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About the Annandale Osteopathic Centre

Geoff Ward

Geoff has been involved in health care for almost 50 years and holds qualifications in Osteopathy, Children’s Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and Pharmacy. Working in Annandale for 33 years as an osteopath, he brings a lifetime of experience and understanding to the treatment of injury and pain in the body. With a long history in osteopathic education, and a commitment to continuing development, his goal is to deliver the highest standard of care possible in each treatment.

Osteopathic information

Osteopathy literally means the passion for, or the suffering of, the bone and it is through the musculoskeletal system we work to achieve health using only our hands. In 1874 American surgeon Dr Andrew Taylor Still founded osteopathy in Kirksville Missouri. He recognising the unique nature of the individual and their symptoms and applied personal solutions. Skills are literally passed from hand to hand in osteopathy, with a focus on resolution rather than management wherever possible. In doing so we acknowledge three important principals:

1st  – that the individual has the inbuilt capacity to heal;

2nd  – that Structure and Function are inseparable – healing the structure restores it’s function;

3rd  – people work as a single unit of function – meaning injury effects more than the bones and can compromise other areas. Injury often affects the way people think and feel as well as causing physical pain.