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E: info@wlop.com.au

What Qualifications does my Osteopath have?

  • Osteopaths in Australia undertake 5 years of full time study
  • They have obtained a Bachelor of Health Science & Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
  • All Osteopaths are required by law to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Do I need a Referral to see my Osteopath?

  • No, you don’t need a referral to see an Osteopath. They are Primary Healthcare practitioners, anyone can make an appointment.
  • Your general practitioner (GP) or specialist may recommend Osteopathic treatment for certain conditions.
  • If you are unsure as to whether your specific complaint can be helped by Osteopathy, please call or email Williams Landing Osteopathy and Performance to clarify.

How long will my appointment take?

  • Your Initial Consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and include a thorough Medical History, Diagnosis, Treatment and Discussion of further management
  • Subsequent Consultations will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your Initial Consultation to fill out a brief questionnaire about your past medical history and your presenting complaint

Should I bring my X - Rays with me?

  • YES – If you have any relevant information please bring them with you so that your Osteopath can review these
  • Relevant Information includes: X – Rays, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Doctors Letters etc.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Osteopathic Consults

  • Osteopaths perform a detailed physical examination of the body to identify the cause of the problem. Thus, you may be asked by the Osteopath to dress down to your underwear so please ensure you dress appropriately. Gowns are available to clients if they so choose to wear one.

Exercise Rehab I Conditioning Consults:

  • If you are attending Williams Landing Osteopathy & Performance for Exercise Rehab I Strength & Conditioning, your Osteopath will ask that you bring appropriate footwear, exercise clothing and a towel to the consult.
  • There is a Shower / Bathroom Facility on Level 2 of the Building should you require it

What happens during my first appointment?

  • During the Initial Consultation, your Osteopath will take a detailed Case History including past medical history. This will be followed by a systematic physical examination (including Orthopaedic & Neurological testing if required) which involves assessing joint range of motion, postural analysis and palpation of the musculoskeletal system
  • Your Osteopaths regard the body as a unit, therefore the examination may involve adjacent areas that may also be influencing your presenting complaint. Once your Osteopath is finished the physical examination he/she will discuss their diagnosis with you and outline a treatment plan
  • Treatment may include soft tissue massage, myofascial cupping, gentle joint manipulation, dry needling and ligament balancing techniques.
  • At the conclusion of your treatment, your Osteopath may also provide you with stretching, exercise or dietary advice to improve your bodies overall health and performance.
  • If your Osteopath believes further investigation is required, he/she may refer you appropriately.

How many treatments will I need?

  • The number of treatments required can vary greatly depending on the nature of the complaint. Some individuals only require a few (1 – 3) treatments, whereas other more chronic complaints will require more. Your osteopath will discuss with you during the consultation as to what they think is most appropriate for your particular condition.
  • Williams Landing Osteopathy & Performance’ philosophy is to work with the client in attaining their goals, our role is to help provide the client with the tools and strategies to help facilitate the change required to achieve their goals. Therefore it is expected and required that all clients take an active role in the process of recovery or pathway reaching their specific goals.

Is Osteopathic Treatment I Exercise Rehab covered by Medicare and Private Health Insurance?

  • People with “extras” cover as part of their Private Health Insurance are able to claim a portion of their treatment costs
  • Note: Private Health / HICAPS is available on site, please contact your private health fund provider to determine your Osteopathy rebate
  • Osteopathic Treatment is NOT covered by Medicare unless you are on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This is managed and provided by your GP. Consult your GP for further information.

How do I book an appointment?

  • Book Online or Call 0423 632 690
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Level 3, Room 3.03 , 111 Overton Road, Williams Landing