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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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DO YOU NEED A REFERRAL?


A referral is not necessary to see an Osteopath. A Doctor may give you a referral containing relevant information to aid in your treatment process.  If you are eligible for the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program, a referral from your GP with a Care Plan is essential. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) patients require a referral in order for their claim to be processed.

APPOINTMENTS​

New Patient 1 hour $125

Return Patient 30min $90

Subsequent 1 hour $140

Children (12 years and under)

Initial consultation 30 min $105

Subsequent 30 min $75

Subsequent 1 hour $120

Concession/Pensioner

Initial consultation 1 hour $105

Subsequent 30 min $75

Subsequent 1 hour $120

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?​

To start with we’ll ask questions about what you do and who you are including how long you have been experiencing the cause of your problem.


WHAT DO I BRING?


Bring any paperwork or medical imaging (i.e. CT scans, x-rays, MRI’s, ultrasounds) that are relevant to your condition, as well as your Health Fund card if you are a member and can claim for your visit.  If you are eligible for the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program, please bring a copy of your documentation and a valid medicare card.

WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING AND CAN IT HELP ME?

Dry Needling is a treatment that uses fine filament (acupuncture) needles, but that is where the similarity to acupuncture stops. Acupuncture tends to be a more superficial treatment that focuses on restoring energy or "Qi" to the body. It is thought there are blockages that can be restored by properly placing needles along energy channels called meridians. 

Wheras, Dry Needling directly treats the neuromuscular system affecting muscle tightness, joint mobility, and symptoms of pain and irritation. Testing active trigger points with an EMG needle has shown that there is increased spontaneous electrical activity (SEA) at this active trigger point. It is kind of like buzzing or uncontrolled electricity causing the nerve muscle connection to trigger the muscle to be tight. This tightness can cause limited range of joint motion resulting in a reduction of normal functional activities of the whole body. 

Utilizing trigger point dry needing in manual therapy practice allows the patient and the therapist a hastened return to strengthening and exercise that results in a faster return to function and improved maintenance of that dysfunction.



Our Osteopaths are  registered with AHPRA and are members of Osteopathy Australia