Dr Matthew Fourro (Osteopath) and Exercise Scientist

Musculoskeletal therapy

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Soft tissue

Joint manipulation

Strain-counterstrain

Muscle energy technique

Balanced ligamentous technique

Myofascial trigger point release

Osteopathy in the cranial field 

Visceral and lymphatic manipulation

 

Postural integration 

 I use digital technology to assess posture  A picture really is worth 1000 words  Really clear documentation of treatment efficacy and changes over time/situations affecting your structure

I use digital technology to assess posture

A picture really is worth 1000 words

Really clear documentation of treatment efficacy and changes over time/situations affecting your structure

People get this is "good" for them. However, it's often associated with a guilt trip from school or some other "authority" over your body. I'm not cool with this.

Posture comes with a feeling. I'm interested in helping you connect to positive feeling image(s) that generate noticeable change for you.

Or finding the simplest exercises for you: not too many, but not too few. Or the right adjustment for you. You might be pleasantly surprised.

 

Workshops

So much interesting stuff to communicate in clinic, but often there is such thing as too much info is bad info. That's why I do these workshop things - mostly for current/past patients but new people are welcome depending on the topic. Breathing, posture, feet, hip stretching routines for back maintenance, self-trigger pointing, short leg therapy, Earthing, structured water, probiotics....there's not enough space here to mention. Go check the blog and links and keep abreast by signing up for auto updates

 

Exercise prescription

I'm an exercise scientist. But you're a person, not my experiment. Furthermore you need only the exercise that gets you to your meaningful goals. You may be surprised by just how few you need. Rotator cuff problems, hip issues, back issues, neck issues, headache issues, knee issues. Its just the raft that gets you over the river to the other side. On the other hand if you want an exercise for life come join my TaiJi groups!

 

Nutritional advice

 I think most people these days know how to search Google. That's a sign they're motivated. I continue tostudy this area too. I've got a great grounding in biochemistry and physiology science and great connections with the the totally awesome Doctors at the Mullumbimby Medical Centre. Connective tissues form the basis of the musculoskeletal system and they are really responsive to what you eat or how you eat to deficiencies and to certain systemic issues that need more nutrients. I'm really happy to help you find your way with this one way or another with testing, dietary analysis, a great referral or general advice.

 

Temporomandibular dysfunction

I've taken a particular interest in providing manual therapy for people with this issue. I can help with capsular restrictions, muscular trigger points, breathing exercises to reduce stress associated jaw clenching, jaw opening and closing movement retraining, down training tight jaw muscles, and dietary advice in acutely painful situations. Don't forget upper neck extension and it's timing is crucial to the jaw opening cycle and may need diagnosis and treating too. If opening the jaw is painful, clunks, is restricted or associated with headaches, I may be able to help. Most of what you may need is under one roof. Shehab the dentist upstairs has a particular in this issue. 

 

Swimmers, Cyclists and Runners Biomechanic clinic

 

Think of it like a wheel alignment and balance for your body for the type of vehicle and race track you're on. I am providing sports specific Range of Motion assessment/treatment necessary and optimal for what you are doing, and the way to get to optimal. This enables good technique to occur. Stress fractures and patella pain in runners, shoulder pain in swimmers, and a broad array of issues in cyclists are also directly related to biomechanics.

 

 

Lifestyle advice

Osteopathy is founded on the principle that the body is its own medicine chest. 

To that end we can support it with what we do and what we don't do. There are very often aggravating factors that can be uncovered and mitigated.

Or we find people and things that can help us. I often refer out to a variety of contacts I regard as knowledgeable and helpful that you may otherwise never come across.  

I don't lecture I don't guilt trip.  I listen and I share. You discover.

My naturopathic and exercise science background means there are many things you can query me about, or that I may let you know about.

I can help you choose exercise modalities, postural advice, ergonomic advice, nutrition, daily habits. It's your choice

 
 

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