What should I wear to an appointment?

Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing that is easy to move around in: T-shirts, track pants, shorts are ideal to enable your Osteopath to accurately diagnose and treat your condition. Please no denim or business shirts. Feel free to bring something more comfortable to change into at the time of your consultation as we have bathroom facilities for changing. 

How long does an appointment go for and what are the consultation fees?

Initial osteopathic appointments

$110 ($100 concession)


Subsequent osteopathic appointments 

$90 ($80 concession)


Extended osteopathic appointments

$110 ($100 concession)

Suitable for those who have not been in 18 months or have multiple issues that need addressing.


Initial Consultations with Haylee Finn:

  • Women's Health Consultations: 75 minutes $160
  • Paediatric Consultations: 45 minutes $100
  • Postnatal Mother and Baby Consultation: 90 minutes $190


Subsequent Consultations with Haylee Finn:

  • Women's Health Consultations: 75 minutes $160 or 45 minutes $120
  • Paediatric Consultations: 30 minutes $80
  • Postnatal Mother and Baby Consultation: 60 minutes $15

Do I need a referral from my GP to see an osteopath at Rebalance Osteopathy?

You can make an appointment to see us at Rebalance Osteopathy without a referral.  You can make an appointment by booking online, calling the clinic (03 5562 3757) or sending an email, and our receptionist will find a suitable time for you. 

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Assistance. Your GP must complete a special referral form to refer you to us to participate in this program. 

Do you have concession rates?

Yes we do. Concession rates apply to Pensioners, Students or Healthcare Card Holders. Please present this card to our receptionist upon payment. 

Do you have Eftpos facilities?

Yes we do

Do you have Hicaps facilities?

Yes, you can claim your private health rebate when paying for your appointment. 

Is Osteopathic treatment covered by Medicare?

Osteopathy is only covered by Medicare if you are eligible for an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Scheme. EPC/ CDM Plans are approved by your GP. Please consult your GP to see if you are eligible.

Please let our admin staff aware that you are covered by this scheme prior to your appointment. Full osteopathy rates apply to these appointments and patients are required to pay with a debit card and present their Medicare card to claim the rebate on the day. Alternatively, cash payments will receive a receipt and rebate can be claimed directly from Medicare.

Do you treat patients under Veterans' Affairs?

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Do you treat patients under Workcover or TAC?

Rebalance Osteopathy welcomes all patients covered under WorkCover and TAC. As per our practice policy, Rebalance Osteopathy does not directly participate in WorkCover or TAC claims. Claimants are required to pay for RO consultations privately. Detailed invoices can are provided with clients claim numbers, date or accident and employer (if applicable) for claiming. 

What happens at an Osteopathic Appointment?

Every person; their body and their story is different. That's why every appointment with us is too.Your osteopath will ask about your problem and symptoms. This will include your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem.

Your osteopath will advise you if they can treat you or you need to be referred to another health practitioner.

Your osteopath will conduct an examination and clinical tests. These include diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, movement and postural assessments, which determine how best to manage your condition.

Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear and clothing. Osteopathy takes a whole of body approach to assessment and clinical management, so your osteopath may look at the area that is troubling you, as well as other parts of your body. For example if you have a sore knee, your osteopath may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.

Osteopaths provide a broad range of treatments. Osteopaths prescribe clinical exercises for you to do at home or work, provide manual therapy, needling techniques, lifestyle interventions and recommend equipment to help you manage your condition and function. 

FAQ

How soon after birth can a mother and/or her baby receive Osteopathic treatment?

Mother's can receive Osteopathic treatment any time after birth, usually after a few weeks.  If your baby is really unsettled after birth then Osteopathic treatment can be beneficial straight away. If you don’t have any concerns and you are after a post birth check up then we usually recommend treatment within 2-6 weeks post birth.

What qualifications does my osteopath have?

Australian Osteopaths have completed 5 years of university training: Bachelor of Science (clinical sciences) and Master of Health Science (osteopathy). They must also be must be registered with AHPRA. Osteopaths at Rebalance Osteopathy are members of the Osteopathy Australia 

Should I bring my x-rays or other scans with me?

Yes, please bring with you any x-rays, ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans and reports, or any other test results that you feel might be relevant to your complaint. If these scans were done in Warrnambool, we can usually access your results for you if required.