Osteopathy is an effective form of complementary medicine that aims to restore the body’s musculoskeletal system to a state of balance. As Osteopaths we focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue function as a holistic unit. We aim to relieve your pain, dysfunction and immobility via a “hands-on” approach.
Osteopaths pride themselves on their expertise in using “hands-on” techniques. Our treatment methods, addressing a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints, are considered some of the safest and most gentle forms of complementary therapies available.
Common complaints include: Neck & head pain, lower back pain, sciatica, headaches, jaw pain, sciatica, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, arthritic pain & stiffness as well as pre and post-natal care.
We use a wide range of treatment techniques including: Soft tissue massage and stretching techniques, Articulation/Mobilisation, Muscle Energy Techniques, Counter-strain and Functional Techniques, Cranial and Biodynamic Approach and Joint Manipulation (High Velocity Low Amplitude techniques) if appropriate.
Osteopathy is suitable for treating people of all age groups. This includes newborn babies, children, teenagers, pregnant women, adults, the elderly, athletes, tradesmen and more.
All practitioners at Osteocare are registered with Hicaps for your convenience. Along with processing your private health funds payment we have eftpos and credit card facilities available. Private Health Fund rebates are available to patients with ‘Extras’ cover and can be processed at the completion of your consultation. The rebate amount varies depending on your health fund policy.
Initial Standard Consultation (40 Minutes) $110.00
Returning Standard Consultation (40 Minutes) $110.00
Patients suffering chronic conditions may be referred by their GP for Osteopathic treatment. Under the Federal Government initiative, Medicare Plus – Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan / Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. A large percentage of the consultation fees are covered leaving minimal out of pocket expenses. Consult your GP for further information.
Patients under the Veteran Affairs Scheme are covered by the Australian Government for treatment at Osteocare. Approval is provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and referrals to Osteocare must be obtained from your GP. For further information, please contact DVA on 1300 550 547.
Our Osteopaths are university qualified, registered with the APHRA, Osteopaths Registration Board of Queensland and are accredited members of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA). Our skills are kept up to date with regular continuing professional development courses to stay abreast of the latest research.
A typical consultation lasts up to 40 minutes and includes the taking of a comprehensive case history, a thorough examination, followed by hands-on treatment. All techniques aim to restore movement to areas of the body identified as being tight or restricted in movement. This enables the body to function at its optimal level which in turn allows healing to occur quickly.
Consistent with our whole person philosophy, advice for further management of your condition, including stretches, ergonomics, posture, rehabilitative exercises and nutrition may also be incorporated into a consultation to ensure that your condition is addressed thoroughly.
This will depend on what you present with. Most people find relief from pain after the first session and significant improvement after 3-5 treatments.
Longer term health goals involve education and awareness of the underlying causes of your complaint, offering you tools to empower yourself to better health, and providing you with strategies to prevent recurrences.
No referral is required from your GP to see an Osteopath.
Osteocare collects personal and medical information that is necessary to provide the best possible care by enabling appropriate and thorough diagnosis, treatment and management of our patients.
We will only disclose personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act.
This means that personal information may be disclosed:
• For the purposes for which we have advised that we are collecting it, and for related purposes that the individual would reasonably expect,
• Where we have the consent of the individual to do so,
• As required by law, or
• Under other circumstances where permitted under the Act.
In the course of our business activities, we may need to disclose some of your personal information to relevant staff.
Osteocare takes appropriate steps to ensure that all information is protected from loss, misuse, or unauthorised access, disclosure or modification. All personal information collected will be managed confidentially and securely and destroyed appropriately when no longer required.
Our premise is secure and access to our administrative and patient records system is restricted via user identification and password. All staff are subject to strict obligations of confidentiality.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date, and has been obtained directly from individuals or other reputable sources.
For our business to provide quality service to all patients this policy was developed.
• Should a patient wish to cancel or reschedule an Osteopathic appointment, Osteocare requires a minimum of 24 hours. This allows us to offer the appointment to another patient.
• If less than 24 hour notice is given or a patient does not show up for their scheduled appointment, a nominal late fee may apply.
If you have any further questions which you would like answered, please feel free to call us at Osteocare on 3256 6156.