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Osteopathy treats pain and problems arising from both trauma and postural strains. Postural strain increases with poor ergometrics and repetitive tasks; computer use is a well-known example. Traumas, both recent and old, are a common cause of musculoskeletal pain. As a holistic modality, the effects of your lifestyle and work are considered in your presentation.

The ‘Art’ of the osteopath is to use direct human contact to quickly reduce both symptoms and strain patterns using minimal force. Strains are recognised by changes in joint movement and the accompanying soft tissues including but not limited to ligaments, muscles and fascia. Resolution of pain and the accompanying strains with a return to previous activity levels is the aim of treatment and is usually achievable.

What are some of the more common conditions you treat?
  • Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica and Leg pain
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Jaw and bite problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain.
  • Wrist pain and carpel tunnel symptoms
  •  Shoulder and elbow strain
  • Work and Life related pain
  • Childhood and Adolescent injuries
  • Work and Motor Vehicle accidents
How much treatment will I need?
By maintaining a high level of commitment to resolution of conditions we are able to minimise the number of treatments you require when compared to other clinics. Frequently symptoms resolve with 1 to 3 visits.  Referral is considered immediately if you fail to respond.
Who does the work?
All work is performed by the osteopath without electrotherapeutic equipment or dry needling/acupuncture.
How long is a consultation?
The average time for a consultation is 30 to 50 minutes with a flexible appointment system to allow for your individual needs. Factors that may influence the time in a consultation include the number of things you require us to look at and the chronic nature of your problems.
How much does an appointment cost?
Fees are time-dependent and may increase to $200 for 60 minutes with consideration given to individual circumstances, so please contact us if you think you may be eligible e.g.  from $110 for a short consultation (children under 12 years of age and pensioners with a valid health card).
Can I claim for treatment?
Most funds cover for osteopathy when you have taken out private insurance Extra Cover. The extent of the cover varies from fund to fund and you may need to ask your provider directly. Most funds have easy online claim systems to facilitate your rebate.
Are motor accidents and work injuries covered?
Osteopaths are Government registered and are therefore claimable through the Motor Accident Authority, WorkCover and under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management plan. Referral from your GP is advised in these cases.