Consultations:

Initial Consultation: 45 minutes
Follow-up Consultations: 30 Minutes

Dry Needling: additional $5 charge per appointment

Gift Certificates are available for purchase. 

Memberships:

All of our practitioners are registered with AHPRA and members of Osteopathy Australia (our professional association).

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Payment Options:

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Rebates:

Hicaps

The clinic has a HICAPS terminal which allows you to make on-the-spot claims from your private health insurance (if you have extras cover that includes Osteopathy).

Do I Need a Referral?

PRIVATE: Private patients do not need a referral for an appointment.

TAC & WORKCOVER (Worksafe): If you are a TAC/Workcover patient you simply pay our standard rate at the time of consultation and claim the rebate from the insurer.

VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA): patients require a GP referral and their Veterans number. The GP referral will last 12 months from date of issue. There is no gap payment for veterans affairs clients.

MEDICARE COVER: Medicare covers treatment for patients with complex, chronic health issues. The referral is called a CDM (Chronic Disease Management-formerly called “EPC”) and is only available from your GP if your condition fits the criteria.

Upon payment of our regular fee, we swipe your Medicare card for your rebate.  This will be deposited directly into your own bank account.

F.A.Qs

  • Australian Osteopaths’ have completed 5 years of university training
  • They have obtained a bachelor of science (clinical sciences) and a master of Health Science (osteopathy).
  • All Osteopaths must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA)
  • Our Osteopaths are also registered with Osteopathy Australia, which maintains continual professional education & standards.

This is a commonly asked question.  These health modalities may appear very similar in the problems they treat and techniques they use.  However, it is the difference in philosophies, principles and the way the techniques are applied that sets them all apart.  While it is not for us to explain the philosophies of Chiropractic or Physiotherapy, we can tell you all about osteopathy:

The holistic approach of osteopathy encompasses all aspects of the patient’s health and accesses factors that can be addressed both in and out of the treatment room. For example, if you are suffering from knee pain it is important to assess not only your knee biomechanics and associated muscle groups but also your foot, hip and low back as they too will influence the function of your knee.

  • Osteopaths will not put you on a ‘plan’ with set return dates
  • Osteopaths will treat the cause of the problem and not just your symptoms
  • Osteopaths do not treat multiple patients at a time; all appointments are one-on-one
  • Hands-on therapy makes up the majority of your appointment time; but we still prescribe exercises and use heat or ultrasound where appropriate
  • Osteopaths offer a much wider range of hands on techniques of varying pressure to suit all problems for all ages
  • As an Osteopath our goal is to not only treat the symptoms of your problem but the causes behind them.
  • In the past, you may have had a practitioner or doctor who did not give you their full attention . . . At our clinic, you get a focused, one-to-one experience. There is no multi-tasking at our clinic. We do not answer the phone or check on other patients. Your time is your time.
  • We know that it takes more than 5 minutes to hear your whole story, assess you properly ,and begin to treat you in a way that makes a difference. Your first appointment is an 45 minutes long. Your follow-up appointments are 30 minutes.
  • In the past, you may have been given a diagnosis with no explanation of what caused the problem . . . Our Osteopaths are trained to understand and explain the link between the cause of your problem and the symptoms you’re experiencing—and we have great bed-side manner.
  • In the past, you may not have received support for ongoing health . . . We will provide a follow-up plan that outlines how many treatments you need and suggest an injury-prevention plan that can fit into your busy life.

No, simply call us and make an appointment.

Yes, osteopathic treatment has been shown to be an effective, safe and gentle way to treat mothers and babies. Your body changes dramatically during pregnancy to make room for your growing baby, and this may lead to problems like back or pelvic pain, sciatica, indigestion and trouble sleeping comfortably. Your osteopath can select gentle techniques and give advice to help you manage your pregnancy more comfortably.

Yes, osteopathic treatment is a safe, gentle and effective for treating children of any age. Common reasons for bringing your child to see an osteopath include, birth trauma, accidents or falls, postural problems, growing pains and sporting injuries. Advice may also be given on general health, diet, exercise and posture. If required your osteopath may also refer your child to other health care professionals.

Osteopathic treatment is suitable for babies at any age. As 85% of skull growth occurs in the first year of your baby’s life, osteopathic treatment within the first six months provides the best opportunity to support the healthy development of your baby. Osteopathic treatment is proven to be a safe, gentle and effective treatment for babies and may help with reflux, digestive problems, suckling or feeding difficulty and ‘flat head’ or skull deformation.

Most private health insurance covers Osteopathy in the “extras” cover.  Check with your health fund to be certain.  We can claim you private health insurance on-the-spot with our Hicaps terminal.

Yes we do.  We also except Mastercard, Visa and cash.

Medicare contributions may be available if you suffer from chronic complex health conditions.  See your GP to ascertain if you are eligible for the CDM (Chronic Disease Management) care plan.

Yes we do.  Rex & Elise are qualified practitioners for this type of therapy.

Make a booking

If you are suffering from back pain and would like to book an initial consultation, you can book your next appointment at Boroondara Osteopathy by calling our receptionist.  Click on the link below and you will be taken to our contact and bookings page or feel free to give us a call on (03) 9859 5059.