Do I need a referral to see an osteopath?

Sherbourne House - Osteopathy and Remedial massageMany patients are referred to osteopaths by their doctors, other health practitioners or personal trainers. However, as osteopaths are primary care practitioners, you can make an appointment directly without a referral.

Are osteopathic treatments painful?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation.

Most osteopathic treatments are gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persist or increases significantly, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.

Can I clain my private health fund rebate at the clinic?

Yes you can use most private health funds cards at our clinic so that you only have to pay the gap.

What are the available methods of payments?

Payments can be made by cash, cheque, Eftpos, Direct debit, Hicaps, Visa, or Master Card. Other cards may be also be accepted, feel free to contact us to enquire.

Which rebates am I entitled to?

Our Osteopaths are approved service providers by :

  • the Victorian Workcover Authority,
  • the Traffic Accident Commission Vic,
  • the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

To ensure that you receive your rebate entitlement, you will need to provide all relevant documentation upon your initial consultation.

Private health funds with extras tables often offer rebates, please check with your fund.

Other rebate opportunities may be available to you through Medicare if your GP refers you for Osteopathic treatments, as part of the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (E.P.C).