Did know it’s Osteopathy Awareness Week?
I just wanted to take a moment to genuinely thank you for visiting Port Hacking Osteopathy. My practice is centered on the belief that each patient is unique and has individual needs and concerns. I am committed to involving you in your course of treatment and hope your experience with me will continue to be beneficial.
Unfortunately, not everyone understands how osteopathy may be able to help them. 1 in 6 Australians suffer from back pain, which is now the 3rd leading cause of disease burden in the country and pain relief consumption has soared.
If someone you know is looking for ways to prevent and manage their pain, Osteopathy Awareness Week is the perfect time to let them know what osteopathy is with the below message.
I look forward to seeing you at your next visit. If there is anything that I can do to enhance your experience at my clinic or if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you, again, for choosing us as your partner in optimising your health needs.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health and wellbeing.
Treatment includes exercise prescription and a diverse range of techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments; along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and Australian government-registered allied health professionals.
You do not need a referral to see an osteopath. Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and osteopaths are also registered providers for Medicare, DVA patients, as well as workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers. Medicare rebates for osteopaths are available for patients with chronic conditions and complex care needs on referral from their GP.