Do I need to see my GP before making an appointment?
You do not need to see your doctor before seeing an osteopath. However if we feel that further investigations are required we will contact your GP but only if you are happy for us to make that contact.
A specialist or GP referral may be required if you wish to make a claim through your private health insurance.
Does osteopathic treatment have any side effects?
Osteopathy is a very safe and effective form of treatment.
Occasionally patients may experience some discomfort for a short time after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. It is always a good idea to take it easy after treatment to allow the body to readjust.
How many treatments will I need?
We expect to see significant improvement after 1 – 2 sessions. In more involved cases such as slipped discs 6 sessions may be needed to completly relieve symptoms.
Will treatment be covered by my medical insurance?
We are registered providers for all major private health insurance companies including BUPA and AXA/PPP.
What’s the ‘click’ you hear with manipulation?
Nobody knows for sure but it is believed that the click is the noise of gas escaping from the fluid around the joint. Manipulation should not hurt but the noise can be a little disconcerting.
What’s the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?
Osteopaths focus on maximizing the function of the whole body by working on its structure – muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and connecting tissues. We use various techniques from very gentle massage and stretching to more robust joint articulation and manipulation to facilitate a return to health.
Chiropractors traditionally focus on spinal alignment with or without x-rays and tend to use more manipulation in this treatment. These treatments tend to be a lot shorter and closer together.