Osteopaths are university-trained allied health practitioners. Osteopaths study for five years to become Doctors of Osteopathy. During their training, they have been educated extensively on the musculoskeletal aspects of the body.
During their training, they complete a Bachelor’s degree for three years, before completing two further years of study in a practical setting to hone their skills before graduating.
Depending on your presentation, your practitioner may benefit from you bringing any of the following:
- Previous radiology reports
- Current gym programs
The main thing we require is for you to have a sound understanding of what causes you pain, the movements that can aggravate your symptoms and the things you have tried or failed to help your symptoms! This can be discussed during your case history with your practitioner.
At Limbr, we pride ourselves on a thorough assessment to understand your issues at hand. Typically in your first consultation, you will have an in-depth conversation with your practitioner about your injury and how it happened. We may ask other questions about your injury and medical history that may contribute to the cause of your pain.
We will then perform a physical assessment to diagnose your injury and understand how your body moves. Depending on the service you are utilising we will perform either some manual therapy aimed to help improve your symptoms or prescribe exercises to reduce your pain and improve your movement patterns.
Please get in contact if you have any questions or book your initial assessment via the link in our bio.
Due to appointments typically involving either manual therapy or some exercise prescription, we ask you to wear loose and comfortable clothing. Typically in treatment, you may be asked by your practitioner to remove some top-layer clothing so please let us know if you are not comfortable doing this.
No you don’t. We are an allied health clinic that doesn’t require a referral from your doctor. You may have heard about us from your friends and family and that’s the only referral you’ll need!
Yes. Provided your extras cover has the services you are utilising at the clinic then a portion of your consultation will be rebated by your private health insurance.
Just like school, you will be provided with some homework to do and we expect you to do it! We aim to educate you on your presentation and complete some lifestyle changes/exercises at home to reduce your pain and the risk of re-injury.
Our practitioners will discuss with you what is an achievable amount of time in a day/week for you to complete your exercises to ensure they can be done.
Limbr is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. Our treatment and class times vary based on practitioner availability.
- Monday: 8am – 7pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
- Wednesday: 6:30am – 6:30pm
- Thursday: 8am – 4pm
- Friday: 7am – 3pm