Kevin Ryan

Dr Kevin Ryan

Dr Kevin Ryan has 45 years clinical practice experience covering a wide range of conditions. He is particularly interested in neurological conditions, a range of disabilities in adults and children, migraine and pain management.

He is registered to practice Acupuncture under the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia:

And to practice Osteopathy under the Osteopathy Registration Board of Australia:

He is a member of Osteopathy Austrailia, a professional association representing osteopaths in Australia. He is also a member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Austraia, COCA, an association focussed on both research and continuing education for muscular skeletal practitioners.

Dr Ryan is a qualified Naturopath focussing on the use of medicines to help with a wide variety of health concerns. He is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) an association that looks after the interests of practitioners using acupuncture, homoeopathy and natural medicine among other modalities.’

Dr Ryan uses Chinese Pulse Diagnosis as an integral part of his assessment of acupuncture patients. It is used before, during and at the end of a treatment session to determine both the treatment to be used and its effectiveness.

He uses several acupuncture styles, chosen to suit the individual’s condition and diagnosis. These include: * 5 Element Constitutional Acupuncture * Channel Acupuncture and Channel Palpation * Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture * Chinese Scalp Acupuncture (CSA) * Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture * Abdominal Acupuncture

These styles of treatment are frequently blended to form the most appropriate combination for the patient and their presenting condition.

One of the features of the acupuncture provided at Dr Ryan’s clinics is the combining of styles and the use of Chinese pulse diagnosis results in a treatment regime that allows for minimum needle retention times. The use of Chinese pulse diagnosis allows for the needles to be removed as soon as they have triggered a change in the pulse reading. There will be an accompanying change in the symptoms. CSA can be effective in treating pain and numbness and poor movement function of the limbs. It is commonly used around the world to treat patients suffering from the effects of stroke and illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, It has many applications in practice. It can be very effective in the treatment of range of motion restrictions and/or pain in joints such as the shoulder, elbow, neck, knee and hip. It has a role to play in helping restore shoulder function following breast surgery. It is also used to treat paralysis, tremor, balance, speech and vision disorders and organ function.

Dr Ryan is experienced in treating the muscular skeletal issues that may accompany:

  • Babies with infant colic and reflux,
  • Birth trauma conditions, colic, reflux and poor sucking
  • Some food intolerance and food allergy conditions in children
  • Bed wetting
  • Post birth examination and treatment,
  • Young children with multiple food allergies,
  • Children with learning and or speech difficulties,
  • Children with jaw issues that may affect teeth alignment and bite syndromes
  • Scoliosis

He has a particular interest in the application of osteopathic principles in the treatment of the muscular skeletal component of a wide range of childhood (pediatric) and adult disability conditions including:

  • Global developmental delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Closed head injury
  • Walking and mobility problems
  • Rett syndrome

Dr Ryan is experienced in the application of acupuncture in the management of conditions including:

  • Trigeminal, facial, neck, shoulder and intercostal neuralgia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Cerebral and vegetative disturbances
  • Hemiplegia and post stroke syndromes and paresthesia
  • Peripheral neuropathies following chemo or radio therapy,
  • Pain associated with cancer
  • Chemo and radiotherapy side effects
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Scar resolution or reduction
  • Poor wound healing
  • Loss of shoulder or arm movement after breast surgery
  • Trauma including closed head injuries
  • Facial paralysis including Bell’s Palsy
  • Parkinson’s syndrome, MS and MND
  • Migraine and Headache syndromes
  • Morning sickness, pregnancy support and care, post-natal depression
  • Fatigue and immune system disorders
  • Post-Polio Syndrome

He uses either or both osteopathy and acupuncture to assist cases involving:

  • Closed head injury
  • Spinal trauma,
  • Sports injuries
  • Ongoing consequences of whiplash.
  • Chronic muscular skeletal disorders
  • Postural issues, e.g. scoliosis, FHP, kyphosis