What qualifications does an osteopath have?
In Australia, osteopaths undertake 5-years of full-time study with a 3-year Undergraduate Degree in Clinical Science and a 2-year Master’s Degree in Health Science. Osteopaths are required by law to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
What qualifications does a physiotherapist have?
Physiotherapists complete either a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree or a 2-year Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, accredited by a recognised institution. This education integrates theoretical and practical training in various areas, including sports, paediatrics, and women’s health. Additionally, physiotherapists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and often pursue further specialisations in specific fields.
What qualifications does a remedial massage therapist have?
Remedial massage therapists are required to obtain a Diploma in Remedial Massage, which typically involves a comprehensive study of anatomy, physiology, and specialised massage techniques. Following their formal education, they must also become members of recognised professional associations that maintain ethical standards and promote continuous professional development. Registration with relevant authorities ensures adherence to industry standards and practices.
What qualifications does a clinical pilates instructor have?
Clinical pilates instructors obtain a Certification in Pilates Instruction, encompassing extensive training in pilates methodologies, frequently with an emphasis on clinical or therapeutic applications. In addition, these professionals typically have educational backgrounds in fields related to movement or health sciences, such as physiotherapy or exercise science.
Where is the best parking?
Larkin Lane Car Park: If you’re driving, a convenient parking option is the Larkin Lane car park. You can access directions and more information about this parking area via the following link: Larkin Lane Car Park. Once you’ve parked here, expect a brief walk to the clinic.
Shirley Road Parking: Another alternative for parking is along Shirley Road. Details and directions for this option can be found here: Shirley Road Parking. Similar to the Larkin Lane car park, parking here will also involve a short walk to our clinic.
Do I need a referral?
No – referrals from a GP or specialist are welcome, though are not required to access our services. Anyone is free to make an appointment with our practitioners.
Are the services covered by private health insurance?
Osteopathy, physiotherapy, remedial massage, and clinical pilates are claimable by private health insurance, depending on your level of cover. Please contact your insurance company directly to find out if these services are included.
What should I bring to a consultation?
Please bring along any x-rays, scans (e.g. MRI, ultrasound, CAT), and blood test results you may have regarding the relevant concern.
Do I need to arrive early for my initial appointment?
We recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to your initial consultation as you will be required to fill out a new patient form, and thoroughly read and sign an informed consent form.