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Osteopathy FAQ

prenatal osteo

Q: What is Osteopathy?

A: In Australia, osteopaths are government registered allied health practitioners who complete university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths work in private practices and treat patients with pain caused by muscles, joints, bones, nerves and/or the surrounding connective tissue. 


Q: What do Osteopaths do?

A: Osteopaths work with your neuro-muscular system- the muscles, bones, nerves and other tissues that play a role in body movement and structure. We understand how the various parts of the body are designed to work together and appreciate the impact if something isn’t moving correctly.


A treatment with an Osteopath can include a combination of:

  • Musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments. Using a range of tools and techniques, Osteopaths can conduct a thorough assessment of the body to create a working diagnosis. 
  • Manual therapy. This includes a variety of ‘hands-on’ techniques to help provide relief from pain and discomfort. It may also include dry needling or cupping. 
  • Movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments.
  • Clinical rehabilitation programs. We understand that what you do outside of treatment is important and managing strength and flexibility imbalances will be important for moving away from pain. 
  • Lifestyle advice. Looking beyond pain, osteopaths will also address any lifestyle factors such as stress, diet, hobbies that may impact your recovery.


Q: What conditions can osteopaths treat?

A: Osteopaths can treat a variety of patients who experience long term (chronic) or short term (acute) problems. Some of these conditions include: 

  • Neck or back pain
  • Postural issues
  • Muscular strains or sprains
  • Shoulder or elbow pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Tendon problems
  • Sciatica 
  • Sports injuries
  • Leg pain
  • Hip, knee or foot pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Support through pre and post natal stages


Q: What do I wear to an osteopathy consultation?

A: Ideally comfortable clothing that you can move in. 


Q: How much does an osteopathy consultation cost?


Initial Osteo consults: $115

Return appointments: $88

Rehab appointments: $100

If you have private health it may cover a portion of the consult fee, rebates on Osteopathy treatment can ra

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