Do I need a referral from my GP?

Many patients are referred to osteopaths by their doctors, other health practitioners or personal trainers. However, as osteopaths are primary care practitioners, you can make an appointment directly without a referral.

What do I need to bring?

Bring along any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have. Depending on the area of your body requiring examination, your osteopath may ask you to undress to your underwear. It’s important that you feel comfortable, so you may want to bring a pair of stretchy gym shorts to change into. You may bring a chaperone if you wish. Plan to attend along with your child if your child is the patient.

Is osteopathic treatment painful?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation.

Most osteopathic treatments are gentle and should not cause undue discomfort. If your injuries do require hands-on treatment of painful and tender areas, your osteopath will exercise care to make you as comfortable as possible.

Some people experience mild soreness for a day or two after treatment, similar to that felt after mild exercise. If this soreness persist or increases significantly, call your osteopath to discuss your concerns.

What is the difference between osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy?

This would have to be one of the most common questions we are asked as osteopaths. The primary difference between the three modalities would have to be philosophical, that is, how each approaches or thinks about your treatment. We cannot speak for another profession but in terms of osteopathy we approach your treatment from the perspective that you are a whole human being and therefore anything we treat will consider all of you. 

We will assess your entire health history and determine how it may “fit in” to the condition/problem/pain that you come to us with. We will then design our treatment and management for you as an individual with that assessment in mind. 

Bulb Osteopathy Location

How to find us: The clinic is located at:
351 Clovelly Rd
Clovelly, New South Wales
(Near the corner of Beach St & Clovelly Rd)


Plenty of unmetered parking available on Beach St.

Public Transport

Bus numbers 339 and 360 stop directly out the front.

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Phone: 0432 621 201

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