In osteopathic medicine, understanding the links between different parts of a person and how they function together is the fundamental principle. This holistic approach to medicine allows the practitioner to assess a person as their parts, individually as well as collectively. Essentially Osteopaths have an astute understanding of pain and or dysfunction in all parts of the body.

Using a variety of methods including soft tissue techniques, stretching, joint mobilization, exercise prescription, advice and discussion, dysfunction in the body can be identified and appropriate treatment provided.

The importance of understanding each patient as an individual with unique issues and needs is vital to osteopathy. Our consults are traditionally longer so we can ensure we listen and take in the most important part of a medical consultation which is the patient.


An individual body is a whole interrelated unit in which the body’s structure, function and intention are dependent upon each other.


The body self-regulates and has the inherent capacity to protect and repair itself naturally without intervention.


Disease or injury occurs when the body’s normal adaptability is disrupted, or when environmental changes overcome our capacity for self-maintenance.

In Australia, osteopaths are government-registered practitioners who complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques.


Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions requiring medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.




An Osteopath may be able to assist with the co-management of:


  • Sports Injury, Education & Rehabilitation (e.g. Ankle Sprains, Meniscal Injuries, Tendonitis and Muscle Strains, Knee Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Hip Labral Tears and many more.)

  • Day to day Injuries/sprains and pain of all parts of the body (not just the spine!)

  • Low Back Injuries Pain/Stiffness (Disc Injuries, Sciatica) both simple and complex with or without nerve pain.

  • Neck Pain/Stiffness (e.g Disc Injuries, cervial stenosis, facet sprains)

  • Nerve Pain and Nerve based Injuries (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Sciatic pain)

  • Rib Sprains and chest injuries or pain

  • Headaches and Migraines 

  • Postural Pain (Recurrent neck and upper back and shoulder pain) 

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (E.g. Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, shin splints)

  • TMJ Syndrome: Jaw pain & dysfunction, clenching & grinding of your teeth 

  • Arthritic Pain 

  • Post Injury/Surgical Rehabilitation 

  • Digestive Complaints (e.g. Bloating and Constipation) 

  • Chronic& Complex Pain Management & Education

  • Third Party Claims: Private Health Care Claims, Work Safe Claims, Veterans Affairs Claims, and TAC Claims Medicare Care Plans 

  • And many more… 


Osteopaths are registered as primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise various conditions in all areas of the body and (not just musculo-skeletal injuries) and may be able to recognise conditions requiring referral to a specialist.

An Osteopath may be able to assist with co-management of:

  • Sports and Biomechanical Based Injuries

  • Postural Strains & Education

  • Injury Rehabilitation

  • Growth Related Injuries (e.g. Sever's Disease or Osgood Schlatters)

  • Infants: Torticollis, Congenital Talipes, Plagiocephaly & Musculoskeletal Conditions.


Our Highly Experienced Melbourne Osteopaths

Providing Osteopathy to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.

Dr Amelia Caunt Osteopath The Neighbourhood Clinic


M.H.Sci (Osteo)

B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.)MAOA

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M.H.Sci (Osteo)

B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA

Dr Nicholas Arora Osteopath The Neighbourhood Clinic


M.H.Sci (Osteo)

B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA


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  • Medicare: have approved Telehealth Chronic Disease Management (EPC/TCA) for all Allied Health. 

  • Work Safe (Work Cover) has approved Telehealth Consultations for all Allied Health Services. Please contact the clinic to arrange an appointment

  • TAC have announced that they are supporting Telehealth but it has not become official. Contact your Case Manager for more information.

  • Private Health Insurance: Check with your private health cover to see if you can claim your Telehealth Consultation for Osteopathy.

  • Book a private session: You can also book a privately paid Telehealth Consultation with any of our Osteopaths.




Whether you are a patient of The Neighbourhood Clinic or have never seen an Osteopath before most of you would know we love to talk. Why? Because we spend so much time studying and exploring health, pain and all things body and enjoy sharing the knowledge .

Why see an Osteopath through Telehealth?

  • We understand injury and pain. Most Osteopaths have spent countless years studying and spending time with people and hearing their stories about their pain. We pride ourselves on finding out what is wrong and finding a diagnosis.

  • We take a full medical history. Taking a thorough history and understanding the right questions to ask can provide us with a clearer path of working out what is going to help you.

  • We can Assess you via Telehealth: We can assess your injury or pain by asking you to perform certain movements or by asking someone who is with you to help assess your injury or pain. With a trained eye it’s amazing what can be picked up even through video!

  • We can review any medical information you have at hand or on file: Osteopaths can read medical reports, imaging reports, special tests etc.

  • We can form a diagnosis. We can provide a distinct diagnosis or if we can’t we can provide you with a list of likely diagnosis

  • We can educate you: Having studied and experienced so many patient cases of pain and injury we can run through with you

    • What is happening and what it is called

    • Why it is happening

    • How to prevent the injury getting worse

    • How long the problem is likely to continue

    • How to reduce recovery time

    • How to reduce your fear or concern or misunderstandings about an injury or pain

    • What you can do about it

  • We can refer you onto the appropriate medical professional/specialist if required

    • Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions requiring medical referral. ​

  • We can provide you with self management and rehabilitation advice:

    • Short term pain relief: how to reduce pain through medical advice and simple but effective pain relieving strategies

    • Long term rehabilitation: How to rehabilitate it through exercises and preventative rehabilitation exercises - this will come in the form of a comprehensive home rehabilitation program