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‘How Much Does A Treatment Cost?

Initial Consultation – $100.00

Subsequent Consultation – $90.00

Concession Card Holders receive a $10 discount

Claim on the spot with our HICAPS facility.

DVA – Gold and White Cards accepted.

Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management referrals accepted. Once account is paid the medicare rebate of $52.95 is paid into your savings/cheque account.

 

Now Available – Book and Move Appointments ONLINE

Patients can book their appointments anytime using this LINK.  To log in you need your full name, email and mobile number.

 

Opening Hours

Monday  8.00am – 5pm

Tuesday  8.30am – 7.00pm

Wednesday  8.00am – 5pm

Thursday  7.45am – 5pm

Friday 7.45am – 4.30pm

Saturday  8.00am- 2.30pm

 

What is the difference between osteopathy in the cranial field and other approaches that osteopaths may use?

Cranial osteopathy is the gentlest technique that an osteopath can use. The osteopath is still working to release strain in your muscles and joints but they do it with gentle balancing rather than forceful manipulation.

If you would like to read more, click through to our Cranial Osteopathy page.

 

Who can benefit from osteopathic treatment?

Osteopathy is helpful for all age groups. For more detailed information about each age group, check out our babies, children, teenagers, adults, pregnant women and seniors pages.

 

Should I bring x-rays?

If you have had any x-rays or other medical tests, these or the reports may help the osteopath manage your condition.

 

What happens during my first treatment?

Your osteopath will discuss in detail the location and source of any aches, pain, and discomfort in the body. To better diagnose you they will want to know about when your pain started and why, whether it has improved or deteriorated, what it feels like and other specifics about your problem.

You will also be required to answer questions about your previous medical history so the osteopath can rule out any potential pathological reasons for your pain. Any surgeries or big accidents will also asked about as these can impact on your musculoskeletal strain.

Being non-invasive the patient remains fully clothed on the treatment table, and we work to keep you in a position of comfort. If you’d like to know more, have a look at Our Treatment page

 

How many treatments do I need?

On average between 3-6 treatments. A chronic condition may require maintenance over a longer period of time. Acute pain, depending on the severity may be treated in less time.

 

How long are the treatment sessions?

30-45 minutes is the usual time frame.

 

What is the difference between a craniosacral therapist and an osteopath using osteopathy in the cranial field?

Although treatments may feel similar to the patient, osteopaths’ study for five years at a government accredited University course. Once qualified, Osteopaths are governed by The Australian Board of Osteopathy, and are required every year to do continuing professional development (CPD). Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners, meaning patients who see an osteopath can claim with private health funds, Medicare’s CDM and DVA, and can be referred on for further investigations such as x-rays.  Find out more about cranial osteopathy here.

Craniosacral therapists do not have any specific university qualification, and are taught in varying course structures that range from one weekend course to several months. You will not claim any health fund rebates, medicare or DVA and they are unable to send off for x-rays.

 

Can I claim my Osteopathic Treatment on Private Health Care?

The ‘extras’ cover for most private health funds include osteopathic treatment. Rebates vary depending on the level of cover and can range from $20 to full benefit. Our HICAPS facility allows you to process your health claim here.

 

Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

A referral is not necessary as an osteopath is a primary health care practitioner. This means the osteopath is able to refer for further testing if appropriate.