OSTEOPATHY COBARGO offers assessment and treatment for common musculoskeletal conditions such as:
- chronic and acute low back pain
- neck pain
- occupational overuse injuries
- shoulder injuries and dysfunction (e.g. impingement and rotator cuff pathology)
- upper and lower limb injuries
- sporting and traumatic injuries
- postural strain
Osteopathic treatment can also help with the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular aspects of:
- asthma and breathing difficulties
- arthritic conditions like osteoarthritis
- surgical rehabilitation – orthopaedic, cardio-thoracic, spinal & gastrointestinal
- digestive complaints like reflux and IBS
In addition to skilled hands-on manual medicine, OSTEOPATHY COBARGO incorporates movement practices to improve your strength, stability and mobility.
At OSTEOPATHY COBARGO we also integrate Photobiomodulation Therapy (aka cold laser or low level light therapy).
Osteopathy is recognised by most Private Health Funds, WorkCover/SIRA, COMCARE, Department of Veterans Affairs and MEDICARE.
EFTPOS and HICAPS available.
OSTEOPATHY COBARGO is open from 9am – 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and booking is essential.
I encourage all patients to use the online booking form below – this saves a lot of phone tag!
Online booking also sends you email appointment confirmation and SMS reminders.
Please note that you need to make your booking 2 hours before your chosen appointment time.
All new patients should select ‘Initial Consultation’. Complete all the suggested fields make sure you complete your booking by clicking the Book appointment button at the end of the booking form. Keep an eye out for your confirmation email and SMS reminder – if you do not immediately receive a confirmation email then you did not successfully book and appointment.
ARRIVING AT THE PRACTICE
Plenty of off street parking is available around the building.
We do not have a reception area in the practice – for this reason we have a ‘spot sign’ to indicate when I am with a patient:
RED SPOT = please wait
GREEN SPOT = please enter
Please note: When attending OSTEOPATHY COBARGO please refrain from the use of scented deodorants, perfumes or fragrant cosmetics. Some of the chemical constituents in these products can trigger migraines, nausea and other neurological symptoms in chemically sensitive patients.
DR PATRICK CRAIG
I have been in osteopathic practice since graduating from RMIT in 2002. My approach to osteopathy is best described as ‘enactive’. An enactive approach is about working with patients to bring about conceptual change, insight and new ways of inhabiting a body through action. This therapeutic approach oftentimes includes a good deal of basic pain science, exploration and prescription of functional movement practices as well as related anatomy & physiology. These are situated in the wider context of your lived experience. This way of working sits well in an increasingly evidence-informed and biopsychosocial healthcare environment.
I am a very hands-on osteopath. I employ a wide variety of osteopathic techniques and continually endeavour to attune my approach to the needs and characteristics of every patient because every patient has a unique experience and understanding of their own body.
Along with my partner Nicole Neveu, I am co-developer of MESHWORK – a learning platform that explores embodiment as the basis of health. MESHWORK is a synthesis of our approaches to basic issues of being in a body. MESHWORK courses reflect our commitment to up-skilling patients in a manner that promotes resilience and a capacity for intelligent and comprehensive self care.
Please note that I do not generally take calls during consultations and that I retrieve messages on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
PLEASE USE THIS CONTACT FORM FOR ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
Patients travel from Bega, Bermagui, Narooma, Bemboka, Tathra and surrounding localities to Osteopathy Cobargo. Here is a responsive map to help you find me.