FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between osteopathy and myotherapy?


Osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective hands on therapy for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. The aim of Osteopathy is to restore function to the affected area in order to relieve your pain, discomfort and restricted movement. Osteopaths do this using a range of techniques including soft tissue massage and stretching, joint mobilisation, spinal mobilisation and trigger point release. Osteopaths not only look at the symptoms but seek out the source of your problem. Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, which may cause muscular dysfunction and pain thus affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapists utilise a range of treatment techniques to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).




Do you treat children? Is it safe?


Osteopathic care is safe, gentle and effective without the use of drugs or surgery. It can assist the young body to adapt to growth-related changes which can prevent other health problems. It can help your baby grow into a healthy child and, ultimately, a healthy young adult. Osteopaths treat babies, children and teenagers for a range of conditions. Effective, early treatment can prevent other problems from occurring.




What is Clinical Pilates?


Pilates is a fantastic form of rehabilitative exercise aimed at whole body conditioning and improving your core stability and strength. Being both Osteopaths and Rehabilitative Pilates instructors, we apply our large amount of clinical experience to both your hands on treatment and your rehabilitative exercises.




Will my treatment be covered by my private health?


We support HICAPS and can process your claim at the same time as payment. Do check with your private health care that Osteopath or Myotherapy treatments are covered and to what extent.




Why is my first appointment longer?


We allow approximately 1 hour for the inital assessment which provides our practitioners time to thoroughly collect and discuss all necessary information of your history and present conditions. The time will enable your treating osteopath to make an assessment of your condition, discuss required treatment plan and also commence treatment to assist you in your recovery.




Do you treat pregnancy in women?


Yes, osteopaths do treat patients throughout pregnancy. Osteopathic treatment can alleviate discomfort from musculoskeletal problems that arise during pregnancy. Our osteopaths may also recommend Clinical Pilates which is a safe, low-impact, pregnancy-friendly workout that assists in strengthening your pelvic floor and core muscles, enhancing your flexibility and balance and helping to prevent pain associated with pregnancy. Working on your pelvic floor and core muscles is also important to reduce the risk of abdominal separation and incontinence after the birth of your child.




Do I need a referral from a GP?


No




What is your cancellation policy?


Please be advised that any cancellations made without 24 hours notice will incur a late cancellation fee of $20 to be paid over the phone at the time of cancellation. One hour appointments incur a late cancellation fee of $40.




Does your clinic work with TAC, Workcover and NDIS patients?


Yes, we treat all patients including TAC, Workcover and NDIS patients. Contact the clinic for more detailed information.





THE CLINIC

Suite 5, Level 1 

101 Hazel Glen Drive

DOREEN   VIC  3754

Tel:  9717 8151

Fax: 9717 8159

 

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