What Can I Expect?
What Does A Consultation Involve?
On your first visit you will be asked questions about your pain, your general health and your medical history.
We will then carry out a thorough examination of the affected areas and their mobility. For this you will usually be asked to remove some of your clothing. To examine your low back we usually need you to undress down to your underwear so we can see it. You are welcome to bring a pair of shorts to change into if you would prefer. As well as using conventional orthopedic and neurological tests the osteopath will use their highly developed sense of touch (called palpation) to help identify the areas that need treatment.
An osteopath treats their patients with their hands using a variety of techniques. Different types of massage techniques are employed. Articulation or passive repetitive joint movements are used to improve both the quality and range of joint movement. Manipulation techniques are sometimes used to improve the movement of restricted joints or release adhesions in the tissues. If manipulation techniques are used they are relatively gentle, using the minimal amount of force necessary to achieve the desired effect.
Exercises may be given which will be designed specifically for the condition being treated and tailored to the individual patient.
Advice on posture, exercise and factors that are relevant to the problem being treated may also be given.
|Children Under 7||$35|
ACC Part Payment
You can fill out an ACC form at the clinic there is no need to get a referral from your GP. If you already have a claim number (ACC 45 Number) for that particular injury please bring it with you, along with any other relevant information or X-rays.