Osteopaths treat a wide variety of musculo-skeletal problems such as back pain, and other functional disorders of the body such as asthma. Our Osteopaths focus on more than just treating your symptoms; they will also determine their cause. This results in fewer treatments and a more effective and long lasting outcome.
As our name suggests, the Osteopaths at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine will determine the best way to treat your injury or condition and develop a suitable rehabilitation program to help you “Stay Tuned”.
Treatment is tailored to each individuals needs and may involve a variety of gentle manual techniques, including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation, and gentle joint articulation.
“Many of our patients have found Osteopathy an effective way of treating their back and neck pain, headaches, sporting injuries, arthritis and much more. They also often comment that the exercises and stretches prescribed by their Osteopath have helped prevent their pain returning and have enabled them to return to their full function.”
Osteopaths are primary care health practitioners and are trained to carry out thorough physical assessments as well as standard medical examinations of the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous system.
They can diagnose, treat and help you prevent many conditions such as:
Back and Neck pain
Headaches and Migraines
Hip, Knee and Ankle Injury
Work Related Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries ( RSI )
Arthritis and Joint Degeneration
Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
Frequently Asked Questions
Osteopaths undergo 5 years full time training in one of 3 Universities in Australia. The training consists of either a 3 year degree in Clinical Science followed by a 2 year Masters in Health Science, or a double degree in Applied Science and Osteopathic Science. All our Osteopaths are registered with the State Registration Board of Victoria and are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association.
No. As Osteopaths are primary care health practitioners a referral is not required. Even if your injury is under a Workcover claim or a TAC claim you do not need a referral. Your Osteopath may contact your General Practitioner to discuss aspects of your health or injury but this will be discussed and approved by yourself beforehand. The only instance when a referral is required is if you are being treated under the Veterans Affairs program and then your GP will be required to complete a referral.
In certain cases your GP can refer you to an Osteopath under what is called an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This is only available for certain complex, chronic conditions so discuss this with your GP. Osteopathy is otherwise covered by most major private health funds with rebates available immediately at our clinic.
Joint manipulation is just one of the many treatment tools your Osteopath has in their toolbox. Our Osteopaths are skilled in many different treatment techniques so each treatment is tailored to your needs and your condition and all aspects of your treatment will be discussed with you during your consultation.
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