Osteopathic treatment aims to help improve mobility and strength and increase performance, enabling the body to operate as efficiently and pain free as possible.
While an Osteopath will use conventional medical assessments in their diagnosis, Osteopaths are unique in that they will focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole body unit. Meaning a more rounded approach to treatment.
Treatment is built on a detailed understanding of anatomy and physiology, using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a range of hands-on techniques to manage problems affecting the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.
Using techniques including soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching and joint manipulation, Osteopaths commonly treat spinal conditions such as neck pain and headache, back pain and sciatica but are also effective in treating sporting injuries such as sprains and strains and other joint problems such as arthritis.
Government and medical studies have consistently shown manual therapy to be less expensive, use fewer drugs and have higher patient satisfaction than conventional medical care for back, neck and other musculoskeletal pain.
Osteopathy is not an alternative health option – Osteopaths are university trained government registered, allied health professionals.
What do Osteopaths do?
Individualised care for your individual needs is the characteristic of Osteopathic care. Osteopaths have advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis, management, and prevention of problems affecting the muscular, skeletal, and nervous system which are the most common sources of injury and pain. Common conditions that Osteopaths treat include:
We recognise that the best results are achieved through thorough case history taking, high quality treatment, appropriate rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
To further treatment an Osteopath may prescribe and monitor a rehabilitation exercise program or give ergonomic and postural advice as a means of enhancing recovery or preventing re-injury.
As not all patients respond to manual therapies in the same way, the variety of techniques available to your osteopath enables them to find what works well for patients, so that treatments can be as effective as possible.
Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine is an Osteopathic practice founded on the values of honesty, clarity and effectiveness. You can choose CSSM with confidence.
Camberwell Osteopaths trusted since 2003 – Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine is a trusted Osteopathic practice with a team of experienced and caring Osteopaths with close to 50 years of combined experience. Our team value is to not to be the biggest but the best, we are driven to deliver the highest levels of Osteopathic care. We are proud of our reputation as Camberwell’s leading team of Osteopaths and maintain our commitment to improving what we do every single day.
Healthcare Leaders – Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine has maintained its reputation as the benchmark for healthcare. We continually strive to lift the level of care we give by investing not only in our people but also our facilities to ensure that the environment we create leaves you in no doubt that it is all about you. The choice of the weekend warrior through to Olympic champions. CSSM continues to innovate – offering access to services usually limited to elite sporting organisations and Institutes of Sport to the everyday person.
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Care when you need it – CSSM is open extended hours during the week and right through the weekend to deliver your health Services when you need it. The Best Expertise – Open 7 days a week. Need Osteopathic care on the weekend? CSSM has Osteopaths available Saturday and Sunday to ensure that you don’t have to wait for your care.
Looking for immediate care? Whilst individual practitioner availability does vary, in most instances we should be able to arrange an appointment with one of our practitioners for the same day, certainly within 24 hours. Please phone Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine on (03) 9889 1078 or alternatively you can Make an Appointment online
CSSM requires a minimum of 24 hours notice of an appointment cancellation or rescheduling in order for you to avoid a late cancellation fee of $55.00.
After treatment you should have less pain and feel more mobile, flexible and comfortable in your movements. Relief can be dramatic and long lasting. Generally, your Osteopath will expect to see positive results within 2-4 treatments for common symptoms. However, it must be emphasised that each individual is unique and it may take several visits before your symptoms settle and to establish an appropriate management plan.
While GPs and specialists seeking the best care often refer their patients to see a Osteopath, a referral is not necessary. Osteopathy is a complementary form of treatment and works well when used in conjunction with medical treatment. For an Osteopathy consultation simply make an appointment with Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine directly by calling 9889 1078.
Your initial consultation will take around 40-50 minutes, during which your Osteopath will:
• Take a thorough history to gain an understanding of your injury and circumstances that
could have led to your condition.
• Examine your body and identify the type, source and cause of symptoms.
• Diagnose your condition and discuss this with you.
• Provide treatment using techniques appropriate for your condition.
• Devise a treatment plan and involve you in these treatment and rehabilitation
• Educate you about your condition.
• Discuss the proposed treatment plan which may involve further treatment.
Subsequent sessions generally last 20-30 minutes.
Osteopathic treatment is covered under the ancillary or extras cover of most major health
insurers. Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine is able to offer “on the spot” rebates via HICAPS.
The rebate varies depending on your health insurer and level of cover so make sure to check the details of your policy.
If your condition meets certain requirements and you have a vaild referral from your Doctor, Medicare may offer limited rebates for Osteopathic treatment. In the instance that you suffer from a chronic condition, your GP can refer you to an Allied Health Professional, such as an Osteopath, for up to five sessions each calendar year. Not all conditions qualify for this program and there will still be an out of pocket expenses for these services. For more information talk to your Doctor and ask them about your eligibility for a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan prior to making an appointment with CSSM.