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General FAQS

The following is a list of commonly asked questions regarding treatments at Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre. If you require any further information please call our reception on (03) 9939 1289, ask a question or send us an email.

What is the length of each consultation?

  • Osteopathy: For Initial Consultations please allow 45 – 60 minutes. Return appointments are 30-minutes.
  • Remedial Massage / Myotherapy: Appointments can be 30, 45 or 60-minutes. For Initial Consultations at our clinic we recommend 45 or 60-minutes.
  • Pilates Initial Consultation: 60-minutes

Do I need a referral?
No. Anyone is free to make an appointment with our practitioners. Please call Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre on (03) 9939 1289 if you are unsure about whether we can assist with your injury or complaint.

What qualifications do the practitioners / instructors hold?

  • Osteopathy: In Australia Osteopaths are required to undertake 5-years of full time study with a 3-year undergraduate degree in clinical science and a 2-year Masters in Health science. Osteopaths are required by law to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and with the Australian Osteopathy Association (AOA)
  • Remedial Massage: Practitioners are registered with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists
  • Myotherapy: In Australia Myotherapists are required to undertake an advanced diploma or a bachelor degree in Health Science (Myotherapy). Myotherapists are registered with the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia.
  • Pilates Instructors: A recognised qualification in an approved Pilates course is required. At our clinic, all instructors have completed units in studio / reformer Pilates and rehabilitation in one of more of: Australian Pilates Method Association; Polestar Pilates; Stott Pilates; or Body Arts and Science International Pilates.

Are services covered by private health insurance?
Osteopathy, Remedial Massage, Exercise Rehabilitation, and Pilates are all claimable by private health insurance. To find out if you are covered for these services please contact your insurance company directly.

What should I wear to an appointment?

  • For Osteopathy, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy: depending on the area of your body requiring treatment, your Osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to wear loose pants or bring a pair of shorts to change into. Once on the table you will be draped with towels.
  • Pilates and Exercise Rehabilitation: please bring sportswear as you will have to perform some physical activity during the consultation. We have change rooms available at our clinic.

What SHOULD I bring to a consultation?
Please bring along any X-ray, Scan (MRI, ultrasound CAT etc), and blood test results you may have regarding the relevant concern.

Do I need to arrive early for my initial appointment?

  • It is advisable to arrive early to your initial consultation for all our services as you will be required to fill out a new patient form and sign an informed consent form. You can also download the form and complete it prior to your appointment in order to save time:
  • Osteopathy – New Patient Form (PDF 152KB)

What should I expect during my initial consultation?