We help people with back pain recover their mobility, and regain their life with the confidence that they can keep themselves active and pain free in the future without long term continuous treatment.

Coronavirus Update

Our practice is still open during our normal hours, and we have taken additional hygienic measures
to ensure that you are safe when attending for treatment. 

 

We have also launched Telehealth Consultations which are face to face/virtual appointments online. 
 
  

We help people with back pain recover their mobility, and  regain their life with the confidence that they can keep themselves active and pain free in the future without long term continuous treatment.

Welcome to Beaches Osteopathic Centre

Dr Tony Tranfield

Osteopath

Sometimes when you are in pain, it can be difficult to know who you should see, the choices can be confusing and it is natural to be fixated on ‘the problem’ and not see the bigger picture.

It is easy to see pain as ‘the problem’, but in most cases pain is ‘the symptom’ that has motivated you to seek help.

So before we get into the details of the ‘What’ of your concern, we need to know your ‘Why

We want to know  what has brought you to this point, and what inspires you, so that we can build a process with you that aids you in your recovery journey.

Change takes effort and it takes a method. Often we find that it is uncertainty and a lack of a clear path that is the real road block to recovery. 

Our Purpose

 

is to empower you with an understanding of your problem, to instill the habits to prevent it returning, and to give you the skills to maintain your own better health in the future.

While your focus is with your problem, ours is with getting you to move with greater efficiency and awareness.

We build all our recovery  programs with this philosophy in mind. They are as much an education process, as they are therapy process.

‘The buzz’ we get is in helping you to participate more fully in your life.

Our Purpose

 

is to empower you with an understanding of your problem, to instill the habits to prevent it returning, and to give you the skills to maintain your own better health in the future.

While your focus is with your problem, ours is with getting you to move with greater efficiency and awareness.

We build all our recovery  programs with this philosophy in mind. They are as much an education process, as they are therapy process.

‘The buzz’ we get is in helping you to participate more fully in your life.

Website Introductory Offer $79

Happy to book your appointment online?

Receive our special offer (usually $115) 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 $115

or call 02 9913 7900 and mention this offer

Our Method

 

Before embarking on a rehabiltation program, we want to have as accurate diagnosis as humanly possible and as accurate assessment as possible during rehabilitation so that we know that you are on the right track.

We use a tool called ‘Computeried Posturography‘ which gives us definitive metrics that we can use to design a treatment plan for you and assess your progress during treatment.

Our Method

 

Before embarking on a rehabiltation program, we want to have as accurate diagnosis as humanly possible and as accurate assessment as possible during rehabilitation so that we know that you are on the right track.

We use a tool called ‘Computeried Posturography‘ which gives us definitive metrics that we can use to design a treatment plan for you and assess your progress during treatment.

Discover Your Natural Posture

‘I know I have bad posture’ is the single most common phrase we hear when someone consults us for back pain, neck pain or headaches. 

But what is bad posture? We all have preconceptions of what our posture should be, but rarely does it match what it actually is.

Posture is not about how we position ourselves, it’s about balance. It’s the ability to manage the tensions placed on our body by the effects of gravity in any given moment, by shifting our weight in the most efficient manner.

We have a postural system that is designed to balance us, hold us upright, and control our movement, and when it starts to fail we lose spinal support which eventually leads to chronic pain.

Our Perfect Posture Program has been developed from twenty-five years rehabilitation of chronic lower back pain, and from ten years of postural analysis to retrain your postural system.

Join Us For An Introduction to the Perfect Posture Program

On the first Wednesday evening of every month, we run an hour long class where we teach the fundamentals of posture.

It's a FREE CLASS  where we explain what posture is, and why it is fundamental to moving well, maintaining good balance and preventing yourself from getting back pain.

This is a knowledge evening not an information evening. By that we mean that by the end of the evening you will have the experience of your natural posture in your body, not just in your head.

These classes are informal and in small groups.  Bookings are essential.

Our Services

Spinal Care

We have 25 years plus experience in treating spinal ailments, and use many treatment methods including our Better Back and Perfect Posture Programs.

Headaches & Migraines

There are many different kinds of headaches coming from different causes.  We look at headaches from a mechanical and a neurological perspective.

Jaw Problems

Malocclusion (poorly fitting bite) is a very common source of head and neck pain. It results in ‘clenching’, and ‘bruxing’ (grinding)  and is often missed as a..

Soft Tissue Injuries

The treatment of soft tissues is the major part of the osteopathic approach, and we have many different physical treatment methods depending on…

Balance Problems

In our Better Balance Program we measure and analyse your balance so that we can see under what circumstances and conditions your stability is compromised.

Movement Problems

Our Better Movement Program builds on balance and looks at gait (walking), coordination and control of movement sequencing.

Coronavirus Update

Our practice is still open during our normal hours, and we have taken additional hygienic measures
to ensure that you are safe when attending for treatment. 

 

We have also launched Telehealth Consultations which are face to face/virtual appointments online. 
 
  

Website Introductory Offer $79

Happy to book your appointment online?

Receive our special offer (usually $115) 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 $115

or call 02 9913 7900 and mention this offer

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The Importance of Movement

arent or sibling), then we start to get rudimentary use of our upper limbs, then we learn to lift our head and role onto our stomach, and now we can use our arms to push ourselves up and our neck muscles to support our head. Then we start to get stability in our trunk muscles so that we can sit and start to reach out, and then we are crawling, toddling and eventually running.

In other words we go through a sequence of learning where we move with increasing complexity, from simple reflexes to the ability to stabilise ourselves against gravity and then the ability to perform complex volitional activity such as eating or running.

This means that if we need to restore movement, say after an injury or an illness, we need to think in terms of this hierarchy, reflexes - stability - complex movement.

Humans are unique in that we have a complex postural system that enables us to stand upright on two unstable pins, that's why it takes us three years to learn to walk efficiently.  But it is under constant stress and it's ability to perform this task starts to deteriorate as we age unless we take steps to keep it in top condition.

In research published in Queensland:  Falling is not just for older women: support for pre-emptive prevention intervention before 60 (J.C Nitz and N.L Low Choy 2008), the researchers assessed women between the ages of 40 and 80 for the risk of falling. 8% of women in their forties, 14% in their 50s, 25% in their 60s and 40% in their 70s had fallen in the previous 12 months. In addition, the risk of falling increased significantly if the woman had other health problems.

Their conclusions was that for women over 40 years old, the number of illnesses increase the risk of falling and the risks increased still further if they were over 60. Preventative program participation aimed at maintaining good health appears vital to prevent falls.

To put it another way, our stability starts to drop in our 40's.  Falls are a natural consequence of reduced stability but they are not the only consequence. The early consequences are less efficient use of posture which leads to stiffness and back pain. 

So, in order to perform any meaningful activity, we must first be stable. Stability is really the ability to maintain balance while we shift our weight. When it starts to drop it means that we have less ability to generate momentum to move forwards. And if we are unable to generate as much momentum, then our step gets shorter, and if our step gets really short we require a stick to help support ourselves. Thus our ability to move becomes compromised.

So as we get older we get stiffer and less stable, which leads to weight bearing changes. It also leads to restriction in movement.  It's important therefore to not only keep mobile but also work on keeping yourself stable. Exercise that can help this includes dance, yoga and Tai Chi. It is also important to work on your posture. Posture is basically how well you control your relationship to the ground and how efficiently you are able to shift your weight in order to generate momentum.

 

Perfect Posture Program

If you want to lean more about posture and how to keep yourself mobile and pain free, then we have an educational program that maybe for you. Our Perfect Posture Program has been developed from 25 years of rehabilitation of chronic back pain, and 10 years of measuring balance and analysing posture with computerised posturography. The purpose of the program is to teach you how your postural system works, so that you can use it in any situation, whether you are standing at a meeting, sitting at your desk or putting your child in the back of the car.  This six week program is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their posture from children aged eight and above, right through to seniors.

 

Beaches Osteopathic Centre Pty Ltd
ABN:  48 105 006 728

21/20 Wellington Street
NARRABEEN NSW 2101
AUSTRALIA
​​​​​​​02 9913 7900

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