Frequently Asked Questions
You may wish to seek treatment for short or long term issues that may be causing pain.
A referral is not required. However, if you have a chronic health condition we do welcome Allied Health Medicare Referrals from your GP.
It may be helpful to bring along previous scans, x-rays or reports relating to your condition.
Yes, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete some new patient details on our iPad.
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.
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.
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.
Please advise your osteopath if your condition changes between consultations. Including new injuries or changes to medication.
At times, there may be some short-term discomfort when treating painful or tender areas.
You may feel mild soreness for a day or two after treatment. If this persists or you have increased pain please call us.
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.
Depending on your condition this will vary & be discussed with you. Generally you may feel changes within 2-3 treatments.
An initial appointment is $125 or $115 with a concession.
Repeat appointments are $90 or $85 with a concession.
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.