Initial consultations are between 40-60 min and involve taking a comprehensive medical history and viewing of any medical reports. An examination of the body, assessing muscles and joints for quality and range of movement, will occur in order to determine any abnormal patterns of movement that your body is enduring. Following this will be a discussion about whether your condition is suitable for Osteopathic treatment and what treatment will involve.
Techniques may include muscle stretching, joint mobilisation, manipulation, traction or more subtle, gentle techniques often used in particularly acute patients or children. Towards the end of the consultation, your Osteopath will discuss finding again, response to treatment, any exercises or stretches that may be beneficial to complete at home and if you require any further treatment or referral. If necessary, Osteopaths can refer for xrays and MRIs but these are not often needed.
The West End Osteopathic Clinic operates Monday to Friday, with appointments available most days from 8am to 7pm. Reception is staffed from 9.15am.
Both male or female practitioners are available – we have 5 Osteopaths to choose from – see our practitioner profile pages for information about each practitioner.
Appointments are scheduled for approximately 30-40 min. Practitioners are conscious of your valuable time and thus mostly run on time. Initial appointments are 40-60min.
You will be asked to attend your first appointment 10 min early to ensure your personal particulars can be given to our receptionist.
Mark Kelly, Natalie Rutsche and Sara Jane Hammond
Initial Consultation 40-60min – $125
Subsequent Consultation 40min – $115
Initial Consultation 30-60min $120
Subsequent Consultation 30min $110
Initial Consultation 40-60 min $113
Subsequent Consultation 40 min $103
Please show any concession cards to reception prior to paying, to receive a concession rate for your consultation.
Private health insurance claims can be made via HICAPS at the time of consultation. Chronic Diseases Management Plans are also able to be claimed via Medicare onsite. The Clinic accepts Mastercard, Visa, EFTPOS, and cash.