Osteopath Brisbane

How Our Brisbane Osteopaths Can Help

Guiding you to optimal health and wellness.

Reduce Pain

We believe daily pain can be helped and is not something you should have to endure, our osteopaths aim to target the root cause of your discomfort.

Treat Injuries

From sports injuries to spinal ailments, and workplace strains to postural conditions, we expertly tailor our treatments to provide unparalleled care and rejuvenation.

Improve Performance

Whether you are looking to reach optimal health, increase sports performance or simply wish to play a more active role with your family, our Osteopaths can help.

Why see an Osteopath?

Professional Healthcare That Treats The Cause of Issues

Osteopaths conduct thorough assessments of each individual client and aim to discover the root cause of the presenting issue and help educate and prevent the risk of re-injury.

Osteopaths focus on the neuro-musculoskeletal system, which comprises bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support the human body and control its movements.

Common Issues An Osteopath Can Treat

Don’t put up with pain, speak to one of our Brisbane Osteopath’s today.

Low Back Pain

1 in 6 Australians will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Back pain is more common with age, starting around age 30 or 40. Lack of exercise, weak, and unused muscles in the back and abdomen might lead to back pain.

Neck Pain

Up to 75% of the Australia population will experience neck pain. It is most likely associated with poor posture — whether from leaning over a computer or hunching over a workbench — strains neck muscles.

Shoulder Girdle Injuries

Pain in the shoulders can have many different causes. The pain may occur in the joint itself, or in the many muscles, tendons and ligaments in the shoulders.

Hip and Groin Injuries

Often caused by strains of local muscles, tendons and ligaments due to overuse or local weakness of the hip muscles.

“In Australia, osteopaths are university qualified allied health professionals who take the time to listen and treat patients as a whole, not just focusing on one pain point.”

What To Expect When Seeing An Osteopath

Our Osteopaths in Brisbane will take the time to understand the status of your physical and non-physical health, to ensure treatment takes into account your unique background, lifestyle and medical history.

Medical History

We take an in-depth medical history and assess lifestyle factors to reveal the cause and contributing factors of your presentation.

Clinical Testing

By conducting range of motion, strength and orthopedic tests we can reveal connective tissue imbalances, pain and/or weaknesses.

Treatment

We use a variety of methods, including spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage, articulation or gentle joint movements.

Prevention

We then prescribe stability exercises, stretching and trigger point programs for injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Brisbane Osteopath Pricing

From sports injuries to spinal ailments, and workplace strains to postural conditions, we expertly tailor our treatments to provide unparalleled care and rejuvenation.

Initial Appointment

$ 120
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First Visit

Returning Patient

$ 110
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Extended +

$ 210
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Sam Nevins, Owner and Osteopath

B.App.Sc (Comp Med) and Master of Osteopathy

Sam comes from a rural NSW. He graduated RMIT in Melbourne in 2010 and moved to Queensland in 2014.

Having many sports injuries himself, Sam continues to participate in an active lifestyle and has a deep understanding of the patient experience with managing musculoskeletal injuries.

Sam uses his height and strength to conduct strong manual techniques in his practice and has a keen interest in treating larger people like himself. He places a high value in treating the whole person and aims to help each client achieve an active lifestyle.

Sam Nevins, tall Osteopath wearing a black polo shirt, transparent image

Frequently Asked Questions

Many patients are referred to Osteopaths by their friends, family, doctors, other health practitioners or personal trainers.

However, as Osteopaths are primary care practitioners, you can make an appointment yourself directly, OR with a GP’s referral.

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and require complex care you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) assistance. In this case, your GP must complete a special referral form to refer you to an Osteopath for treatment.

Bring along any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have.

It’s advisable to arrive a little early for your first appointment, as you will need to fill out initial paperwork relating to why you are coming to an Osteopath.

By law, an Osteopath needs to obtain your approval to treat you, so you will probably be asked to sign an ‘informed consent’ form.)

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.

A gown can also be offered by the practitioner, for the patient to wear.

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

 

Your Osteopath will ask questions about your problem and symptoms. They may also ask questions about your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem.

If your medical condition changes during the course of your Osteopathic treatment, you should tell your Osteopath.

Next, your Osteopath will conduct a full osteopathic examination and if necessary, clinical tests may be performed. This may involve diagnostic, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises, which will help determine how best to manage your condition.

The examination may include passive and active movements, such as the osteopath lifting your arms or legs. As part of the examination, you may also be asked to bend over or stand in your underwear. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate underwear.

As your Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment, your practitioner may look at other parts of your body, as well as the area that is troubling you. For example, if you have a sore knee, your practitioner may also look at your ankle, pelvis and back.

Your practitioner may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home or work.

Your initial consultation may last up to one hour (45 min).

This will enable your osteopath to take a thorough history, examine and treat you. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter.

Depending on your condition, they can take up to 30 minutes.

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation (if indicated).

Most Osteopathic treatments are gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your practitioner will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persists or increases significantly, call your practitioner to discuss your concerns.

The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum.

Your Osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you to someone else.

Generally you would expect to see some changes in your symptoms after one or two visits; however, some long-term or chronic conditions may require a longer course or more frequent treatment. If you have any concerns, your osteopath will be happy to discuss these with you.

Yes – If you have an “extras” package with your private health insurance, which covers Osteopathy, you are able to claim for your treatment on the spot as we have a HICAPS terminal for direct claiming.

Yes – third party payments for Osteopathic treatment, through: Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Medicare (CDM plan).

Medicare claims can also be processed on-the-spot, if your GP has referred you through the CDM plan.

Following treatment, your practitioner may decide if additional investigations, such as X-ray, scans or blood tests are required.

This will enable them to make a more exact diagnosis and develop a suitable treatment plan for you. If necessary, your practitioner may refer you on to another health professional.

Our Clinic

Location​

Suite 7/108 Latrobe Terrace,
Paddington QLD 4064
(Find us inside The Work Well)

Email Address

admin@firststephealth.com.au

Contact Number

(07) 3876 2100

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

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