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What is an Osteopath?

Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners that view and treat the body as a whole; this means that they will take into consideration how all bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles, nerves, organs, blood supply, lymphatic system and connective tissue work together to function. Osteopathy highlights the importance between the structure of the body and the way it functions whilst also exploring the underlying factors of why the pain is present.

The practice of Osteopathy in Australia is governed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) whom requires a minimum of 5 years full time training. During this time at university osteopathic practitioners learn about human anatomy, physiology and pathology. Osteopaths are trained in the diagnosis, safe treatment and management of patients. Osteopaths are also trained to examine and refer to an appropriate medical practitioner when indicated as there can be circumstances where a specific illness can present as musculoskeletal pain.

What do Osteopaths treat?

Osteopathy provides a gentle and non invasive approach for the treatment and management of many conditions and is suitable for any given person
Some examples of the conditions Osteopathic treatment can assist in are:

- Back and Neck pain
-Sporting injuries
- Headaches/ Migraines/
- Postural strains
- Disc injury
- Sciatica
- Tendonitis
- Bursitis
-Shoulder, elbow, knee injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain associated with pregnancy
- Plantar fasciitis

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.

How many visits will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, your Osteopath will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.

What should I wear to my appointment?

You may be asked to disrobe during your consultation in order for the practitioner to be able to assess and treat more thoroughly. Due to this it may be a good idea to bring a pair of shorts to your consultation that you can get changed

How do I make an appointment?

Use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.

Do I have to be referred by a GP?

No you don't, Osteopaths can assess and treat you without a referral