Qualifications, Registration & Professional Membership
Originally from Melbourne, I studied Osteopathy at RMIT graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor Clinical Science & Bachelor of Osteopathic Science. Over a period of 10 years I’ve gained experience practicing Osteopathy within Melbourne and Perth clinics.
In 2011 I undertook postgraduate studies gaining a Graduate Diploma of Management (Personal Injury) from Deakin University.
I am a member of Osteopathy Australia and registered Osteopath, AHPRA (OST0001773192).
“Julia Tyrrell has been working with us at the Fremantle Osteopathic Clinic since 2012. She has always been very popular with patients for her efficient, professional and cheerful treatments and her extensive exploration of nutritional issues.”
Dr Rhonda Chen, Osteopath
My approach is based around restoring balance, improving joint function and muscle tone. Initially, I focus on finding areas of imbalance or dysfunction. Once I’ve identified the primary areas of dysfunction I concentrate treatment on these affected muscles and joints.
To release muscular tension, I focus on deep tissue massage techniques to unwind deep layers of tight muscle that commonly occur in dysfunctional areas. If these areas are sensitive I only use what pressure is tolerable. Many patients prefer firm treatment as they can feel the muscle releasing which provides immediate relief from discomfort. To facilitate muscles to release I incorporate stretching.
To encourage movement in joints which are stiff and restricted. I use joint articulation techniques which take joints through their range of motion and improve movement in the affected joint. The combination of muscle tension release and joint mobility is effective in treating musculo-skeletal aches and pains.
TECHNIQUES FOR ACHES & PAINS
I like to use remedial massage style techniques in my Osteopathic treatments such as deep tissue massage, trigger point release, stretches and holding muscles until they release (inhibition).
I like to use firm pressure within reason. I seek out muscle tension, coax muscles to release and improve joint movement.
If a muscle is resistant, I release it by massaging along the length of the muscle fibers, then across the muscle fibers, then inhibiting (holding) the muscle. Eventually, the most stubborn tight muscles begin to release.
My goal is to leave my patient feeling less discomfort, looser in the affected area with more mobility.
LOWER BACK PAIN
Ranging from an uncomfortable dull ache to sharp unbearable pain. The causes of lower back pain are numerous, some more serious than others. Often improving joint mobility and muscle release can go a long way towards relief. There are many strategies to improve and manage lower back pain that are worthy of incorporating into daily life.
NECK PAIN & TENSION HEADACHE
The head and neck area has many small joints and muscles which need to be approached carefully. I prefer to use firm but not aggressive joint mobility techniques for the neck. I take an affected joint into it’s restricted movement and ask my patient to gently push against my pressure with the goal of increasing in joint motion. This is combined with massage techniques to reduce muscle tension in the upper shoulder and neck area.
HIP & SCIATIC PAIN
Sciatic pain starts around the hip / buttock area and radiates down the back of the leg, sometimes all the way to the foot. There are many types of dysfunction that can cause sciatic pain. It often originates from problems in the lower back or hip area, irritating parts of the body that send pain signals down the leg (referred pain).