Is Osteopathy Covered By Medicare? (Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Workers Compensation, and More)

Is Osteopathy Covered By Medicare? (Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Workers Compensation, and More)

Is Osteopathy Covered By Medicare?

Many people have already recognised the proven benefits of osteopathy, but some still wonder if Medicare covers this effective form of manual medicine. This article will give you the answers you need so you can get the best treatment.

Whether it’s for chronic pain, range of motion, or sports injury rehabilitation, we’ve got you!

Is Osteopathy Covered By Medicare?

We’re happy to give you a reassuring yes. Seeing as the science behind osteopathy is recognised by the World Health Organization, it should come as no surprise that public healthcare covers it.

The government initiative (Medicare Plus) ensures that any patient with chronic conditions can be referred by their assigned GP for osteopathic treatment. In fact, all major health funds cover these treatment costs under their ancillary coverage policies.

Osteopathy and its related treatments are also covered by Workers Compensation insurance, and you won’t even need a referral to get a consultation from an osteopath in these cases. It’s clear that the world openly accepts the benefits of osteopathy that patients deserve to reap.

Other ways to cover osteopathy

If you’re not able to utilise Medicare or Workers Compensation for one reason or another, there are still other ways that you can get your osteopathy treatment paid for. If osteopathy is part of your sports injury rehabilitation, then you shouldn’t have to worry about the bill.

In the vast majority of these cases, the owner of the team will foot the bill for player treatments during sports injury rehabilitation out of both moral and legal obligations. This is great news for players who want to get back on the field as soon as possible but don’t have a lot of savings.

Many patients also try to crowdfund when in need of osteopathy. Those who don’t have the personal financial capacity to cover the treatment costs can rely on the goodwill of others. This altruistic strategy is very effective and helps many impoverished patients get the help they need.

Is osteopathy painful?

It’s a common misconception that the treatment process that osteopaths provide is one that’s painful or even “traumatic.” In reality, it’s very gentle, and all our patients report being quite comfortable all throughout.

Experienced and qualified osteopaths such as the ones on our team know to be gentle. They apply force cautiously and only use techniques that are proven to be safe to ensure you recover as soon as possible without any secondary injuries.

Can osteopathy help surgery patients?

Yes! It’s quite common for surgery patients to turn to osteopathy once they’re in recovery in order to speed up the natural healing process of their body. This can yield great results and help them get back to 100% before they know it rather than waiting for what seems like an eternity.

Reach out today!

If you’re ready to start your journey and reap the benefits of osteopathy, then give us a call on 03 5752 5005 or visit us at Level 1, 31 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn,. We’re always at the ready to treat new patients!

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