‘You just want to feel better, be the healthy you, you know you can be'
‘You’ve been told ‘just to live with the pain’
‘You feel like you've seen every therapist but you're still suffering'
‘You know you can feel a million times better but just need the right person to put it all together for you'
We're glad you haven’t given up and still searching for possibility. You’re exactly the type of person we love to work with. The MetaMed clinic was established by Dr. Jin Ong– Osteopath, Herbalist, Medical Acupuncturist and Psychosomatic Therapist a passionate Osteopath on a mission to liberate people of their pain and inspiring them to live to their full health potential. All of our Osteopaths strive for the same end result but have a unique set of skills to assist you on your health journey. To learn more about each of our Osteopaths and their areas of interest click here.
When working with our Osteopaths we listen to what you and your body is telling us. Creating awareness of the mind-body connection in patients is pivotal to our approach. We help you acknowledge why your body is in its current physical state and to release these issues that may be inhibiting the healing process.
Our Osteopaths use an intuitive approach to treat the body, using mainly structural and direct techniques to treat the musculoskeletal system such as: soft tissue massage, manipulation, cupping as well as exercise prescription. With a focus on education and preventative health, when we work together you will learn how to take responsibility and action in your recovery and wellbeing.
What does treatment involve?
Osteopaths use a wide range of techniques that are safe and effective. These range from soft tissue massage, joint manipulation (articulation, mobilisation, high-velocity low amplitude cavitation ‘cracking'), muscle energy technique, stretching, cupping and prescriptive exercises. Some of our Osteopaths have extended scopes of training including acupuncture (click here for the difference between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) which includes), cranial osteopathy, herbal medicine, psychosomatic therapy and functional movement.
Each person is assessed as an individual and treated accordingly. Within the MetaMed clinic, we have Osteopaths with many different skill sets and collaborate with one another as well as other practitioners external to the clinic to provide the best possible care.
MetaMed Osteopaths have all undertaken university training to obtain qualifications and skills as an Osteopath. All of our Osteopaths have also undertaken extra post-graduate training in other areas that complement their treatment. Australian trained Osteopaths undergo 5 years university training including an undergraduate bachelor degree and postgraduate masters in Osteopathy. UK trained Osteopaths undertake 4 or 5 years of university training and obtain an undergraduate bachelor degree in Osteopathy. As primary health care practitioners Osteopaths are trained to perform standard orthopaedic testing of the musculoskeletal system and are able to identify when conditions may need a further medical referral.
What do Osteopaths treat?
A wide range of musculoskeletal pain / discomfort / injury, muscle tension, strains and tearsJoint pain including arthritis
Pregnancy-related discomfort including pelvic girdle pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, low backache as well as post-partum care for pain and discomfort related to breastfeeding and your new role as a mumStress related tension including TMJ pain and poor sleep
Compensation due to fracture and injury this includes old fracture sites that may ache
Repetitive strainLigament injuries- ACL / PCL tears, medial and lateral collateral ligament sprains
Tendonitis including tennis elbow, golfers elbow, de Quervain's syndrome (tendonitis of the thumb muscles)
Neck and back painDisc injuries with nerve involvement
Jaw pain and dysfunction
Rotator cuff injuries
Hip and knee pain
Acute and chronic injuries
Pre-post operative care- hip replacements, knee arthroscopy or ACL reconstruction, lumbar disc fusions and discectomies