You do not need a referral from a GP unless your consultation is to be under a Medicare GP management plan or through the Department of Veteran Afairs.
For osteopaths to get the best picture of what is going on for your body, clothing that is functional and easily movable in is the best ﬁt. Jeans and tight restricting clothing may impact the treatment.
This depends on many varying factors – for example how long you have had the problem for, your health and your occupation.
Please bring in any medical scans or X-rays with you.
Partial rebates are available for members of Private Health Funds with ancillary or “extras” cover, but the amount of rebate and the conditions vary from insurer to insurer, so the details of your policy should be checked before your appointment.
It is generally safe to have osteopathic treatment during all stages of pregnancy. It is safe and gentle, and can give much relief to aches and pains related to the rapid changes of the body during this time.