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MAP
  • Pain Relief and Treatment

    for all types of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions

  • Rehabilitation and Prevention

    of injuries and musculoskeletal complaints

  • Improve overall Posture

    ergonomics and body awareness with muscle flexibility, strength and ease of movement

  • Treatment for your
    changing body

    during and after pregnancy

  • Treatments for colic, birth trauma and much more

    for your child's optimal health and well being

FAQs

Do I need a referral from my GP? 
No, a referral is not necessary. Simply make an appointment with St Kilda Osteopathy directly and make sure you bring any relevant imaging or reports to help your osteopath make an accurate assessment. 

Is osteopathic treatment covered by my private health fund? 
Osteopathic treatment is covered under the ancillary or extras cover of most major health insurers. We offer instant rebates via HICAPS. The rebate varies depending on your health insurer, so check the details of your policy. 

Do you have HICAPS facilities? 
Yes, we offer instant rebates via HICAPS when paying for your appointment. 

Is osteopathic treatment covered by Medicare? 
Yes, Medicare now covers osteopathic treatment in certain conditions. If you suffer from chronic pain, your GP can refer you to an osteopath for up to five treatments each year. You must have a referral from your GP, so talk to them about an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. 

I’m pregnant, can I have osteopathic treatment? 
Yes, osteopathic treatment is a fantastic way to treat mothers and babies. Your body changes 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 appropriate techniques and give advice to help you manage your pregnancy more comfortably. 

Do you treat babies, children and teenagers? 
Yes!  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. 

What is the difference between osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractics? 
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. There are some similarities between the three modalities both in conditions treated and in some of the techniques used. The main differences are found in the philosophies behind each modality and how the principles of treatment are applied. 

The main principles of Osteopathy are that the body is a unit and that the structure and function of the body are interrelated. This means that damage, to one area of the body can have dramatic effects on other regions of the body. Osteopaths aim to treat the symptoms of the problem as well as the cause behind them. In doing so, all of our techniques are hands-on and are specific to your condition and your medical history. 

Is osteopathic treatment safe? 
The risks associated with osteopathic treatment are very low. At St Kilda Osteopathy we consider your safety and security to be of utmost importance. After taking a full case history, your osteopath will choose the lowest risk techniques for treating you specifically, and aim to improve your pain and ease your discomfort.

How many treatments will I need? 
Your osteopath will expect to see positive results within 2 to 4 treatments for common symptoms. However, each individual is unique and therefore some people will require more or less treatment before their symptoms improve. We will always discuss this with you at each treatment.


At St. Kilda Osteopathy you will never feel rushed

We ensure ample time is provided to assess and treat all areas which may be contributing to your condition. This may include techniques such as gentle manipulation, combined with soft tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, muscle energy techniques, articulation, stretching, postural alignment, nutritional and rehabilitation advice for a longer lasting result. Structural and Cranial Osteopathy is offered at St Kilda Osteopathy for the best results for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in adults, teenagers, kids and newborns.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or queries.

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Each session incorporates a thorough diagnosis, explanation and "hands on" treatment with the highest quality care. Our treatments are appropriate for pain, injuries, muscle and joint related complaints including acute, chronic or complex case.

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