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.
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.
Initial Consultation $115.00
Standard Consultation $94.00
Long Consultation (2 areas of treatment) $122.00
Extended Consultation (3 areas of treatment) $159.00