Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions I get as an Osteo.
If you had a specific question, please ask. I am more than happy to help.
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You do not need to see your doctor before making an appointment with an Osteopath. Referrals, however, are always welcome and we strive to work with your doctor to provide a treatment plan specific to your needs. See you GP to obtain a Care Plan to subsidise your Osteopathic consultation fee.

You can pay with the following payment methods:
  • Visa
  • Mastercad
  • Cash
Most private health insurance companies cover Osteopathy. We recommend contacting your medical insurance company to clarify the terms and conditions of your policy.
Some patients may experience minimal discomfort after their consultation – due to the gentle manipulation and movement of joints and muscles – but this subsides quickly. It is, however, recommended that you do not over-exert yourself immediately after treatment to allow the body to ease through the healing process.
Your first consultation will determine the cause and extent of your condition and we will be able to provide you with an approximate number of treatments required. Due to Osteopathy being indvidually-oriented, the number of treatments varies and will depend on factors such as age, gender, lifestyle and general health.
All Osteopaths are skilled practitioners, have trained to a high level and are registered and regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can check our credentials by going to the AHPRA Site and ‘Searching The Register’.
While it is important to let us know of any advice you have received or medication you are taking, Osteopathy is tailored to work in conjunction – not opposition – with other medical treatments. This and the philosophy of “whole body” healing , makes Osteopathy an ideal form of therapy.
The Osteopath will conduct a thorough history and assessment. This may include both medical and musculoskeletal assessments in order to gain and appreciation of why and how the condition came about. We would appreciate if you brought some shorts or appropriate underwear to perform a full assessment. For women, a sports bra and/or singlet is also preferable. 

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