Osteopath Newtown

Osteopathy at Newtown Osteo

At Newtown Osteo, we believe in empowering the people of Newtown to live their life to the fullest, and that means being able to move without the fear of pain. 

If that sounds like you, you’ll love what we’re about.

Osteopath near Newtown

What is an osteopath?

Osteopaths are allied health professionals that undergo 5 years of university education and training to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions that affect any/all regions of the physical body. 

How much is an osteopathy session?

  • Initial consultations – up to 60 mins$100
  • Return consultation 40 mins$90
  • Extended consultation* – up to 60 mins $140

*An extended consultation is required for treatment of multiple presenting complaints (e.g. shoulder and knee) or complex conditions.

Rebates are available through private health cover or Medicare (see FAQ below for eligibility details)

Common frequently asked questions

Whether it’s your first time visiting an osteopath, or your new to Newtown Osteo, we should have all your FAQ’s covered. If not, please contact us.

Treatment from an osteopath involves a combination of hands-on treatment techniques.

You will receive an accurate diagnosis with education/explanation of what this means specific to you and your condition.

The prescription of exercises and rehabilitation advice is often given to help promote healing and prevent re-injury.

Osteopathy is a form of allied health care that involves the diagnosis and treatment of the neuro-musculoskeletal body – which includes the bones, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues (e.g. ligaments and tendons).

It’s important that you feel comfortable, so wear loosely fitted clothing. If needed, feel free to bring a change of clothes such as a pair of shorts and make use of our facilities.

If you have any relevant scans or tests (e.g. X-ray or MRI) bring them along, these can be useful in treating your injury/condition. Otherwise, you only need to bring yourself!

No, you do not need a referral to see an osteopath, although referrals from other healthcare practitioners you have seen previously (especially considering a related injury or condition) are always welcomed.

Private health insurance
Private health rebates can be claimed on the spot. Rebates differ from each health fund provider and with your level of coverage. Please check with your insurer if they cover Osteopathy. If you don’t have your card on hand, you can always present your receipt to your health fund for the rebate at any time. 

Medicare plans
Medicare covers osteopathic treatment for chronic conditions through the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan. If you are eligible for the plan, you will need a referral from your GP before you can claim. A gap payment is required for part of the fee not covered by the Medicare rebate. For more information about the CDM plan, speak to your doctor. Additionally, details are available on the Medicare website.

TAC and WorkCover claims
We are a registered provider for both TAC and WorkCover injuries. 

For TAC claims, you must first contact the TAC and have a claim number and confirm osteopathy is an approved method of treatment for your injury.

If you have suffered a workplace injury, you must first have a certificate of capacity issued by your GP. You will also need your claim number and workplace insurance provider for claiming purposes.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

Repatriation Health Card for All Conditions (Gold card) will allow osteopathic treatment fully funded through DVA for all conditions. 

Repatriation Health Card for Specific Conditions (White Card) will allow osteopathic treatment funded through DVA for specific injuries suffered due to act of service.

You will need a referral from your GP stating the injury for which you require osteopathic treatment prior to claiming.

Osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists are all university-educated healthcare professionals, each with their own point of differences. Although all health practitioners have the same goal of improving people’s pain and function, osteopathy traditionally takes a holistic approach. Meaning that the site of pain or dysfunction is not the only area of the body we look at. Low back pain may be related to tight hips or a previous knee injury, for example.

About us

Challenge your capabilities so you can move and live better. We are Newtown Osteo.

Our location

Level 1/407 Pakington Street

Newtown, VIC 3220

Our hours

Tuesday: 7:30am–6pm
Friday: 7:30am–6pm
Saturday: 7:30–9:30am

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