help.

Our core expertise is in neurological rehabilitation, and our framework was developed from the work we do with brain injury, in relation to mobility, balance and chronic spinal pain.

For many of our patients, understanding the connection between posture, balance and how they move is their ‘light bulb moment’. It gives then the framework to understand their condition, what caused it, and the tools to keep themselves stable and active so that they can prevent it from returning in the future.

There are four principles central to the Connection framework:

The Posture-Balance Connection

Principle #1

To be stable and mobile we must be able to shift our weight efficiently.

Every step that we take, and every movement that we make is a delicate balance between our ability to create momentum, and our ability to maintain ourselves upright.

This in itself is determined by the efficiency with which we shift our weight.

Learn more…

The Posture Deterioration Cycle

Principle #2

“When we lose the ability to weight-shift efficiency our posture deteriorates. This results in:

Stiffness >> Pain >> Loss of Stability >> Loss of Mobility”

As our postural muscles get weak our centre of gravity drifts backwards, our ability to control it decrease and therefore our ability to hold ourselves upright becomes increasing compromised and we start to become unstable..

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The Importance of Measuring Stability

Principle #3

“For rehabilitation to be effective, we must be ABLE TO MEASURE weight-shifting efficiency.”

To know how stable someone is and how efficiently they are able to move we need to be able to measure their centre of gravity from moment to moment.

Centre of gravity is very hard to measure, but we can see the effects of it quite easily in terms of how it’s projected to the ground by measuring the area in which weight-shifting occurs when we are standing still, and how efficiently we weight-shift when we are required to orient ourselves to a target.

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Education, Coaching & Rehabilitation

Principle #4

“For us to maintain ourselves upright and move efficiently without pain, we must UNDERSTAND what weight-shifting is, and have the TOOLS, SKILLS and FITNESS to control it effectively.”

Learn more…

OUR PROGRAMS

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Postural Education

We have a unique postural education system called Perfect Posture Online. Perfect Posture Online is a six week video postural education system that teaches you how to stand, sit and move from the ground up.

In this online course, we teach six principles that you can apply in your daily life to maintain a strong healthy spine.

This course is included as part of our rehabilitation if you are taking one of our programs, or you can take it on its own.

There is also the option to have online tuition if required.

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Postural Rehabilitation Program

The Postural Rehabilitation Program is designed for people who have chronic spinal pain, are losing stability or have significant mobility problems. It was originally developed for people with brain injury or movement disorders who have had their balance and movement affected. However we have also found it to be very successful for people with chronic spinal pain.

This is a 12 week program. It includes postural, stability and movement analysis on a posturographic pressure plate, and our 6 week video education program ‘Perfect Posture Online’.

The key focus of the program is to build stability through improving weight-shifting efficiency. Without stability there can be no improvement in mobility or long term resolution of spinal pain.

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Postural Ergonomic Program

Ergonomics Used To Be a ‘Should’…

Now Healthy Workspaces Have Never Been More Important

Our Postural Ergonomic Program is a 6 week virtual program developed for the post Covid world where people are working from home more, often in isolation and in a situation where work/life separation is becoming ever more challenging.

It is designed to improve occupational health and productivity and combat postural decline caused by long hours of sitting at the computer. As such this in not a program just about desks and chairs, it’s about you…

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Dr Tony Tranfield D.O.

is an Osteopath, practicing on the Northern Beaches of Sydney since 1996. He holds post graduate training in neurological rehabilitation and computerised posturography. He has a special interest in posture, balance and movement, and has developed specific diagnostics, rehabilitation, therapy for posture and balance related problems.

A big part of what we do is education, and Dr Tranfield has created an online video education program for postural stability called ‘Perfect Posture Online’, which was developed from years of postural rehabilitation using computerised posturography.

You can see his full biography here

BOOK YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

Fall fall prevention losing balance mobility Better Balance Program

Initial Consultation Offer $97

CAPS Balance testing

Posture & Balance Assessment Offer $97

CAPS Balance testing

Practitioner Referral for Balance Assessment

CAPS Balance testing

Posture & Growth Assessment

Beaches Osteopathic Centre Pty Ltd
ABN:  48 105 006 728

21/20 Wellington Street
NARRABEEN NSW 2101
AUSTRALIA
Ph: ​​​​​​​(02) 9913 7900  Fax: (02) 9913 7886                           Email: beaches@osteopathiccentre.com.au

 

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