Osteopathy takes a whole of person approach to supporting health and the treatment of pain.
Osteopaths focus on understanding and achieving the maximal recovery for your condition, supporting your general health and well being.
Osteopaths are university trained allied health professionals who specialise in manual techniques such as massage and the manipulation of joints to bring the body back to a cohesive whole.
HOW CAN OSTEOPATHY HELP?
An osteopath can assist you in a wide range of physical conditions including:
Neck and back pain and tension
Pregnancy and postpartum care
They will work with a number of techniques including: massage, mobilisation and manipulation of joints (where appropriate).
For more information on osteopathy, visit the Osteopathy Board of Australia website www.osteopathy.org.au
WHAT HAPPENS AT MY OSTEOPATHY CONSULTATION?
At your first osteopathy consultation, your osteopath will ask you a series of questions and conduct an examination to identify your problem and any stiffness or weakness in an effort to understand the nature of your problem and the hurdles to recovery.
They will explain your condition and work with you to agree on a treatment plan to assist with your recovery, reduce your pain and prevent recurrence.
CAN I CLAIM MY OSTEOPATHY CONSULTATION?
Rebates are available for osteopathy under Medicare (enhanced care plans) Department of Vererans Affairs (DVA), WorkCover, motor vehicle accidents and most private health insurance providers.