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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

You do not need to see your doctor before making an appointment with an Osteopath. Referrals, however, are always welcome and we strive to work with your doctor to provide a treatment plan specific to your needs.

2. Does Osteopathic treatment have side-effects?

Some patients may experience minimal discomfort after their consultation – due to the gentle manipulation and movement of joints and muscles – but this subsides quickly. It is, however, recommended that you do not over-exert yourself immediately after treatment to allow the body to ease through the healing process.

3. How do I know my Osteopath is fully qualified?

All Osteopaths are skilled practitioners, have trained to a high level and are registered and regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can check our credentials by going to the AHPRA Site and Searching The Register.

4. How many treatments will I need?

Your first consultation will determine the cause and extent of your condition and we will be able to provide you with an approximate number of treatments required. Due to Osteopathy being indvidually-oriented, the number of treatments varies and will depend on factors such as age, gender, lifestyle and general health.

5. Is Osteopathy complementary to other medical treatments?

While it is important to let us know of any advice you have received or medication you are taking, Osteopathy is tailored to work in conjunction with, not opposition to other medical treatments. This and the philosophy of "whole body healing" makes Osteopathy an ideal form of therapy.

6. What payment options are available? Am I covered?

Veterans/DVA MEMBERS are very welcome
Most private health insurance companies cover Osteopathy. We recommend contacting your medical insurance company to clarify the terms and conditions of your policy.