Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I consult an osteopath?
Do I need a referral from my GP?
What do I need to bring?
Am I required to arrive early for my first appointment?
Why am I asked to complete an intake questionnaire?
What should I wear?
What happens at my first consultation?
What if my condition changes over time?
Is Osteopathic treatment painful?
Should I be in pain after treatment?
How long will my appointment take?
How many appointments will I need?
How much does an appointment cost?
Are there additional investigations or treatments?
Why should I consult an osteopath?

You may wish to seek treatment for short or long term issues that may be causing pain.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

A referral is not required. However, if you have a chronic health condition we do welcome Allied Health Medicare Referrals from your GP.

What do I need to bring?

It may be helpful to bring along previous scans, x-rays or reports relating to your condition.

Am I required to arrive early for my first appointment?

Yes, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete some new patient details on our iPad.

Why am I asked to complete an intake questionnaire?

It is necessary to provide your Osteopath with the relevant information to diagnose and discuss your treatment options. You will also be required to provide your address and contact information along with your medical history. Your Osteopath will be required to gain your informed consent for your treatment.

What should I wear?

You may be asked to undress to your underwear for physical examination.  A gown is provided and you will be covered by a towel. It is suggested that briefs are worn rather than g-string style underwear. Alternatively you may choose to wear loose clothing for your examination.

What happens at my first consultation?

You will be given the opportunity to discuss your condition with your Osteopath. This will include questions relating to your medical history, medications that you may be taking and other information that may not seem directly related to your problem.

Before treatment your osteopath will perform an examination and clinical tests. These tests assist the Osteopath to determine how best to manage your condition.

You may be asked to lift your arms & legs or bend over so please wear appropriate underwear and clothing. Osteopaths use a holistic approach for assessment, so may look at the area that is troubling you, as well as other parts of your body.

What if my condition changes over time?

Please advise your osteopath if your condition changes between consultations. Including new injuries or changes to medication.

Is Osteopathic treatment painful?

At times, there may be some short-term discomfort when treating painful or tender areas.

Should I be in pain after treatment?

You may feel mild soreness for a day or two after treatment. If this persists or you have increased pain please call us.

How long will my appointment take?

Your initial consultation may last around 60 minutes. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, to examine you and depending upon your condition, to treat you.

Follow-up treatments are usually 30 minutes.

How many appointments will I need?

Depending on your condition this will vary & be discussed with you. Generally you may feel changes within 2-3 treatments.

How much does an appointment cost?

An initial appointment is $125 or $115 with a concession.

Repeat appointments are $90 or $85 with a concession.

Are there additional investigations or treatments?

At times, you may be referred for additional diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or scan. Your Osteopath may also refer you to another health practitioner or GP if required.

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