Is Osteopathy a safe treatment if I have a serious injury or chronic disease?

Yes. In Australia, Osteopaths are university trained Allied Health professionals who are qualified to work with a complex of health problems. Our expertise is in osteopathy, biomechanics and nutrition which enables a comprehensive treatment plan catered to the individual needs of patients.

What are the main benefits of Osteopathy?

When all else has failed, medicines don’t work and pain is persistent, patients have access to non-invasive treatments that consider the body as a whole by focusing on its structural integrity to isolate and manage the underlying source of pain. Most common benefits are a reduction in pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, an increase in joint range of motion, reduction in levels of stress and anxiety and a boost in the body’s natural ability to self-regulate and fight against illness.

Should I stop taking prescribed medications?

No. We do not recommend stopping any medications provided to you by a MD specialist or doctor unless you have consulted with your doctor first. We are always happy to work with your existing healthcare team.

Do I need a referral to see an Oesteopath?

A GP referral is not necessary to make an appointment with us. You will only need a referral if you wish to see an osteopath under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management program. In this instance, you’ll need to see your doctor first..

Are Osteopathic treatments painful?

Treatments are typically gentle and will not cause discomfort. Some injuries will require manual therapy to tender areas, in which case your practitioner will take extra care to ensure your comfort. Some people experience minor soreness a few days after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise.