If you are new to getting help from an allied healthcare professional, it is natural to have some questions about your treatment. We’ve answered some of the most common questions people ask us before their first appointment.
No, not if you are attending the clinic as a private patient.
Your osteopath will begin by gathering details about your symptoms, general health and medical history. They will then carry out physical examinations including any necessary medical tests, observe your posture and observe simple movements to help assess how your body is functioning. The osteopathic consultation may include orthopaedic, neurological and other system examinations to help assessment and diagnosis, ensuring your suitability for osteopathic treatment. If necessary, your osteopath may refer for other tests, such as X-rays, scans or blood tests, or to other health care providers.
Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. Most people find treatment relaxing. However, particularly in the case of the care of injuries, some treatment may require the handling of painful areas. Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment similar to that felt after unaccustomed exercise.
Your initial consultation may last up to one hour because it includes a thorough history and examination as well as treatment. Follow-up treatments are usually a little shorter. Depending on the condition, they can take up to 30 minutes.
Your osteopath will ask to see any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have. You may want to wear loose clothing or bring a pair of shorts should the osteopath need to work on your lower limbs.
The costs of an appointment varies depending on the practitioner your appointment is scheduled with. Covered by all Health Funds according to your private healthcare plan. HICAPS Available and all Credit Cards accepted.
Yes – we have osteopaths that are both DVA and SIRA accredited.
Our clinic is located on George St opposite Martin Place, above the Burberry clothing store. We are in the heart of the CBD so there are a number of ways to get here:
Bus – The nearest bus terminal is Wynyard Station Depot located on the corner of York and Carrington Street. Buses also travel north and south on Castlereagh and Elizabeth Street
Train – Wynyard and Martin Place train stations are just under 2 minutes away. Circular Quay and Town Hall stations are also within walking distance
Light rail – Wynyard Station (George Street), 1 minute walk to our clinic
Ferry – Circular Quay wharf is approximately 15 minutes walk away
Car – Car parks near by include QVB, Citigroup Centre Car Park, Domain Car Park & Kent and Erskine Street Wilsons Car Park. Parking costs range rom $20-$60 for 1-2 hours, with additional discounts offered when you prebook.
Following treatment, your osteopath may decide that additional investigations such as X-ray, scans or blood tests are required. Your osteopath may refer you to another health professional.