How do I know if my osteopath is a member of the AONB and holds a valid degree?
All our members receive a certificate, a membership number and are listed on our website. Feel free to contact us for any information.
Does my insurance cover osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a private health service. As such, it is not reimbursed by medicare, but depending on your policy, I may be covered by your private insurance provider. All insurance companies recognize receipts issued by members of the AONB. If in doubt about the extent of your coverage, we recommend you contact your insurance provider prior to your appointment.
How much does a session cost?
The cost of an hour-long session varies between $100 and $140. Most insurance companies reimburse either the entirety or part of the costs.
How long does a session last?
The length of a session can vary, but is usually between 30 to 60 minutes.
Do I need a referral from my family doctor?
No. Insurance providers do not require a referral to reimburse osteopathic treatments.
What is the difference between osteopathy, chiropracty and physiotherapy?
Osteopathy is based on a global approach to health problems. It does not focus on symptoms, but rather on the structural causes of problems. Osteopathy uses a wide array of techniques to treat musculo-skelletal (bones, muscles, articulations), visceral (organs) and nervous (nervous system, cranium) ailments.
How many treatments will I require?
Each case is unique, but it generally takes between 3 to 6 treatments to address an issue.
Does it hurt?
Osteopaths enter in dialogue with bodily tissues. Their touch is purposeful and respectful. They do not try to bring the body where it will not go. Rather, they accompany the body towards harmony. Techniques should generally be comfortable, but patients may experience soreness on the day following a treatment. If more serious side effects occur, let your osteopath know and he will adjust his treatment accordingly.
What should I wear?
We recommend wearing soft and loose fitting clothes.
Who is osteopathy suited to?
All age groups: infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.