Answers to Your Questions

FAQ on Osteopathy Sessions

Everything You Need to Know About Our Sessions, Holistic Benefits, and Insurance Coverage.

Our FAQs

Provide you with information essential to our osteopathic practice.

By explaining how sessions work, the benefits of osteopathy, and the conditions treated, this section guides you through your journey of discovery. We are committed to providing you with a transparent and reassuring experience, informing you about our holistic approach, the benefits to your overall wellbeing, and how your insurance will cover it.

During an osteopathy session at OsteoLife, our skilled practitioner, Dr. Valerie Johnston-Dugamin, will conduct a thorough assessment of your health and medical history. She will then use hands-on techniques to examine and treat your musculoskeletal system, aiming to identify and address any imbalances or issues that may be causing discomfort or pain.

The duration of an osteopathy session can vary based on your individual needs and condition. Generally, a session lasts around 40 to 60 minutes, allowing enough time for a comprehensive evaluation and effective treatment.

Osteopathy is known for its gentle and non-invasive approach to treatment. While some patients may experience mild discomfort during certain techniques, it should not be painful. Dr. Johnston-Dugamin prioritises your comfort and will communicate with you throughout the session to ensure your well-being.

The number of sessions required depends on the nature of your condition and your body’s response to treatment. Dr. Johnston-Dugamin will discuss a personalised treatment plan with you, outlining the recommended number of sessions and frequency to achieve the best results.

Yes, osteopathy can provide relief and support for a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint issues, sports injuries, and more. Dr. Johnston-Dugamin’s holistic approach considers the interconnectedness of the body’s systems, promoting overall well-being.

Absolutely! Osteopathy is a safe and gentle treatment option for people of all ages, including children and pregnant women. Dr. Valérie Johnston-Dugamin has a decade of experience in osteopathy, providing personalised treatments tailored to the unique needs of her patients, ensuring their well-being throughout the sessions.

Yes, osteopathy can often complement and enhance the effects of other treatments. Dr. Johnston-Dugamin is open to working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to ensure you receive comprehensive care that best suits your needs.

Many private health insurance plans cover osteopathy treatments. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage. At OsteoLife, you can receive your rebate on the spot through the convenient HICAPS system, saving you time.


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At OsteoLife, our mission is to empower you to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through our holistic approach to osteopathic care. We believe in treating the whole personmind, body, and spirit – to restore balance, alleviate pain, and enhance your body’s natural healing abilities. With a passionate commitment to your wellness journey, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalised treatments that inspire lasting transformation and improved quality of life.


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