WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR OSTEOPATHIC CONSULTATION.

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A CONSULTATION?

 

Osteopathy is a wholistic type of medicine which focus on finding out the cause of your symptoms, and not simply the site of your pain or discomfort.

For this reason, initial consultations involve taking a detailed account of your current complaint and also a general medical history.

 

Your osteopath will then conduct a clinical assessment which may involve range of motion, strength testing, palpation and specific orthopaedic and other clinical tests. This is to identify assess areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body. Once a diagnosis is reached, the osteopath will discuss this with you and commence treatment.

 

Osteopaths are trained in a wide variety of techniques which allows them to treat each patient with what is suitable for them. Osteopaths will often also prescribe exercise and stretches and offer ergonomic, breathing and lifestyle advice.

 

Please allow up to 45 minutes for your first consultation.

 

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

 

Please bring along any imaging (x-ray/MRI etc) or tests results which are relevant to your complaint. 

 

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

 

Your Osteopath may ask you to undress as part of standard examination and treatment. However it is important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to wear flexible pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into. We also provide gowns if you prefer. 

 

 

IS OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT PAINFUL?

 

Our aim is always to provide a comfortable treatment experience. 

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation if indicated.

Most Osteopathic treatments are gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries or complaints do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your practitioner will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, please call the clinic to discuss your concerns.

 

 

PAYMENTS & PRICES

 

 

Initial Consultation $85

Subsequent Consultation $80

 

 

Payment is required at the time of consultation and we accept EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa, cash and cheque. 

 

We accept all Australian health funds and can process your health insurance rebate at the time of payment so you will only pay the gap.

 

We accept patients who are seeking treatment through third parties for Osteopathic treatment through: Transport and Accident Commission (TAC); Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA); WorkSafe Victoria; and Medicare team care arrangement (EPC) plans.

You will be required to pay the consultation fee in full and then claim your rebate. 

Medicare claims can be processed at the time of consultation through out HICAPS system. 

 

We do offer bulk billing for Medicare team care arrangement/EPC plans to pensioners and concession card holders if appointments are between 10am - 3pm weekdays. 

 

Please call the clinic if you have any questions or would like to make a booking!

 

 

 

Please note, acupuncture services are separate and are not part of the osteopathic treatment.