At Moreland Osteopathy we have a lot of transport drivers through our doors, this is mainly due to the fact that our Osteopaths, Dr. Sofie and Dr. Simone are preferred providers for transport health. We treat a range of transport drivers including but not limited to: Tram drivers, Bus drivers, Couriers, truck drivers. The main problems that we see from transport drivers are:
- Low back pain; Disc bulges and sciatic injuries from sitting for prolonged times,
- Neck strain from poor posture and constant head checks,
- Shoulder injuries, elbow, wrist and finger injuries,
- Ankle, knee, foot and hip injuries.
There is a lot of sitting involved in the transport industry which puts excess pressure on your low back discs, over time this can cause wear and tear to the disc/s and subsequently disc bulges and nerve impingements.
Our Osteopaths here at Moreland Osteopathy are able to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate disc problems through hands on treatment and also exercise rehabilitation. We can help decompress the lumbar spine, release off tight muscles, increase spinal motion to reduce the strain on associated structures, and improve the circulation of fluid within the joints.