Training & treatment approach
Our osteopaths are trained to treat a broad range of health conditions, treatment can be offered to patients musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones), vascular system (veins and arteries), nervous system (nerves), and the visceral system (organs).
They have have complete a 5 year degree as Masters of Osteopathy, and are registered with the health regulatory board AHPRA. They also have the relevant Osteopathic Insurance and are Members of Osteopathy Australia.
Osteopathy treatment can help with:
Our Osteopaths offer a wide range of treatment techniques that they will include during a treatment session.
These specialised techniques include:
Soft Tissue Technique
Soft tissue techniques include a broad range of techniques commonly utilised by musculoskeletal therapists; techniques include the use of light or firm pressure to muscles with the expected goals of reducing muscle tone. These techniques may also be aimed towards the patient’s tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue such as fascia.
Muscle Energy Technique / Advanced stretching techniques (MET)
Muscle energy techniques describe a form of manual therapy whereby a therapist uses the patient’s own energy in the form of a gentle muscular contraction to relax and lengthen the patients restricted muscles.
Involves passive movement of the affected joint to improve patient range of motion (ROM). The technique involves the repeated movement of a patient joint into and out of a motion barrier.
Our practitioners apply a direct thrust delivered quickly however gently to the desired joint, when delivered you may hear a pop or click of a joint.
Commonly the thrust is delivered towards the patient’s restriction, the sound that many people associate with this technique Is due to the sudden increase in the range of motion of the affected joint.
Joint manipulation is a technique commonly practiced by both our osteopaths and chiropractors.
Dry needling is the insertion of sterile, single use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) into a patient’s muscle. Dry needling is effective at reducing pain, improving range of motion and releasing myo-fascial trigger points (knots in muscles).
Muscle release massage
Specific stretches and strengthening exercises
No referral is required to see any of our practitioners, however you may eligible to receive a Medicare treatment rebate using an EPC Management plan / referral form to claim a refund of $55.30 per visit, for five visits, every calendar year.
Our osteopaths may recommend that patients undergo conjunctive treatment with another modality offered at ChiroCure, such as Massage therapy or Dry Needling, to better manage a condition or symptoms.
Our Osteopaths are qualified, and they are claimable with Hicaps using Private Health Insurance.
Medicare Treatment Refunds - The Commonwealth Government of Australia allows Medicare to pay more than 90% of treatment costs for 5 appointments every year.
To claim a medicare rebate for Osteopathy or Chiropractic treatment, patients must supply a referral from a general practitioner (GP) and bring it with them to their first appointment.
Rehab & exercise
Our Osteopath practitioners offer patients help and advice about how to better manage their pain and injury in daily life. The use of corrective exercises is often advocated in the effective treatment and management of many common musculoskeletal injuries.
In essence a corrective exercise is any movement or exercise utilised to correct a specific dysfunction. We offer patients personalised rehab programs with corrective stretches, strengthening and stabilising exercises, to support and enhance recovery. Rehab can improve blood flow around the body by restoring nervous system function.
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