FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
OSREOPATHIC APPOINTMENT FEES
New Patient 1 hour $125
Return Patient 30min $90
Subsequent 1 hour $140
Children (12 years and under)
Initial consultation 30 min $90
Subsequent 30 min $75
Initial consultation 1 hour $105
Subsequent 30 min $75
Subsequent 1 hour $120
REMEDIAL MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS FEES
30 min $50
60 min $95
90 min $135
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 ends. 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.
Dry Needling directly treats the neuromuscular system affecting muscle tightness, joint mobility, and symptoms of pain and irritation. Utilizing trigger point dry needling 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
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call our reception on (02)9980 8288