At Longbeach Osteopathy, all our osteopaths are statutorily registered practitioners and have completed five years of full-time university training at Masters degree level. As well as the initial training, we are constantly undertaking further studies to ensure that we will always provide the best possible service with the most current approaches. All the osteopaths are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association.
A formal referral from your GP is NOT NECESSARY to attend Longbeach Osteopathy. However, there are numerous local doctors who do frequently refer patients to us. Even if they don?t actually refer you, we will always be happy to work closely with your doctor if your treatment requires a collaborative approach.
Treatment is covered by WorkSafe, TAC and Veteran?s Affairs. (Veteran?s Affair?s patients, however, do need a referral from their GP). If you are under a Chronic Disease Management Plan from your doctor, you may be eligible for some treatment funded through Medicare.
The main difference between osteopathy and other manual therapies is the underlying principle that all of the body?s systems are interrelated. This is the core of why they treat the cause, not just the symptoms. Osteopathic treatments tend to cover a broader area of the body and are generally longer than most other therapies.
We are fortunate to work alongside some other excellent practitioners here at Longbeach Osteopathy. They are:
$110.00 for an initial treatment (up to 45 min)
$90.00 for subsequent treatments (up to 30 min)
Treatment is available under Medicare if you have a referral from your GP under the Chronic Disease Management Plan.
Concession rates are available.
There is HICAPS facilities at Longbeach Osteopathy and so you can claim your private health insurance rebates at the time of payment.
We are happy to accept referrals from your GP under the Medicare plan for patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs, but please note that we don't offer bulk billing for these treatments. The Medicare rebate can be claimed at the time of the treatment.
We accept Work Cover and Department of Veteran Affair's patients. TAC patients are welcome but will pay for their treatment and then claim back from TAC themselves.