Osteopathy uses a range of techniques to treat musculo-skeletal disorders and other functional disorders of the body.
What Is Osteopathy?
It is the osteopathic philosophy that the body is capable of healing itself – and maintaining this state of well-being – if barriers, such as structural problems, are removed. Osteopathy is a “whole body” system of manual therapy which uses a range of techniques to treat musculo-skeletal disorders and other functional disorders of the body. This form of treatment was developed in America in the 1870s by Dr Andrew Taylor Still and has progressed in development to be widely recognised as one of the most scientifically validated and effective therapies.
What Conditions Do Osteopaths See?
The most common complaints for which patients consult Osteopaths include:
Back and neck pain
Pain in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles
Work-related and repetitive strain injuries
Vertigo Dizziness - Epley Maneuver
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Our Melbourne Osteopaths
Dr Paul O'Keefe - Osteopath
Dr Paul O'Keefe has been practicing as an osteopath for 14 years and has developed a wealth of experience in assessing and treating a variety of aches and pains. Paul's focus is very much centered around educating his patients so they can develop the necessary skills to be able to address the specific cause of the problem. As owner of Premier Health Partners (PHP), Paul has overseen the clinic as it has grown from humble beginnings.
The practice is increasingly seeking to communicate with our patients via secure electronic means. This would include email / SMS health reminders, on-line appointment bookings, SMS appointment reminders and in the future patient uploading basic health information. To do this we need to ensure we have your email address, mobile phone number and of course your consent.
New Patients including women, men and children are welcome at Premier Health Partners. Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked via telephone (03) 9329 7077, or via our website. In cases of an urgent appointment, please call and we will assist where possible.
If you are unable to attend for a scheduled appointment, please contact us to cancel or change your appointment time. As a courtesy we send out appointment reminders to the mobile number on file and request a minimum of 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.
We have high demand for appointments and many patients miss out on seeing the doctor of their choice or even obtaining an appointment at all. Late cancellation or failing to attend does not allow the appointment to be offered to someone else seeking treatment.
A fee may be charged for failure to attend or cancellation at short notice, less than 24 hours on the day (NB: this fee does not attract a Medicare rebate).
A referral is not required to access the services of our GP’s or Allied Health Professionals. Our Osteopaths do accept GP Care Plans and GP Mental Health Care Plans (Payment is required at the time of service and claim sent through to Medicare for overnight reimbursement).
Our policy is that payments are to be made on the day of consultation. Accepted payment methods include EFTPOS, credit card and cash.
The practice offers to send your claim on line direct to Medicare. If you have your bank details registered with Medicare, the rebate will be sent to your nominated bank account within 24 hours.
We also encourage our patients to register their bank account details with Medicare to allow for prompt reimbursement of the medicare rebate to the nominated bank account. Patients can register online at www.humanservices.gov.au/online or download a Medicare Bank Account details form.
If your doctor refers you to another doctor, a specialist, or for any investigative tests please ask about fees and other costs that may arise.
Further information is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992.