Osteopath

Put an end to backache and other musco-skeletal ailments, as well as breathing problems and pregnancy related issues, by visiting our highly experienced osteopath.

Dr Andrew Urbahn

BSc (Hons) Osteo
Australian Osteopathic Association

If you would like to see the back of back ache and learn to breathe easy, then Andrew is your man!

Having trained in London at Middlesex University Andrew arrived to the Sunshine Coast in 2004 with a partner and two little ones in tow.
Andrew and the osteopathic philosophy will look at the whole picture, addressing the relationship between the mind and the body.

Psychological factors, diet, exercise, posture and stress recognition and management and other aspects of daily life are considered when making a diagnosis.

The most common complaints for which patients generally consult Andrew include: 
· stress related pain
· back and neck pain
· sciatica
· headaches
· pains in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles, tendonitis and muscle strains
· work-related and repetitive strain injuries
· sports-related injuries.

Osteopathy can also play a significant role in pain management in arthritic conditions, and when used in conjunction with medical treatment, can be of value in reducing the severity of symptoms in conditions such as asthma, gynaecological dysfunction and chronic fatigue.

Many mothers-to-be find osteopathic treatment very beneficial both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth and to help re-align the body post birth. In addition, there is a wide variety of gentle non-manipulative techniques for use on infants and small children. These can be used in the management of problems such as forceps trauma, infant colic and “glue ear”.

Although there are several techniques Andrew uses to treat sufferers, they all involve the release of stress and tension throughout the body to improve the movement of the bones and muscles in unison.

Andrew strongly believes in the importance of finding the core cause of the problem rather then simply addressing the symptomatic area.

Andrew’s extensive experience in the osteopathy field has more recently led
him to the study of the Buteyko Breathing Technique – an extremely effective way for asthmatics to control their symptoms of asthma and significantly improve their quality of life. The method teaches you breath control using breathing exercises that retrain your breathing pattern. Dr Buteyko found that hyperventilation is one of the core problems behind asthma. By correcting improper breathing you remove a major cause of asthma.

Each of the techniques performed by Andrew are aimed not only to aid the current problem at hand, but to also assist the natural ability of the body to heal itself.