What is OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a form of complementary medicine using a holistic and hands on approach to achieve functional improvement. The focus of treatment is on the body as whole, and how different parts of the body such as the skeleton, musculature, nervous system and other related systems interact with each other. Osteopaths use a variety of approaches to improve function, including manual therapy (soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching and manipulation), exercise programming, lifestyle advice and health education. In Australia osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners who complete a minimum accredited university training (5 years, full time), in anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are registered by Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Initial Consultation (60 minutes): $95
Return Consultation (30 minutes): $80
*on the spot health insurance rebates are available for those eligible (HICAPS)
**10% off seniors and concession prices
Joint pain (hip, knee etc.)
Chronic pain (lower back, neck, shoulders etc.)
Foot and ankle pain
Osteopaths are trained to check for signs of serious conditions they cannot treat. In these circumstances an osteopath will refer you for further investigation.
Upon the initial consult your osteopath will take a detailed medical history. A physical examination (range of movement, orthopaedic testing etc.) will be performed to further help formulate a diagnosis. From this your osteopath will then tailor specific treatment and or management plan.