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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering osteopathy or have any questions relating to osteopathic treatments and how they can work for you, please see our frequently asked questions below.

Why is osteopathy the answer?

Osteopaths focus on providing hands-on therapy to treat the cause of pain rather than just the symptoms. Osteopathy is beneficial as it takes the whole body into consideration to find long-term solutions for musculoskeletal issues. As such, osteopaths will spend more time with clients to comprehensively understand the patient’s history and provide valuable assessments.

How can osteopathy help me?

Osteopathy can help encourage your body to perform at its best, free from the aches and pains of everyday life. If you suffer from pain and decreased mobility, osteopathy may be the solution.

How effective is osteopathy?

Osteopathic treatments have been said to yield high satisfaction results for back, neck and musculoskeletal pain.

Do I need to book a consultation?

Yes, booking a consultation is essential. It is a good idea to book as far as possible in advance to ensure you secure your preferred date and time. To book a consultation contact Debra  or use the online booking system.

Will I need a referral from my GP?

You will not need a referral from your GP. A referral is needed for suffers of chronic pain who are eligible for the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program where Medicare agrees to pay a portion of the treatment cost. You will also need a referral from your GP if you wish to make a Work Cover, motor accidents insurance or DVA claim.

What does my consultation involve?

Your initial consultation will begin with a comprehensive medical history examination and physical assessment of your body. This is followed by hands-on treatment, advice and exercises that will assist in the management of your injury.

What should I wear to my osteopathy appointment?

It is recommended that you wear comfortable, casual clothing as you may be asked to undress to your underwear. This will be dependent on the area being treated. In the event that this occurs, a gown will be made available.

Do I need to bring anything to my consultation?

If you have any relevant X-rays or other scans and medical reports, it would be beneficial to bring these along to your consultation.

Is osteopathy painful?

Generally, osteopathy is not painful. However, some level of pain may be associated with certain aspects of treatment. If any procedure makes you feel uncomfortable, please let Debra know and treatment will be modified accordingly.

How will I feel after the treatment?

It is normal to be a little sore for a short time after the treatment due to the stimulation of your muscles and joints. This will subside within 24-48 hours.

When will I pay for my consultation?

Payment for your consultation will usually occur at the end of the consultation.

What are the fees associated with my consultation?

The fee structure is a little different at each clinic. Prices are listed on the online bookings page for each clinic, or contact Debra for the cost of a consultation.

Is Osteopathy covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

Osteopathy can be offered to self-managed and planned NDIS clients. To discuss your needs please contact Debra.

What will happen if I need to reschedule or cancel my consultation?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your consultation, it is recommended that you call and give 24 hours’ notice. Failure to do so may result in a cancellation fee being charged.

Is osteopathic treatment covered by private health insurance, Work Cover or Motor Accident Authority?

Most private health insurance providers cover osteopathy. It is possible for you to claim your health insurance on-the-spot with HICAPS. You do not need a referral to claim. Please check with your health fund for further details.

For Work Cover and other insurance claims, you will need a referral from your GP to claim your osteopathic treatment.