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Dr. (Avi) Avinash Sukhtankar
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Dr. (Avi) Avinash Sukhtankar

Senior Osteopath

  • MOst Med, BClinSc (OstSt),
  • Dip. Ost TMJ & headache,
  • Dip. CH & SP (clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy)
  • CCY (Yoga and meditation)

Dr. Avi is a compassionate and skilled osteopath with a special interest in chronic pain management. With extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, and seniors, He is dedicated to providing comprehensive care that focuses on understanding, assessing, and effectively managing chronic pain conditions to improve the quality of life for patients of all ages.

Education and Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences-Osteopathic Studies from Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Master of Osteopathic Medicine from Southern Cross University, Australia

He has completed postgraduate courses:

  • Osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF and biodynamic) and paediatric modules
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy
  • NLP (Neuro-Linguistic programming)
  • International Diploma in the Osteopathic treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) & Headache
  • BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) diagnosis and treatment
  • Master course in Dry Needling and cupping

He also has completed:

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy
  • Certificate course in yoga therapy and meditation
  • Mental Health First aid
  • Certified exercise and personal trainer

Special Interests:

Scoliosis Management: Avi is deeply committed to helping patients with scoliosis, a condition characterized by abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. He employs a comprehensive approach to scoliosis management, utilizing osteopathic techniques tailored to improve spinal alignment, reduce pain, and enhance function. Avi stays abreast of the latest research and advancements in scoliosis treatment to provide his patients with the most effective and evidence-based care.

Head, Neck, and Jaw Pain: With expertise in treating conditions affecting the head, neck, and jaw, Avi offers specialized care for patients experiencing headaches, migraines, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, neck stiffness, and whiplash injuries. He utilizes osteopathic manipulation, soft tissue techniques, and targeted exercises to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore optimal function in these areas.

Vestibular Disorders: Avi focuses on diagnosing and managing vestibular disorders, which affect the inner ear and can result in symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. He employs osteopathic techniques to address underlying musculoskeletal issues contributing to vestibular dysfunction, aiming to restore balance and proprioception. Avi’s comprehensive approach may also involve collaborating with other healthcare professionals, such as vestibular therapists, to provide holistic care for his patients.

Psychosomatic Disorders: Avi specializes in treating psychosomatic disorders, which involve the interaction of psychological factors with bodily processes. He utilizes clinical hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques to help patients address underlying emotional issues, reframe negative thought patterns, and promote positive behavioural changes. Avi takes a holistic approach to healing, addressing both the mind and body to support his patients in achieving lasting wellness.

Breathing Disorders (Published Research Paper on Breathing Rehabilitation): Avi has conducted research on breathing rehabilitation, focusing on the management of breathing disorders, and breathing pattern disorders. His research explores the effectiveness of osteopathic techniques, breathing exercises, and other rehabilitative interventions in improving lung function, enhancing respiratory mechanics, and alleviating breathing difficulties. Avi’s pilot research project contributes to advancing the understanding of breathing rehabilitation and informs evidence-based practice in this field.

Chronic Pain Management: Dr Avi special interest in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, migraines, vertigo, neuropathic pain, Chronic Fatigue syndrome and arthritis.

Multidimensional Approach: He takes a multidimensional approach to chronic pain management, considering physical, emotional, and psychosocial factors contributing to pain. Avi works collaboratively with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that address the underlying causes of pain and improve overall well-being.

Manual Therapy: He utilizes a variety of manual therapy techniques, such as gentle mobilizations, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy, to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and enhance overall function.

Lifestyle Modifications: He provides guidance on lifestyle modifications, including exercise, yoga, meditation, nutrition, stress management, and sleep hygiene, to support pain management and improve overall Health.

Patient Education: Avi believes in empowering patients through education, helping them understand their condition, treatment options, and self-care strategies for long-term pain management.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Osteopathy Australia
  • Active participation in conferences, seminars, and continued education focused on chronic pain management and vestibular rehabilitation.

Personal Statement:

“As an osteopath, my passion lies in helping individuals living with chronic pain find relief, regain functionality, and reclaim their lives. I am committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care that addresses the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of pain. By understanding each patient’s unique circumstances and collaborating closely with them, we can develop tailored treatment plans that promote pain management, improve quality of life, and foster a sense of hope. My goal is to empower individuals to live fulfilling lives, despite the challenges posed by chronic pain.”

To book an appointment or learn more about how Dr (Avi) Avinash Sukhtankar can assist you in managing chronic pain

Please contact Prime Health Hub (07) 3568 4775.

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