FAQs

FAQs

Following are some frequently asked questions about osteopathy and our treatments

In the initial consultation a full case history covering your presenting condition, previous medical history and relevant lifestyle information is taken.

A physical examination of the body gives a working diagnosis, allowing treatment aims to be formulated and a management plan given.

An initial consultation is 60 minutes.

Follow-up appointments are 30 minutes.

The number of treatments required is variable and dependent on the presenting condition. Every case is unique. An estimation of the number of treatments required will be given at the end of the initial consultation.

Osteopathy is an endorsed modality of treatment by ACC. As I am a registered ACC provider, there is no need for you to go to your GP for a referral for treatment. You can come directly to the clinic and complete an ACC45 detailing the accident. It is important to discuss your injury story at the beginning of your consultation to determine whether you are eligible for ACC.

Refer to the link for further information.

http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/am-i-covered/ECI0002

Initial consultations are $120 and if eligible for ACC the subsidy received will decrease the cost for you to $85

Follow up consultations are $85 and if eligible for AAC the subsidy received will decrease the cost for you to $55.

The unique practice of Osteopathy is a philosophy and a science, rather than a set of techniques, developed by Dr A. T. Still in the late nineteenth century. The philosophy comprises four principles that guide osteopathic diagnosis and treatment.

Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated:

Anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) affect each other, influencing our health and well-being.

The body is a unit:

All the parts or systems of the body are connected, working together, influencing one another. No single part of the body can function independently of the whole. The physical is not able to be separated from the mental or spiritual bodies; they are one.

The body is a self-healing, self-regulating system:

The human body has an inherent ability to heal itself. The body is constantly adapting to and compensating for its internal and external environment to achieve health.

Osteopathic treatment is based on applying these principles:

These principles are applied to each patient individually to achieve optimal health.

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