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We are thrilled to introduce our newest member to the healthcare team, Dr. Gage Wild.
Emerald Osteopathy is very excited to welcome Dr Gage Wild to the clinic as our new Osteopath who will be working alongside Dr Patrick Kuhn.
Dr Wild brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the clinic and will be able to help you with any type of injury you may have.
He will be available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday Mornings. Dr Wild is looking forward to meeting with both our current patients and future patients.
You can book to see Dr Wild either through the online booking system or by contacting the clinic directly on 03 5968 6889.
Dr Patrick Kuhn
Is an Osteopath who has two decades of experience working in allied health.
Patrick‘s pathway to becoming a health care practitioner started when he was a student at the VCA School of Dance. He was introduced to Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy through body maintenance and injury prevention.
Located in the heart of Emerald, we are local and easy access for all local and surrounding suburbs.
366 Belgrave-Gembrook Road Emerald 3782
Monday To Friday 9am - 6:30pm
Appointments : 03 5968 6889
Fax : 03 8692 8623
Common Conditions We Treat
Shoulder impingement injury
Rotator cuff injury
Pregnancy related postural strain
Knee tracking issues
Patella tendon injury
Whiplash associated head & neck pain
Upper and mid back pain – stiffness
Tennis elbow – Golfers elbow
Low back pain – stiffness
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Dis Injury – sciatic pain
Achilles tendon injury
Planter fasciitis – heel pain
What Is Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a “whole body” system of manual medicine. Osteopaths are federally registered primary health care practitioners who have completed five years university study to become registered. The guiding principles of osteopathy are that the body is an interrelated unit of structure and function and that the body has a self regulating mechanism’s which maintains optimal health. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore normal alignment and movement to assist the body’s self regulating mechanisms return the body back to a normal state of health.
What can I expect to experience during a consultation?
Patrick will take you through a comprehensive case history and examination process, which will include a personal history, postural and movement assessment and physical examination, if any special tests are required such as an x ray that will be arranged during the consultation. From the information gathered a diagnosis and treatment plan will be established. The treatment will be guided by the diagnosis and treatment plan and will not only focus on the affected area but also any associated areas that are contributing to your condition.
Experience, knowledge and care given to all our clients
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a “whole body” system of manual medicine. Osteopaths are federally registered primary health care practitioners who have completed five years university study to become registered. The guiding principles of osteopathy are that the body is an interrelated unit of structure and function and that the body has a self regulating mechanism which maintains optimal health. Osteopathic treatment aims to restore normal alignment and movement to assist the body’s self regulating mechanisms return the body back to a normal state of health.
Is Osteopathy covered by Private Health Funds?
Yes, osteopathic treatments are covered by health funds normally under their extras packages. If you are not shore if you are covered just contact your fund to find out. You can also with certain funds elect to be covered for osteopathy instead of other health providers.
Is Osteopathy covered by Medicare?
In certain cases your GP can refer you to an Osteopath under what is called an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This is only available for certain complex, chronic conditions so discuss this with your GP. Osteopathy is otherwise covered by most major private health funds
Is osteopathic treatment covered by Work Cover?
Yes, osteopathic treatment is covered under work cover. If you already have a claim number, please bring it with you. Otherwise, let your GP know that you want to consult an osteopath. We can also help you arrange the necessary approval.
How many treatments will I need?
Patrick will expect to see positive results within 2–4 treatments for common symptoms. However, it must be emphasised that each individual is unique therefore some people will require more or less treatment before their symptoms improve.
Do you have EFTPOS and HICAPS facilities?
Please note that private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Osteopathy, Remedial Massage, Myotherapy and Pregnancy Massage treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.
Is Osteopathy suitable for babies and children?