FAQ

 


How Much Does A Treatment Cost?

Initial Consultation - $95.00

Subsequent Consultation - $85.00

Concession Card Holders receive a $10 discount

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Opening Hours

Monday  8.30am - 5pm

Tuesday  8.30am - 7.30pm

Wednesday  8.30am - 5pm

Thursday  8.30am - 5pm

Friday  8.30am - 5pm

Saturday  8.00am- 2.30pm

 

What is the difference between Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and other approaches that osteopaths may use?

All osteopaths use the same basic principles during treatment - the body is a unit; structure and function are interrelated.

There are many different techniques which can be applied.  Some approaches include manipulation, massage, myofascial stretching and articulation techniques.  The osteopaths at Brisbane Osteopathic Centre use a technique called Osteopathy in the Cranial Field which is a very gentle balancing rather than a quick forceful movement.  More information about: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

For other descriptions of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field see: Links

For research about cranial osteopathy: National Council for Osteopathic Research

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Who can benefit from osteopathic treatment?

Anyone can benefit from Osteopathic treatment including children and babies, pregnant women and the elderly.

Should I bring x-rays?

If you have had any x-rays or other medical tests, these or the reports may help the osteopath manage your condition.

What happens during my first treatment?

A detailed medical history is taken. The Osteopath discusses in detail the location and source of any aches, pain and discomfort in the body. You will also be required to answer questions about your previous medical history. During the initial consultation, osteopathic diagnosis and treatment are given. Being non-invasive the patient remains fully clothed on the treatment table.

How many treatments do I need?

On average between 3-6 treatments. A chronic condition may require maintenance over a longer period of time. Acute pain, depending on the severity may be treated in less time.

How long are the treatment sessions?

30 minutes is the usual time frame.

What is the difference between a craniosacral therapist and an osteopath using Osteopathy in the Cranial Field?

Although treatments may feel similar to the patient, osteopaths spend five years at a government accredited University. Once qualified, Osteopaths are governed by The Australian Board of Osteopathy, and are required every year to do continuing professional development (CPD). Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners, meaning patients who see an osteopath can claim with private health funds, Medicare’s CDM and DVA, and can be referred on for further investigations such as x-rays.  More information about Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

Cranio sacral therapists do not have any specific university qualification, and are taught in varying course structures which range from one weekend course to several. 

For other descriptions of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field see: Links

Can I claim my Osteopathic Treatment on Private Health Care?

The ‘extras’ cover for most private health funds include osteopathic treatment. Rebates vary depending on the level of cover and can range from $15 to full benefit. Our HICAPS facility allows you to process your health claim at the centre.

Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

A referral is not necessary as an osteopath is a primary health care practitioner. This means the osteopath is able to refer for further testing if appropriate.

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