Your first osteopathic treatment
The Australian health system classifies osteopaths as primary healthcare providers. This means that you do not need a referral from your doctor to see us. To book an appointment simply contact Inlign Osteopathy.
What should I bring?
There is usually no need to bring anything apart from yourself (wearing loose fitting clothing is preferred). However if you have recently had x-rays, please bring these in.
Your initial treatment will last 1 hour. This time will be split into two parts:
1. Your medical history and how osteopathy can help
The first 20-30 minutes of your initial consultation will be spent discussing your current state of health and explaining the practice of osteopathy. Inlign Osteopathy takes the time to explain osteopathy to all our patients, as we often hear many myths about osteopathy that simply aren’t true.
The discussion about your health is aimed at giving all parties a true understanding about how your body is currently functioning. This provides us with the necessary background information to plan the best osteopathic treatment technique for you. During this time we will discuss:
- Any health conditions and problems you currently have
- Any health conditions and problems that you have had in the past
- Any medical or health assistance you are currently having Any medication(s) you are currently taking or have taken in the past.
It is important to discuss your medical history openly with us, as every medical event can play a part in affecting your current state of health. Inlign Osteopathy is strongly committed to upholding your confidentiality. All information you give and receive during treatments is held in the strictest confidence.
2. Your osteopathy treatment
Once we have a thorough understanding of your body’s health, you are ready for your first treatment. Inlign Osteopathy performs treatments on adjustable treatment tables, which are used to provide the best level of comfort and treatment. Treatment tables can be raised and lowered to your needs.
The techniques used in your treatment will vary significantly, depending on the condition(s) you have and how well your body responds to manual therapy. For further information about specific conditions, please refer to Inlign Osteopathy’s commonly treated conditions section.
Are treatments performed with the patients clothed or without a top?
Osteopaths are happy to accommodate your preference, however as massage and spinal assessment are a large part of treatments, it is strongly advised that patients remove their tops (but keep their bras on). There is generally no need to take your pants off during a treatment.
Your first treatment generally takes 30 minutes. All subsequent consultations are for 30 minutes. For more information or to book a consultation, contact Inlign Osteopathy.