Description

Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to maintain health and wellbeing. They use techniques such as massage, manipulation and stretching to treat injuries and other health problems. Some osteopaths specialise in pain management, specific injuries or particular sports.

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Services provided

  • Manual (hands-on) therapy
  • Sports-related health
  • Pain management
  • Injury treatment and prevention advice

Eligibility

Appointments may be made directly without a doctor’s referral. For some schemes a referral may be required.

How to access

Medicare
A doctor’s referral is required for attendance under the Chronic Disease Management(CDM) program.

Other schemes
A referral may be required for workers’ compensation schemes, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or osteopath before attending an appointment. 

To find an osteopath near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.

Hours

Contact the clinic for hours.

Costs

The cost of osteopathy varies depending on the provider. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Medicare
Osteopathy fees are not widely covered by Medicare. They are covered for people who are eligible under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program.

Private insurance coverage
Osteopathy fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.