Do I need to see my GP before making an appointment?

You do not need to see your GP before seeing an Osteopath. Self referral is the usual route of contact.

Does osteopathic treatment have any side effects?

Osteopathy is a very safe and effective form of treatment.

Occasionally patients may experience some discomfort  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 herniated discs 6 sessions may be needed to completely relieve symptoms.

Will treatment be covered by your medical insurance?

We are registered providers for all major private health insurers including BUPA and AXA/PPP.

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.