What is the difference between Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, and Chiropractic? As an Osteopath, I’m most likely going to be biased! I feel that Osteopaths are a great choice for the treatment of a range of issues including back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, tendonitis etc. We take time to consider psychosocial contributing factors to body pain, a position that is strongly backed by research on pain and suffering. Osteopaths are highly trained in obtaining a diagnosis and always use hands-on techniques for pain relief. We will form a treatment plan specifically for you and work with you to get you back to optimum health. Traditionally chiropractic treatment is spinal manipulative based and Physiotherapy is traditionally is emphasized more around rehabilitation.
How long will my Osteopathic appointment take? Our initial osteopathic consultation takes up to an hour due to case history, a thorough examination, and careful consideration towards making a diagnosis followed by treatment. Follow-up osteopathic treatments take up 30mins.
Can I claim Osteopathy on my health fund? Yes, most if not all health funds cover Osteopathy. You will need to check with your current healthcare provider if you are eligible.
Do I need to wear specific clothing to my appointment? We prefer patients to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes.
Is there parking nearby? Yes, besides metered parking on the street, there is 2hour FREE parking available at Broadway Shopping center on Bay St.
Where’s the nearest bus stop? The nearest city-bound bus stop is 50m around the corner, whilst the west-bound bus stop is 130m across the road.
How many sessions will I need with the Osteopath? For general musculoskeletal injuries, most can resolved between 3 to 4 visits. More complicated and chronic cases may need more consideration requiring up to 8 visits.
Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath? No, you do not require a referral to see an Osteopath.
I was injured at work. Do you accept Workers Comp Claims? Yes, osteopaths are registered by AHPRA and approved by SIRA to provide treatment under the NSW workers’ compensation system.
Is Osteopathy covered by Medicare? Yes. There are specific criteria you have to discuss with your GP to see if you are eligible under the Chronic Disease Management plan.
Do I need an x-ray? You do not require an x-ray or investigations such as a CT scan, MRI, and or ultrasound unless the osteopath deems it necessary for the diagnosis of a musculoskeletal injury.
Dry needling? What is it? Dry Needling practitioners insert acupuncture-style needles into myofascial trigger points in the body. Dry Needling is a Western medicine approach to releasing tight muscular bands and is more targeted at specific muscle-tendon junctions in certain areas. Whilst Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine approach that treats imbalance in the body’s systems, through the nervous and meridian systems.
Do you offer dry needling as part of the Osteopathy appointment? We have Osteopaths who do offer dry needling as part of their treatment.
Do you do lymphatic drainage massage? Lymphatic drainage is offered by our massage therapists and osteopaths in their treatment.
Do you offer pregnancy massage? Yes, our massage therapist does offer pregnancy massage.
I’m pregnant. Can I still come for my Osteopathathic appointment? Yes. It is safe to receive Osteopathic treatment whilst pregnant.
Do you accept Amex? Yes, we do accept Amex.