What you might ask
Do I need a doctor's referral to see you?
No. Although a number of GPs, specialist doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, counsellors and other massage therapists and naturopaths regularly refer patients to us, you are welcome to make an appointment yourself at any time.
Can I claim for my visit with my health fund?
Yes, as long as you have the appropriate extras cover and your private health fund accepts massage therapy or naturopathy (almost all do). We are registered with most Australian Health Funds. Even if we had not dealt with a fund before have never had a claim rejected as we generally exceed the requirements of the funds.
Unfortunately though, you can only claim for the consultation fee. So far, none of the health funds offers reimbursements for the supplements or herbs we might use to help you. Our opinion is that it is better to spend a few dollars now on preventing bigger problems down the track, which might end up very expensive both financially as well as personally.
How many sessions should I have?
This question is very hard to answer as this is very different from patient to patient. We recommend that you get an initial consultation or treatment. We can then give you a much better idea what we can do for you and what we expect to happen when. Also, you can see if you like our style and feel comfortable with us. As a rule of thumb, we expect to get noticeable improvement for most cases within three to four sessions.
What do I bring to my first appointment?
The more precise information we have about you, the faster we can usually get results. Please follow this link to your online Health Appraisal Questionnaire at least 3 days before your appointment. Under 'practitioner member number', please type 42985. The whole questionnaire will take you about 15-20 minutes. Please confirm by email once you have finished the questionnaire.
Please also bring to your appointment:
A copy of all medical tests you have had in the last two years if possible.
Your medical records belong to you, so if you do not have a copy at home, you can call up your doctor and ask them for a copy to be sent to you or directly to us.
We do NOT require copies of actual X-rays, ultrasounds etc. A copy of the written report accompanying these tests is sufficient.
All supplements you are currently taking or usually taking. If you bring in the containers it is easier for us to check exact composition and dose.
A list of all medications you are currently or usually taking including strength and dose.