Frequently Asked
at Necessity Health

Move well, feel great!

Osteopathy at Necessity Health

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No, you are more than welcome to make an appointment directly with us for any of our services.

However, for some Government Schemes you may need a GP referral to claim, such as Chronic Disease management (CDM). If you are unsure give our clinic a call for help.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a detailed, holistic, hands-on physical therapy for a wide range of conditions. It is a growing profession that is internationally recognised and is an evidence-based and evidence-informed complementary medical practice.

Is Osteopathy safe?

Osteopathy is considered as a safe treatment. It is possible to feel minor side effects from your treatment such as: mild to moderate soreness in the treatment area. These side effects can develop a few hours and are similar to post exercise soreness.

For more information head to: https://osteopathy.org.au/about-osteopathy/patients/treatment-faqs

How can Osteopathy help?

Our Osteopaths are experienced to help with a range of conditions such as: Neck pain, Headaches, Back pain, Sciatica, Sports related problems, Pregnancy care, Children and Babies, Joint pain, Arthritis, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

Is Osteopathy regulated?

Osteopathy is one of ten regulated healthcare professions in Australia. Osteopaths must be registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia and patients can check their osteopath’s registration online. Training to be an osteopath in Australia requires the successful completion of a five-year full-time university degree.

Reference: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/osteopathy

How many sessions will I need?

Depending on your unique condition or need, each Osteopath will assess the best approach to take. After consulting you a plan will be developed for you to get moving well and feeling great ASAP! Our main objective is to get you moving and stay moving without constantly ending up in the clinic.

What is Exercise Physiology?

Our Exercise Physiologists provide a welcoming environment for people of all ages and health levels. We understand that exercise can be daunting and that gyms might not be your thing. That's why we cater for people ranging from severely injured to elite sportsmen looking for optimal performance.

Is Exercise Physiology for athletes only?

No way! Exercise Physiology is for everyone who can move. We work with children through to elderly and everyone in between. Whether you're struggling to keep up with the grandkids or looking to fine tune your optimal perforce in your sport, we tailor our exercise plan to you!

Can Exercise Physiology help with rehabilitation?

It's important that directly after an injury (acute phase) you seek a medical professional such as an Osteopath to diagnose and create a management plan for the inflammation. After this phase our EP's are able to tailor an exercise based injury treatment and management plan to improve your recovery. Supporting reducing recovery time, managing healthy weight as you recover, reducing re-injury risk and improving functional capacity.

How do Osteopathy and Exercise Physiology go together?

As a multidisciplinary clinic we look at your health holistically. It is never our intention to keep you coming back to the clinic for treatment. It is absolutely our intention to see you Move Well & Feel Great and stay that way long term. Research shows that Osteopathy can provide pain relief and support a range of conditions. We then recommend a few sessions with our EP team to ensure your condition remains under control and then give you the tools to stay out of the clinic.

What does multi-disciplinary mean?

"...combining or involving several academic disciplines or professional specializations in an approach to a topic or problem." - Oxford Languages

In our clinic we combine our team's array of academic disciplines to approach your conditions and treat it in a way that provides the highest quality results.