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Osteopath Melbourne

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Osteopath Melbourne

Book online – Osteopathic Treatment : Osteopath Melbourne are available at Osteopathy CBD for Osteopathy, Massage, and Dry Needling treatment consultations.

 

About Osteopathy & Osteopathic Treatment

Osteopathy is a system of health care that focuses on treatment of the physical body, the joints, muscles & connective tissue with ‘hands on’ techniques such as deep tissue massage & myofascial release, muscle energy technique, stretching, joint mobilization & manipulation.

Osteopathic treatment has several applications including:

  • Treating muscular contractions following periods of immobility.
  • Increasing the quality & range of motion in joints after muscular or joint strain.
  • Breaking down scar tissue caused by trauma.

Osteopathic treatment can also enhance the functioning of the whole body via connections with the nervous, circulatory & lymphatic systems.

In addition to manual treatment, Osteopaths may also offer advice on stretching & strengthening exercises, posture, diet, lifting procedures & strategies for stress management to improve health & quality of life.

 

Common Conditions Treated by Osteopaths

Osteopathic treatment is most commonly sought for musculoskeletal problems such as:

  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Postural & Mobility Problems
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain
  • Sacroiliac, Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
  • Arthritis & Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Head Pain (including tension headaches, migraines & jaw pain)
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Work Related & Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Back Pain during & after Pregnancy

Osteopathic treatment can also help with problems such as:

  • Asthma & breathing difficulties
  • Digestive Problems

Osteopathic Assessment & Diagnosis

Osteopathic assessment involves obtaining a thorough medical history & conducting a physical examination (moving the body’s joints through normal range of motion).

Appropriate orthopaedic & neurologic testing may also be conducted & if required a referral may be necessary for medical imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT etc.) to assist in determining an accurate diagnosis.

Once the nature of the patient’s condition is determined, osteopathic treatment is discussed & individually tailored to meet desired treatment outcomes.

 

Osteopathy & Health Rebates

Medicare,Worksafe,TAC,DVA,HICAPS

Medicare (Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan)

Osteopathy is covered by Medicare ONLY with referral from your GP under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare Items. The Chronic Disease Management items (the replacement name for Enhanced Primary Care Items) on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan & coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP & at least two other health or care providers. The items are designed for patients who require a structured approach to their care. A ‘chronic medical condition’ is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months, including but not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal conditions & stroke.

 

Read more about Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare Items & Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare Items Factsheet published by the Australian Government Department of Health & Aging.

Workcover, Traffic Accident Commission (TAC),  Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

Osteopaths are registered providers for Workers’ Compensation Schemes (eg. Worksafe Victoria), Motor Accident Insurers (eg.TAC) & the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Read more about Worksafe Victoria, Traffic Accident Commission & Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

HICAPS & Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is covered by private health funds (HICAPS friendly), check with your provider to see if you have coverage & the rebates amounts available under your cover.

 

Osteopathic Regulations, Associations, Qualifications & Training

Osteopaths are university trained, government registered, allied health professionals. All practicing Osteopaths are legally required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA) is the national professional body representing Osteopaths in Australia.

AHPRA logoAustralian Osteopathic Association (AOA)Currently an Osteopath undertakes a 5-year University Masters Degree to achieve registration in Australia.

Osteopathic training is available worldwide, including countries such as – The United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, Greece, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Israel, Portugal, Switzerland, Scandinavia, & New Zealand.

 

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Osteopathy: Frequently Asked Questions?

Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

No. Osteopaths are Primary Health Care Practitioners & you don’t need a Doctor’s referral for a consultation.

However, people claiming Medicare rebates (via Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan (previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program) or Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) require a referral from the Doctor to receive the rebate available. Contact your GP or the Medicare Australia or Department of Veteran Affairs to find out more.

Alternatively, if you would like more assistance contact us & we can provide more guidance for your individual circumstance

What do I need to bring to an Osteopathic Consultation?s.

The more information the Osteopath has about your complaint the more specific we can customise our service to you. If you have any revelant letters from your GP or other treating Health Practitioners (eg. Orthopaedic Specialist, Podiatrist, Neurologist etc.) or related X-rays, MRI, CT or Ultrasound investigations reports or images, it can be very helpful to bring these along to your appointment.
If you are claiming under Medicare, Workcover, TAC or Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), you will need to bring the appropriate details (listed below).

Can I make a claim with Workcover, TAC, Medicare or Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) for Osteopathic Consultation?

Yes. Osteopaths are nationally registered Allied Health Professionals & are one of the ten Government Regulated Health Professions. Health rebates for Osteopathic Consultations are available for those eligible under the Corresponding State & Federal Government Schemes, or Statutory Bodies.

If you are wishing to make a claim for a health rebate, please check your eligibility prior to your consultation & bring necessary details as listed in table below for claim processing. If the minimum information required to process the claim is not available at consultation you will be responsible for the account on the day, & can make your claim at a later date with the relevant body provided you are eligible.

Information & Important Details
* minimum information required to process claim
Workcover

  • Workcover Claim Number(s)*
  • Employer & Workplace Details*
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance Agent Details*
  • Relevant Medical Reports / Investigations

Traffic Accident Commission (TAC)

  • TAC Claim Number/s*
  • Accident Details*
  • Relevant Medical Reports / Investigations

Medicare Australia (Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan)

  • Doctor’s Referral & Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan*
  • Medicare Card*
  • Relevant Medical Reports / Investigations

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

  • Doctor’s Referral*
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs Card*
  • Relevant Medical Reports / Investigations

Have another question you would like answered? Contact us at hello@osteopathycbd.com & we will get back to you. If it is a question we are asked regularly we will add it this webpage! Thankyou for helping us improve our service.

Want to know more about Osteopathy?

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For further information visit:

  • Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA) is the national professional body representing Osteopaths in Australia.

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Osteopath MelbourneThe Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration & Accreditation Scheme across Australia.

AHPRA‘s operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law means that for the first time in Australia, 10 health professions are regulated by nationally consistent legislation.

AHPRA supports the 10 National Health Practitioner Boards that are responsible for regulating the 10 health professions. The primary role of the Boards is to protect the public & they set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.

  • Osteopathy Board of Australia (OBA)

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The functions of the Osteopathy Board of Australia include:

  • registering osteopaths & students
  • developing standards, codes & guidelines for the osteopathy profession
  • handling notifications, complaints, investigations & disciplinary hearings
  • assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia
  • approving accreditation standards & accredited courses of study.

The functions of the Osteopathy Board of Australia are supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

 

Who can help you with Osteopathic Treatment?

Dr Melissa Decelis Osteopath

Dr Alicia Mynott Osteopath

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If you are need of an OsteopathicMassage or Dry Needling treatment contact Osteopathy CBD today on 1300 GET FIXED or 1300 438 349.

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Osteopathy CBD is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, literally across the road from the Melbourne Town Hall at the Century Building, Suite 1005, Level 10, 125 Swanston Street (closest to the corner of Little Collins Street). Online bookings are available simply click here or visit www.osteopathycbd.com.

Osteopathy CBD is one of Melbourne’s leading Osteopathic clinics, offering OsteopathyMassage, and Dry Needling treatment services to Melbourne CBD’s public, visitors, corporate and local businesses, events and exhibitions.

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Address: Osteopathy CBD
Suite 1005, Level 10 125 Swanston Street (Century Building - near Cnr Little Collins St), Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
Phone:1300 438 349
Email: getfixed@osteopathycbd.com.au

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