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Full Fee
Initial Consultation
Standard Consultation

If you need to cancel or postpone your Osteo appointment, please allow 24 hours’ notice. Cancellation fees may apply.

Inner North Osteopathy offers flexible payment options from:

Payment is required on the day of your osteopathic treatment or consultation.

Hicaps and Private Health Insurance for Osteopathy

HICAPS allows private health insurance policy holders to claim their insurance rebate immediately at the osteopathic clinic eliminating the need to visit your insurer to make you claim. Inner North is proud to offer this added service to save you time and the hassle of claiming back your health insurance rebate for your osteopathy needs.

It’s best to check with your health insurer to see if you are covered for Osteopathic treatments and to what level.

Medicare and Enhanced Primary Care Plans

Are you under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)? If so then you are covered for Osteopathic treatment. If not, then visit your GP to see if you are eligible and if so they can set you up to a plan. If you are eligible to EPC plans then Medicare will cover you to up to five Osteopathic treatments per year. 

Inner North Osteopathy in Brunswick will charge the full consultation fee. This means that there is a gap to be payable. If you are registered with Medicare Online we can arrange for automatic re-imbursement of the rebate to your bank account. If not, you’ll need to claim your rebate directly from your local Medicare office using your receipt.

Eligibility for an EPC plan requires patients to be suffering from a chronic condition that’s long standing which could include:

  • Repetitive strain injuries or Arthritis
  • Neck related headaches and migraines,
  • Low back pain or muscular and joint pain.

Your GP’s diagnosis will determine whether you are eligible to the Enhanced Primary Care Plan.

TAC and WorkCover Related Osteopathy

If you are claiming osteopathic care through Workcover or TAC, Inner North Osteopathy in Brunswick is a registered WorkCover and TAC service provider.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopaths are primary healthcare providers which means that no referral is necessary. If your treatment is being covered by WorkSafe, TAC or DVA, you will require a referral to ensure that your costs are covered.

We are able to treat WorkSafe, TAC, EPC and DVA patients, however you will require a referral from your GP. For TAC and WorkSafe patients we will also require your claim number and date of injury.

We are covered by private health funds via extras cover. Exact details will vary depending on the individual fund and level of cover. We do have a Hicaps machine which enables you to claim health fund payments on the spot.

For medicare rebates you must qualify for an EPC plan. You will need to discuss this with your GP, and a referral is necessary.

Yes, please bring in any X-ray, CT or MRI scan results you may have. If you have a report for these scans, make sure you bring this along as well.

During your first consultation your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your medical condition changes during the course of your osteopathic treatment, you should tell your osteopath.

Your osteopath may ask about any recent X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.

Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to wear loose pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into.

Next, your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if necessary, clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises, which will help determine how best to manage your condition.

The examination may include passive and active movements, such as the osteopath lifting your arms or legs. As part of the examination, you may also be asked to bend over or stand in your underwear. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear.

As osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.

Your osteopath may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation. Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.

Your initial consultation may last up to one hour. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, examine and treat you. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take 30-40 minutes.

Generally you would expect to see some changes in your symptoms after one or two visits; however, some long-term or chronic conditions may require a longer course or more frequent treatment. If you have any concerns, your osteopath will be happy to discuss these with you.

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