For General Practitioners

We provide evidence-based rehabilitation and treatment for private patients as well as W/C, TAC, DVA, EPC/Medicare. This incorporates:

  1. Standardised outcome measures ensuring treatment progress
  2. Written reports back to GP, maintaining referral integrity
  3. Up to date knowledge, treatment and rehabilitation practices
  4. Specialised medico-legal reports for 3rd party claims

How We Treat

  1. History

    1. Full history related to physical complaint
    2. Screen of relevant systemic and organ systems
    3. Current medical management and medications
    4. Red Flag screen
  2. Examination

    1. Joint & Motion testing
    2. Palpation – superficial and deep
    3. Biomechanical analysis of joint ranges and posture
    4. Mapping of neurological deficits (eg dermatome, myotome)
  3. Orthopaedic Tests

    1. Joint and cartilage (eg McMurray, Appley)
    2. Apprehension (eg dislocation tests)
    3. Tendon reflex and skin sensation
    4. Nerve stretch /compression (eg SLR)
    5. Muscle strength (eg active resisted)
    6. Impingement (eg Empty Can, quadrant)
    7. Special tests (eg accessory joint movements)
  4. Scans

    1. Reading of X-rays, CT, MRI, Ultrasound scans
    2. Referral for X-rays and MRI scans
  5. Diagnosis

    1. Tissue based identifying pathological process
    2. Based on history, physical examination, orthopaedic tests and scans
    3. Predisposing and maintaining factors identified
  6. Manual Treatment

    1. Comprehensive range of muscle soft-tissue techniques
    2. Comprehensive range of joint articulation and mobilisation techniques
    3. Localised to injury or complaint
    4. Appropriate for age and medical condition of patient
  7. Rehabilitation

    1. Tailored exercises
    2. Strapping and Taping
    3. Gym, pilates, swim and home-based programs
  8. Progress Reports

    1. Based on standardised outcome measures (eg Oswestry)
    2. Use of patient specific functional scales (PSFS)
    3. Monitoring of orthopaedic joint and muscle ranges

General Practitioner

Patient with Low Back / Disc Injury, Headache or any Joint, Tendon, Ligament, Muscle Injury.

Referral (with any test results)

Hosford Health Clinic

Full History, Examination, Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation Plan. If required, X-rays / further tests as covered by the Osteopath’s provider number.

Referral / Progress Report

General Practitioner

GP informed of treatment plan and progress. Referral back to GP for further tests or management as indicated.


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