At Sutherland Osteopathy we have a genuine interest in your health and well-being. Our aim is to have you ‘Feeling Better and Functioning Better’ after every treatment.
We treat a wide variety of people, from different age groups, vocations and recreational activities. We can discuss which techniques and treatment approach best suits your needs and personal preferences. Our patients present with complaints such as:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Various Musculoskeletal Pains
Repetitive Strain Injuries
For General Well-Being
Osteopathy is an allied health profession that is government regulated. Osteopaths complete 5 years of University study, consisting of a Bachelors and Masters degree, to attain their registration. In addition to this, all of the Osteopaths at Sutherland Osteopathy are members of Osteopathy Australia, our national professional body. We are required to consistently uphold high standards of professional conduct along with evidenced based practice and safety in all areas- and we take pride in doing so.
Do I need a referral?
No. You don’t need a referral to see an Osteopath, however your GP may give you a referral containing relevant information to aid in your treatment process.
If you are eligible for the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program, a referral from your GP with a Care Plan is essential. Once on this program, your will receive a rebate from Medicare Australia for five (5) Osteopathic treatments per calendar year.
Is Osteopathy treatment covered by my private health insurance?
Yes. Osteopathy is covered by Private Health cover. We advise you to call your health fund to confirm your eligibility for this rebate and level of coverage. For your convenience we have a HICAPS terminal at our clinic to make instant claims, leaving only the ‘gap’ to pay.
What is Osteopathy Australia?
Osteopathy Australia is the professional body representing the interests of osteopaths and their patient’s right to access osteopathic services. Osteopathy Australia is a national organisation with state and territory based councils. Osteopathy Australia is a member of the Osteopathic International Alliance.
Osteopathy Australia’s core work is liaising with state and federal governments, and all other statutory bodies regarding professional, educational, legislative and regulatory issues as well as private enterprise. Their role is also to increase awareness of osteopathy and what osteopaths’ do.
Osteopathy Australia members are committed to the concept of continuing professional education and Osteopathy Australia requires all members to comply their standards. Osteopathy Australia signifies a standard of professional and ethical behaviour over and above the requirements of registration. Kerrin, Nicole, Alison and Joe are all Osteopathy Australia members.