OSTEOPATHY

Is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important links between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissues and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopaths may identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tedons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.

Osteopaths treat back and neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, digestive problems, Repetitive Strain injuries (RSI), Arthritis, Pregnancy related problems, Breathing difficulties and, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, feet and ankle pain.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE AN OSTEOPATH?

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.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY CONSULTATION?

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.

HOW MANY CONSULTATIONS WILL I NEED?

This depends on many varying factors – for example how long you have had the problem for, your health and your occupation.

DO I NEED TO BRING IN MY X-RAYS AND SCANS?

Please bring in any medical scans or X-rays with you.

AM I COVERED WITH PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?

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.

IS IT ALRIGHT TO HAVE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT IF I AM PREGNANT?

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.