OSTEOPATHY & REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Kyogle Osteopathy and Wellbeing offers two core services - Osteopathy and Remedial Massage - to help you regain ease of movement, recover from injury, or release pain and tension.
Our friendly and caring team are dedicated to getting you back to the healthy and active lifestyle that you deserve.
$95 initial consultation/treatment
(Up to 1 hour)
$85 subsequent consultation/treatment
(Up to 45 minutes)
Allied Health Medicare referrals accepted
$80 (60 minutes)
$50 (30 minutes)
Health fund rebates available
Eftpos with HICAPS for your convenience
See information ABOUT MEDICARE
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST OSTEOPATHY CONSULTATION
Your osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask about your health history, any medications you are taking, as well as factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem. If your health condition changes between osteopathic consultations, you should tell your osteopath at your next consultation.
Your osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic assessment involving clinical tests. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments, movement and functional assessments.
Some assessments involve the osteopath observing you while you undertake an activity or perform a sequence of movements. Assessments may also include passive and active movements - where the osteopath manually lifts your arms or legs or applies resistance while you perform a stretch or movement.
Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, so 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 appointments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or at work.
WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE?
Remedial Massage Therapists are trained to assess and treat muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue and treat injuries and soreness.
The goal of remedial massage is to help the body return to normal health after injury by reasonably reversing certain physical effects suffered as a result of moderate injury causing structural pain and/or lost mobility or function. The treatment is designed to remediate the given condition by reducing or eliminating pain and restoring function.
INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICARE
You can receive a Medicare rebate for an osteopathic service if you are a patient in the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program. The CDM program allows General Practitioners (GPs) to refer patients for up to five (5) allied health professional consultations in a calendar year for patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions or complex care needs.
For CDM services, you must be referred to an osteopath by a GP, who develops a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement for you. It is up to the GP to decide whether you would benefit from osteopathy as part of your CDM plan.
Your GP is responsible for reviewing and revising your overall CDM care plan, even if an osteopath is involved in providing clinical care, advice and support. Your osteopath will provide reports to the GP as part of your management plan.
The Medicare rebate for osteopathic Chronic Disease Management services is $54.60 (current as at July 1, 2020).
Your osteopath may charge a “gap fee”, which is an amount you pay above what the Medicare benefit is.
Your osteopath may process a Medicare claim for you online or via their EFTPOS terminal, or they might give you a receipt which you can submit to Medicare - either online, by post or by visiting a Department of Human Services office.
OUR PAYMENT PROCESS
Payment of our full fee is required at the time of treatment.
If you wish to process a Medicare claim via our EFTPOS terminal you will be required to pay with a DEBIT card, as unfortunately the Medicare process does not allow us to process the return of your rebate to a CREDIT CARD or by CASH. If you do not have a debit card, a receipt will be issued for manual claiming.
Following payment, we will electronically process the relevant Medicare rebate. You will be required to provide your current Medicare card and corresponding GP referral for processing.
Reimbursement of the rebate by Medicare will be paid via electronic funds transfer (EFT) to your nominated bank account. This transfer of funds is generally immediate.
Initial consultation $95 (60 min) - rebate $54.60 = GAP FEE $40.40
Subsequent consultation $85 (45 min) - rebate $54.60 = GAP FEE $30.40
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to arrive early?
Yes. It is advisable to arrive a little early for your first appointment, as you will need to fill out some paperwork.
You will also be asked to sign a general consent form, but you will have the opportunity to consider and consent (or not) to specific treatment during the consultation.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
What do I need to bring?
Bring along any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.
Do I have to remove my clothes?
Depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. If this is the case you will be offered a gown and covered with a towel.
Is osteopathic treatment painful?
Osteopathy combines hands on manual therapy with exercise programming, other interventions like equipment prescription and movement advice when clinically indicated. Hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation.
If your injuries 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, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.