Osteopathy - Geelong

Providing high quality Osteopathy for the Geelong community

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Bay City Health Group - Osteopathy & Pilates Geelong: Postural Assessment    What do osteopaths do?  Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system - the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. They know how parts of your body should work together and the impact if they do not.    Osteopaths are trained to provide:  Musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments – they use a range of tools to identify what might be happening in the body.  Manual therapy –includes a range of ‘hands-on’ techniques that may give relief from musculoskeletal pain, discomfort and may help tissues in the body.  Clinical exercise programs – activities and movement strategies for use at home, work or in other settings. Exercise may help you return to activities you enjoy, for example after an injury or surgery.  Movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments.  Therapeutic needling techniques, like dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture.  Advice about your lifestyle, stress managment, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.    When might I see an osteopath?  People attend an osteopath when they experince long term (chronic) and short term (acute) problems, like the examples below:  neck or back pain  leg pain  postural issues  sciatica  weight bearing issues  balancing and walking issues  muscular sprains and strains  sports injuries  workplace injuries  hip, knee or foot pain  shoulder or elbow pain  arthritis  scoliosis  osteoporosis  tendon problems  headaches and migraines    Osteopaths and their place in Australia's health landscape  Osteopaths are government registered, university qualified allied health professionals.  Rebates are available from most private health insurance funds with no referral. You must be referred by a GP or other doctor for Medicare (Chronic Disease Management) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs rebates. Osteopaths also provide services to Workcover, motor accident insurance schemes (such as TAC Victoria or SIRA NSW), and the NDIS (self-managed clients in some areas).  Osteopaths can refer patients to other allied health professionals, a GP, and for X-rays. You may not receive a rebate for every service so please check.    Thanks to Osteopathy Australia for the above outline about Osteopathy.   https://www.osteopathy.org.au/about-osteopathy/osteopathy---you

What is an Osteopath?

Osteopathy is not just another type of manual therapy. It is based around a unique (but quite logical) philosophy of assessing, diagnosing and treating the CAUSE behind pain & dysfunction - rather than just the symptom. Osteopaths are highly trained, Masters qualified (5 years at Uni) practitioners that use a combination of techniques including but not limited to: joint manipulation (HVLA), massage, stretching, muscle activation, articulation, PNF / MET, strengthening and MFR. As Osteopaths are registered through AHPRA, you can claim Osteopathy on your private health insurance (provided you have extras cover).

 

 

What do Osteopaths treat?

Below is a small sample of what an Osteopath can treat:

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Sports Injuries

Joint stiffness

Shoulder Pain & Injuries

Hip & Pelvic Pain

SIJ Pain

Sciatica

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Muscle Tightness

Movement Limitations

Certain Types of Headaches

Pregnancy related pain of muscles & joints

TMJ issues

 
 
Bay City Health Group - Osteopathy & Pilates Geelong: Back Pain

What do Osteopaths treat the most?

Osteopath’s treat a huge variety of conditions and dysfunctions everyday. The most common presentation? Low Back Pain!

 
 

 
 

Osteopathy Price List:

At Bay City Health Group we have 2 settings for Osteopathy: Standard treatment rooms and a clinical exercise studio that has a variety of equipment and apparatus including Clinical Pilates machines, BOSU balls, kettlebells, dumbells, thera-bands, chi balls, rotating discs. They are the same service with the difference being one is predominately more exercise based whilst the other is more hands-on manual therapy - but keep in mind there is plenty of overlap of the 2 depending on the clients needs and goals.

Osteopathic Manual Therapy:

 

Initial Osteo Consultation

$110

Patient History

Full assessment and diagnosis

Treatment and management outline

Osteopathic hands-on treatment

Health rebates available*

Return Osteo Consultation

$95

Progress analysis

Re-assessment

Treatment and management outline

Osteopathic hands-on treatment

Health rebates available*

Initial Osteo Consultation (child)

$100

Children under the age of 17

Patient History

Full assessment and diagnosis

Treatment and management outline

Osteopathic hands-on treatment

Health rebates available*

Return Osteo Consultation (child)

$80

Children under the age of 17

Progress analysis

Re-assessment

Treatment and management outline

Osteopathic hands-on treatment

Health rebates available*

 

 
 
Bay City Health Group - Osteopathy & Pilates Geelong: Exercise Rehab

Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise

Exercise Rehab is performed in a private or small group setting, where you are guided through select movements and exercises by a registered health practitioner. The exercises prescribed to you are determined based on an assessment in your first session (progress will be monitored weekly) and your goals/needs. At Bay City Health our exercise rehab is taken by Osteopaths. A consultation with any Osteopath in the clinical setting is eligible for health fund rebates. The idea of exercise rehab is to guide you through the various stages - from assisted, isolated movements to larger whole body resisted movements. You don't have to be injured or in pain to participate in these sessions - it is just as important to train your body with the right movements to help prevent injuries in the first place!

Initial Consultation - Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise

$110

Patient History

Full assessment and diagnosis

Exercise and management outline

Clinical exercise prescription

Osteopathic hands-on treatment if needed

Health rebates available*

Return Consultation - Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise

$90

Patient progress

Re-assessment

Exercise and management outline

Clinical exercise prescription

Osteopathic hands-on treatment if needed

Health rebates available*

Initial Consultation - Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise (child)

$100

Children under the age of 17

Patient History

Full assessment and diagnosis

Exercise and management outline

Clinical exercise prescription

Osteopathic hands-on treatment if needed

Health rebates available*

Return Consultation - Osteopathy with Clinical Exercise (child)

$80

Children under the age of 17

Patient progress

Re-assessment

Exercise and management outline

Clinical exercise prescription

Osteopathic hands-on treatment if needed

Health rebates available*

 

 

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding Osteopathy

 
 

Bay City Health Group are proud to accept American Express at no extra charge

 
 
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Our Osteopaths are proud to be registered providers through the following:

  • Medicare

  • Private health funds

  • EPC/MBS/TCA chronic care plans

  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) gold & white cards

  • TAC

  • Workcover