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General Questions

1. The body is a unit.
2. The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.
3. Structure and function are interdependent.
4. The rationale of treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unit, self-regulation and the inter-relationship of structure and function. 

(Profession founder Mr. Andrew Taylor Still, an American physician in the 19th century)

Osteopaths most commonly treat back and neck pain. However, Osteopathy may help in the management of:

  • sciatica
  • headaches and migraines
  • period pain
  • sports injuries
  • shin splints
  • postural issues
  • urinary frequency and incontinence
  • sinusitis
  • shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
  • hip, knee and foot pain
  • rib pain
  • post surgical recovery, especially fractures and joint replacement
  • pre and post natal care
  • insomnia and poor sleep
  • congestion
  • jaw pain
  • acute and chronic ankle sprains
  • breathing restrictions including those associated with asthma

Osteopathic consultations are 30-40 minutes. A hands on approach is used to diagnose and treat the whole body using a wide range of techniques from massage to stretching to manipulation. We especially regard the pelvis and the spine as crucial areas that have an effect on the other areas of the body, and they always require attention. Osteopaths will of course attend to the affected area, but will assess and consider the whole body within the treatment. Usually the matter at hand is resolved within 3 to 5 sessions however chronic conditions can take longer.

No. You can make an appointment without a referral.

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. You must obtain a special referral form from your GP to refer you to an Osteopath.

The cost of an appointment is $94 per session and $84 concession (a wide range of discounts are available). Private Health Insurance does cover Osteopathy. The amount received depends on your level of cover. HICAPS is available for a reimbursement on the spot. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. You must obtain a special referral form from your GP to refer you to an Osteopath.

The cost of an appointment is $94 per session and $84 concession (a wide range of discounts are available). Private Health Insurance does cover Osteopathy. The amount received depends on your level of cover. HICAPS is available for a reimbursement on the spot. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. You must obtain a special referral form from your GP to refer you to an Osteopath.

Most Acupuncture is relatively painless.  Although on some points you may feel a dull ache or heaviness and some musculoskeletal points may deliver more sensation when manipulated.

Acupuncture is considered a very safe and side effect free treatment.
All Acupuncture needles are sterile, single use needles that are unwrapped immediately before insertion and disposed of safely immediately after.

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For more information about Osteopathy visit: 

Osteopathy Australia

Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency,

NSW Osteopathy Council

Enhanced Primary Care Scheme

C.H.E.K Institute Trained Professionals global directory

Australian Osteopathy Network

Family support

Depression

Osteopathic Education in Australia

How Osteopathy Can Benefit Your Child