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Can I claim my Osteopathy on Private health Insurance or Medicare?

Private health insurance policies have an option called “extras”. If Osteopathy is included in your policy we can provide a on the spot claim via HICAPS.

Osteopathy is only covered by medicare if you are eligible for an enhanced primary care plan that is initiated by your treating doctor. For more information on the enhanced primary care program please http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicare-health_pro-gp-pdf-allied-cnt.htm

What conditions do Osteopaths deal with?

Osteopathy treat of a wide variety of musculo-skeletal problems, but it also has a role to play in the management of a number of other conditions. The most common complaints for which patients consult Osteopaths include:

  • back and neck pain,
  • sciatica,
  • headaches,
  • pains in peripheral joints such as shoulders, knees and ankles, tendinitis and muscle strains,
  • work-related and repetitive strain injuries, and
  • sports-related injuries.

However, Osteopathy can also play a significant role in pain management or when used in conjunction with medical treatment.

Many mothers-to-be find Osteopathic treatment very beneficial both to reduce back pain during pregnancy and also to help prepare the body for birth. In addition, there is a wide variety of gentle non-manipulative techniques for use on infants and small children.

Do I need to bring my X-Rays or any other relevant information?

Yes, please bring any relevant health information to your consultation. This may include CT- Scan, MRI, diagnostic ultrasound or even blood tests. The more information provided helps the Osteopath make a accurate diagnosis. Please keep in mind if any further testing is needed the Osteopath will arrange for appropriate referrals.

Do I need a referral to see a Osteopath?

No. As Osteopaths are primary health care providers appointments can be made by calling the clinic directly on 03 9699 2499.

Do I need to bring my X-Rays or any other relevant information?

Yes, please bring any relevant health information to your consultation. This may include CT- Scan, MRI, diagnostic ultrasound or even blood tests. The more information provided helps the Osteopath make a accurate diagnosis. Please keep in mind if any further testing is needed the Osteopath will arrange for appropriate referrals.