Please find below our explanation of our most frequently asked questions about Osteopathy. Do you have another question or wish to book? Please contact us here.
Do you need a referral to see an Osteopath?
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and do not require a referral from a GP.
However, if you are a Work Cover patient, Veteran Affairs patient or a patient under the Enhanced Primary Care Program you will need a referral from your GP.
Can I claim the cost of Osteopathic treatment from my health fund?
Osteopathy can be claimed from most health funds, but the level of refund is dependent on your level of cover in your particular health fund. Please check with your health fund for further details.
Do Osteopaths treat Work Cover and Veteran Affairs patients?
Yes, the Osteopaths at Caringbah Osteopathic Centre treat Work Cover patients and Veteran Affairs patients but patients do need a referral from their GP.
What training do Osteopaths have?
In Australia, Osteopaths undertake 5 years full time study at University to become registered practitioners. 3 years are in an undergraduate course followed by a further 2 years in a Masters of Osteopathy.
Osteopaths also have to complete continuing professional development every year to maintain their registration.