Injury and postural strains are the most common reason to see an osteopath. Osteopathy in the cranial field is suitable for all ages.
Modern Living brings different risks, injuries happen at work (including overuse and postural strains), and in accidents (often e.g. traffic, and sport).
Without doubt the most common presentations are back and neck pain.
What are some of the more common conditions you treat?
- Headaches and migraine
- Jaw and face
- Hip and knee pain and injury
- Foot and ankle pain including the heel, arch and ball of the foot
- Upper back and rib pain
- Leg pain and sciatica
- Wrist, shoulder and elbow injuries
- Hand pain and carpel tunnel symptoms
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.