What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on finding the source of your pain rather than simply treating the site of pain. Osteopaths utilise a combination of soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, joint manipulation and dry needling techniques to help relieve your pain and get you moving freely and comfortably again.
What can I expect from my first Osteopathic appointment?
Your first appointment will last from 45 to 60 minutes and consist of a case history section where your osteopath will ask you about it is that has prompted you to make an appointment (pain, restricted range of motion etc), a past medical history component which will give us a thorough background and allow a more holistic view of your overall health, a hands-on treatment component and some advice going forward regarding posture and potentially beneficial stretches or strengthening exercises.
Is my appointment covered by Medicare?
If you an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan or a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan from your GP, a portion of your appointment will be covered by Medicare and you will be expected to pay the gap.
Does my private health insurance cover Osteo?
We accept all Private Health Insurance providers and you can claim your benefits on the spot using our HICAPS Eftpos machine. Please check with your individual provider before your appointment to make sure your plan covers Osteopathy.
Does the clinic treat TAC and WorkSafe patients?
Yes, we are registered to treat TAC and WorkSafe Patients.
What do I bring to my first Osteopathic appointment?
It can be helpful, but is not essential to bring any past X-Ray/MRI/CT or Ultrasound reports. Otherwise you don’t require anything but your self.
What qualifications does an Osteopath have?
Osteopaths study for 5 years total and receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Osteopathy.
What conditions can Osteopath’s treat?
Osteopath’s can treat a wide variety of conditions, an example of such conditions is listed on our “Treatments” page located at the top navigation of all pages of our website.
What are the nearest public transport stations?
Osteopathic Movement is easily accessible by pubic transport from South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Toorak, Malvern, Richmond, Cremorne and Hawksburn. Hawksburn train station is the nearest, only a 6 minute walk away. The nearest tram stops lie on either Chapel St. or Malvern road are also just a 6 minute walk.
Is there parking available?
Yes we have some on site parking in the front of the building and there is also local on street parking available