What is Osteopathy

Osteopath rubbing patient's face in a calm room

Osteopathy is a philosophy and form of healthcare that emphasises the interrelationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopathy is hands-on manual Medicine that focuses on the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. Utilising techniques like dry needling, cupping, physical manual therapies, joint manipulation, and mobilisation our therapists will address wide range of conditions, injures and dysfunction. All our Osteopaths are be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the registration and accreditation of 16 health professions across Australia. AHPRA supports the 15 National Boards in implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Yes you can claim Osteo with Medicare and or private health

What qualifications do osteopaths have?

To become an osteopath you have to complete a degree in clinical sciences at university with a major in osteopathic studies, followed by a postgraduate qualification in osteopathy. Alternatively, you can complete a double degree in health science and applied science (osteopathy).

What do Osteopaths treat

We are experienced in treating all body complaints such as lower back pain, headaches, shoulder issues and everything in-between. We are also proficient in managing conditions such as disc bulges, bursitis, tendinopathies, strains, sprains and arthritis.

  • Back pain
  • Disc bulges
  • Prolapse discs
  • Postural imbalances
  • Joint restrictions
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Neuromuscular injury
  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Ligament and connect tissue sprains
  • Muscle tears
  • Neck stiffness
  • Shoulder pain

What happens in an osteopathy appointment

Your first consultation will take 60 minutes during which your Osteopath will take a thorough medical history, followed by a physical examination. This examination involves palpation of soft tissues, assessment of joint range of motion, neurological and orthopaedic testing and referral for imaging if required. We assess all related body parts to your presenting complaint and follow with the appropriate treatment. You will leave with a comprehensive understanding of your condition and a clear treatment plan of how we recommend you would move forward. Return consultations are 30 or 45minutes.Our practitioners will only ever see one patient at a time, dedicating 100% of their time to you.

Can I claim Osteopathy on my private health insurance?

Many private health insurance schemes give benefits for Osteopathic treatment. Reimbursement will depend on the insurer and the plan you have chosen. Contact the helpline of your insurance company who will explain the actual benefits and methods of claim for your individual policy. We offer the HICAPS system at the clinic for immediate payment of your claim.

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Our team of professional Osteopathy have over 10 years of clinic experience. We care about each client as if they were family and want to help you reach your health and fitness goals in a pain free and safe manner - we support each client every step of the way through their journey.

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