osteopathy & massage appointments
Dr Brad McCarthy
Dr Nina Lawson
INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLINIC
Allied Osteopathy - Gold Coast Osteopath and Allied Health - Osteopath Robina Gold Coast
It’s advisable to arrive a little early for your first appointment, as you will need to fill out additional or initial paperwork including an ‘informed consent’ form. Please bring along any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.
Our Professional Association
Osteopathy Australia (OA) is the peak body representing the interests of osteopaths, osteopathy as a profession and consumer's right to access osteopathic services. OA represents the vast majority of osteopaths in Australia; over 90%. OA members are committed to continuing professional education and the OA requires all members to comply with our standards. OA signifies a standard of professional and ethical behaviour over and above the requirements of registration.
Your initial consultation may take approximately 45 minutes. This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, examine and treat you.
Follow-up treatments are usually shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take approximately 30 minutes.
Osteopaths are primary care practitioners and you can make an appointment directly without a referral. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. In this case, the GP completes a special referral form to refer you to an osteopath for treatment. You may be eligible for bulk billing.
Osteopathy is a healthcare practice which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths treat more than you think and focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulatory system, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Many structural problems in the body may affect proper mobility or function and can lead to other problems.
Most people, regardless of age or gender, may suffer from back or neck pain, headaches, sport injuries, stiffness or pain at some time. Osteopaths can help to identify the cause of the pain or injury and develop a safe and effective course of action to manage pain – so people can make the most of their active lives.
Osteopathy is not an alternative health option – osteopaths are university trained, government registered, allied health professionals. Osteopaths collectively treat over 50 000 people a week, generate over $250 million in the economy, plus osteopathy has been practiced for over 100 years in Australia.
Osteopathy may be used to assist with the following: