What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual form of treatment that aims to treat the cause of your problem. This is done by taking a thorough history and examination.
Osteopathy celebrated 100 years in Australia in 2007 and collectively we treat over 30 000 people per week.
"Osteopathy is not an alternative health option - osteopaths are university trained, government registered, allied health professionals. Currently an osteopath undertakes a 5-year, University Masters degree to achieve registration in Australia."
"Most people, regardless of age or gender, will suffer from back or neck pain, headaches, sport injuries, stiffness or pain at some time. Osteopaths can help to identify the cause of the pain or injury and develop a safe and effective course of action to manage pain - so people can make the most of their active lives." (Australian Osteopathic Association)
So what happens on your first visit?
Please arrive at least 10mins early so that you can fill out the necessary forms. Your first visit will go for approximately 45mins-1hr. You will be asked to fill out a health screen questionnaire which will help to give your osteopath an overall picture of your general health and provide you with the best possible care. This will be discussed with your osteopath. If needed, investigations such as blood pressure checks or neurological exams will be performed.
Your Osteopath will then perform a structural exam of your posture, spine, joints and muscles. Restrictions in movement and/or pain during movement as well as tenderness will be looked for.
Once this is complete the information gained from your history as well as the exam will allow your Osteopath to come up with a provisional diagnosis and treatment plan.
Subsequent treatments will be 30mins.
Your treatment may involve a number of different techniques depending on your condition and is tailored to your specific needs. All treatment will be explained and if it is thought to be contra-indicated then it will not be performed.
Management may also include postural, ergonomic and core stability advice.
The goal of the treatment is to deal with the source of your problem and provide you with the knowledge and advice that you need to prevent its recurrence.
Workcover and TAC claims
New workcover and TAC claims will now be charged directly to the patient as a normal clinic fee. The claimant will then be reimbursed from workcover or TAC at their scheduled fees.
DVA patients are welcome and will not be billed by the clinic.
We are part of EPC program (extended primary care); A doctor referral for EPC is necessary
HICAPS and EFT
HICAPS and EFT is also available
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