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Improving health and wellbeing

Osteopath Heath Williams started Principle Four Osteopath in 2010 with a focus on integrating manual therapy and movement i.e. exercise and strength conditioning so that clients could move from pain management to improving their overall health and wellbeing. 


FACTS

  • We ask that you please arrive at the clinic five minutes early and take a seat in our waiting area which is located on the opposite side of our entrance within our exercise rehab studio
  • We have a toilet and shower onsite if required.
  • We accept Hicaps/Suncorp, Cash, EFTPOS, VISA and MasterCard.
  • We ask that you pay for your consultation on the day of your appointment.
  • We require 12 hours’ notice if you are unable to attend your consultation (a cancellation fee may apply for short notice cancellations < 12 hours’ notice.
  • Should you be under the Medicare chronic disease management plan, WorkCover, TAC or veterans affairs scheme, please contact us prior to booking an appointment and seeing one of our osteopaths as you will be required to bring with you relevant claim numbers and information relating to your treatment and management.

FAQs

If you are a new booked to see one of our Osteopaths at our Melbourne osteopathy clinic or you are wanting to find out more information about Principle Four Osteopathy and what’s involved, we have put together a list of commonly asked questions and answers below for you to review.
If you have a question that we haven’t answered in our FAQs section below, please email info@principle4.com and one of our osteopaths will respond as soon as possible.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DOES MY OSTEOPATH HAVE?

Osteopaths in Australia undertake 5 years of full-time study. This consists of a 3-year Bachelor Science (clinical science) and 2 years master’s degree in Health Science (Osteopathy).

Osteopaths are required by law to register with the Australian Board of Osteopaths and complete 25 hours of continued professional development annually.

The majority of Osteopath’s in Australia register with the Australian Osteopathic Association who represent the Osteopathic profession within Australia.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE MY OSTEOPATH?

No, anyone can make an appointment with an Osteopath. However, your general practitioner or specialist may recommend osteopathic treatment for certain conditions or problems. If you are unsure as to whether your specific complaint can be helped by Osteopathy, please call or email Principle Four Osteopathy

HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?

Initial appointments are approximately 60 minutes. Follow up appointments are 30-40 minutes, with longer follow up appointments of 60 minutes being available should you have a complex complaint or multiple complaints.

SHOULD I BRING MY X-RAYS WITH ME?

Yes. If you have any r