Common Questions

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an primary care, allied health profession. This means you can attend without a referral to see one of our osteopaths.

The core of Osteopathy seeks to restore the bodies basic healing functions, our bodies have fantastic healing mechanisms, however sometimes there are barriers that prevent that process from happening effectively. The structure and the function of the human body are interconnected and hence people who are moving well tend to function without pain.

What do you treat?

We treat a wide range of injuries including

  • Headaches
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Sciatica and Disc Injuries
  • Sports Injuries (i.e. Hamstring strains, sprained ankles)
  • Pre and Post Natal Care
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Joint sprains
  • Knee Injuries – Diagnosis and Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Foot Injuries and Ankle Pain
  • Jaw Pain

Once the immediate injury has been resolved we work preventatively to strengthen and train. Our goal is to minimise the potential for injury reoccurring. A strong stable body is much less likely to suffer from an injury due to the ability of the body to perform tasks with more ease.

If you are unsure if Osteopathy can help you please call on 9391 8925 and we can discuss further.

What are your qualifications?

As Osteopaths we are highly trained. Studying for 5 years at university to gain a bachelors degree, followed by a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. We are trained to assess and diagnose many medical complaints, and hence take a relatively detailed history about your general wellbeing, alongside information about your presenting issue. We will refer onwards where required, however many complaints will benefit from symptomatic relief alongside regular treatment.

Do I need a referral to see you?

No, we are frontline, you can come to us as your first point of contact.

What does a treatment involve?

At Taylored Osteopathy we aim to decrease your symptoms and improve your function. Treatment can include a wide variety of different techniques that are both active and passive on your behalf. A lot of our work is to do with movement, and assessing how your body works. If possible try to wear, or bring  clothes that allow you to move freely.

Your time with us is not split with other patients. For the duration of your appointment your treating Osteopath is only focused on your health and wellbeing.

Treatment is tailored to your individual case. Your Osteopath will outline your diagnosis and your prognosis. We reassess your condition at every appointment to ensure you are being challenged with your recovery and that you are meeting your goals and expectations.

How long is a consultation? 

Our initial consultations involve a very detailed history, discussion about your diagnosis and treatment. These usually last between 45min – 1 hour.

Subsequent consultations are 30 – 40mins.

Will the treatment hurt?

Treatment is not usually particularly uncomfortable but may require some minor discomfort at times. Remember we are trying to make your body work easier not harder so we tend to work away from your pain.

Sometimes when working with injuries we can cause an increase in the pain levels you are experiencing. This is vital information for us as it helps us to form a more accurate diagnosis.

Your osteopath will only use techniques that they have explained to you and that you are happy with.

Will the Osteopath crack or manipulate me?

Not without your consent. Osteopaths do use manipulation at times, however it is only one of many techniques that we have available to us and as such if you do not wish to have this technique performed that is completely fine.


Does my private health care extras allow me to claim any of the treatment cost back?

Yes, most health funds offer Osteopathy as part of their extras package. If you are covered we have HICAPS available for on the spot private healthcare claims.

How can I pay for my consultation?

We accept credit (Visa/Mastercard), EFTPOS and cash payments

Other Treatment Types

We also accept the following treatment types. Please let us know when you are making an appointment that relates to any of the below so we can discuss them individually.

  • Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) aka Chronic Disease Management (CDM)
    • You will require a plan from your GP for this. Please talk to your GP or ourselves about EPC/CDM Plans
  • WorkSafe
  • TAC
  • DVA

We treat patients from a variety of areas including:

Spotswood | Newport | Williamstown | Yarraville | Footscray | West Footscray| Kingsville | South Kingsville | North Williamstown | Altona North | Altona | Altona Meadows | Port Melbourne |North Melbourne | South Melbourne | Docklands | West Melbourne | Kensington | Brooklyn | Maidstone | Ascot Vale| Kensington | City of Maribyrnong | City of Hobsons Bay | Melbourne CBD