IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL PATIENTS:
Osteopathy treatments/services are NOT 'shut down' as part of Melbourne's current Step 2 restrictions. However, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has stipulated that "routine care" (i.e. 'check-up', 'tune-up', 'maintenance' treatment) is NOT permitted during Step 2 and that Osteopathic treatments must be "essential" for the patient during this time - with face-to-face treatment only being allowed:
→ to prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence which would result in an escalation of care needs (e.g. an increase in frequency of treatment needed, an increased need for prescription medication due to a significant increase in pain, requirement for specialist input or review, an increase in care needs, and/or a substantial increase to anticipated recovery time associated with a delay in receiving services).
→ to provide assessment and diagnostic services to patients whose care have been delayed as a result of Stage 4/Step 1 restrictions, with any further delay likely to result in deterioration in functional independence or adverse health outcomes (including access to diagnostic imaging services or assessment for prescription of assistive equipment and technology).
→ to provide services that are essential as part of a broader plan of care with a medical practitioner.
→ to provide services that are part of a conservative management plan to avoid or delay elective surgery.
→ to provide services immediately following elective surgery that prevent secondary complications or aid functional recovery.
With the above in mind, please be aware that every patient attending Pascoe Vale Osteopathy during Step 2 will need to be 'screened' via a phone call to ensure they are "essential". Patients seeking "routine care" (i.e. 'check-up', 'tune-up', 'maintenance' treatment) will need to continue delaying services until Melbourne moves to Step 3 (anticipated to be Monday 19th October).
Existing/return patients in need of Osteopathic treatment that are considered "essential" (as above) can travel further than 5km from their home to attend an appointment. New patients in need of Osteopathic treatment that are considered "essential" (as above) need to live within 5km of the clinic to attend an appointment.
We are temperature testing (contactless) patients on arrival.
Hand sanitiser is available on arrival, during your visit and as you leave.
A face mask will be worn by our Osteopath for the duration of your treatment. Patients need to wear a face mask also.
Where appropriate we are asking people not to use pens or touch terminal key pads when paying (i.e. requesting tap 'n' go).
We have strict patient number limits and adherence to social distancing measures for our clinic waiting room.
If you have any specific questions or concerns before you commit to an appointment please feel free to contact us.
Clinic hours of operation:
Monday: 9am - 6.30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 8pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 7pm
Friday: no appointments available
Pascoe Vale Osteopathy
Pascoe Vale Osteopathy - located within 'Hamish Everard Natural Therapies' - provides holistic, hands on treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Pascoe Vale Osteopathy predominantly services clients from the Moonee Valley and Moreland regions including Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Niddrie, Strathmore, Coburg, Brunswick, Oak Park and Glenroy.
Osteopath Dr. David Howard can assist you with a wide range of musculoskeletal issues and injuries with hands on, holistic osteopathic treatment. At Pascoe Vale Osteopathy, we strongly believe that education speeds up recovery and helps with long term prevention or maintenance of injuries. David will provide you with individual advice on improving posture as well as any strengthening or stretching exercises that you may need for a healthy musculoskeletal system over the long term.
At Pascoe Vale Osteopathy, we believe that knowledge is power so to help our patients be as healthy as possible, we have written a stack of articles on common conditions and ways to help prevent musculoskeletal issues. Some of the topics so far are: sleeping posture, core strength, acute muscle injuries, pillows, desk set up, sitting posture, disc bulge, sciatica and headaches
Dr. David Howard
B.Sc. (Clinical Sci.), M.H.Sc. (Osteopathy), B.App.Sc (Human Movement).
David is a caring individual who enjoys helping people and has worked in a diverse range of professional and educational health roles over many years – which complements his day to day work as an osteopathic healthcare provider.
He is particularly interested in treating patients in acute pain, sporting injuries, patients with work & ergonomic-related aches and pains, headaches, postural strains and patients in need of exercise prescription, nutrition advice and motivation.
Read more about David here.
Pascoe Vale Osteopathy provides osteopathic services to patients from a wide number of suburbs such as Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Essendon, Essendon North, Moonee Ponds, Strathmore, Niddrie, Keilor, Coburg, Coburg North, Brunswick, Oak Park, Glenroy, Hadfield, Airport West, Travancore, Melbourne, Australia.