What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a gentle treatment using a variety of hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat the structural and bio-mechanical dysfunctions of your body.
It is a “whole body” system of manual therapy which can assist you using a range of techniques and exercise prescription to manage musculoskeletal disorders, injury rehabilitation and other functional disorders of the body.
We treat muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and fascia to support the body’s self-healing mechanism, to gently release any strains present, relieve pain and discomfort and improve mobility.
It is the osteopathic philosophy that the body is capable of healing itself – and maintaining this state of well-being – if barriers, such as structural problems, are removed. This form of treatment was developed in America in the 1870s by Dr Andrew Taylor Still and has progressed in development to be widely recognised as one of the most scientifically validated and effective therapies.
We use a range of techniques to accommodate the individual needs of all our patients. These techniques include:
- Soft tissue and myofascial techniques
- Gentle joint manipulation
- Trigger-point therapy
- Exercise prescription using scientifically validated rehabilitation programs
What Conditions Do Osteopaths See?
Your Osteopaths at Premier Health Partners have experience in treating the following health complaints:
- Lower back pain and sciatica
- Whiplash and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Sporting injuries
- Hip and gluteal pain
- Knee pain and patella tracking problems
- Foot/ankle problems, including plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain, including rotator cuff injuries
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow
- Wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
- TMJ problems (jaw pain)
- Arthritis and joint pain
We’ve seen thousands of people – so there’s every possibility that what you’ve got – we’ve seen…
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Our Melbourne Osteopaths
Osteopathy Consultation Fees
- Initial Consultation $115.00
- Subsequent Consultation $90.00
- Extended Consultation (1 hour) $145.00
The practice is increasingly seeking to communicate with our patients via secure electronic means. This would include email / SMS health reminders, on-line appointment bookings, SMS appointment reminders and in the future patient uploading basic health information. To do this we need to ensure we have your email address, mobile phone number and of course your consent.
New Patients including women, men and children are welcome at Premier Health Partners. Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked via telephone (03) 9329 7077, or via our website. In cases of an urgent appointment, please call and we will assist where possible.
If you are unable to attend for a scheduled appointment, please contact us to cancel or change your appointment time. As a courtesy we send out appointment reminders to the mobile number on file and request a minimum of 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.
We have high demand for appointments and many patients miss out on seeing the doctor of their choice or even obtaining an appointment at all. Late cancellation or failing to attend does not allow the appointment to be offered to someone else seeking treatment.
A fee may be charged for failure to attend or cancellation at short notice, less than 24 hours on the day (NB: this fee does not attract a Medicare rebate).
We respect the right of the patient and ensure all complaints are dealt with in a timely manner.
This practice acknowledges that patient complaints are an important source of customer feedback.
Under the Health Services Act 1987 people with complaints should try to resolve them directly with the health service provider.
If a satisfactory outcome is not achieved then complaint can be directed to the Health Services Commissioner for action by calling 03 8601 5200.
A referral is not required to access the services of our GP’s or Allied Health Professionals. Our Osteopaths do accept GP Care Plans and GP Mental Health Care Plans (Payment is required at the time of service and claim sent through to Medicare for overnight reimbursement).
- Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.45 pm.
- Monday & Wednesday 9.00 – 7.30 pm
- Tuesday 1.00 – 5.00 pm
- Thursday & Friday 9.00 – 4.00 pm
- Monday 2.00 – 7.00 pm
- Wednesday 12.00 – 7.00 pm
- Friday 8.30 – 11.30
Our policy is that payments are to be made on the day of consultation. Accepted payment methods include EFTPOS, credit card and cash.
The practice offers to send your claim on line direct to Medicare. If you have your bank details registered with Medicare, the rebate will be sent to your nominated bank account within 24 hours.
We also encourage our patients to register their bank account details with Medicare to allow for prompt reimbursement of the medicare rebate to the nominated bank account. Patients can register online at www.humanservices.gov.au/online or download a Medicare Bank Account details form.
If your doctor refers you to another doctor, a specialist, or for any investigative tests please ask about fees and other costs that may arise.
Further information is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992.