What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.

Remedial massage is designed to balance muscle/soft tissue length, tension and tone which will in turn promote the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.

Increase your mobility and flexibility, and reduce muscle and joint tension with a remedial massage. Perfect if you have a specific injury such as shoulder pain, headaches, or neck and back ache.

The types of massage offered include:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage


Who is our Remedial Massage Therapist?

Massage therapy is offered at Southside Clinic by Fiona McCallum-Cox. Click through for more information.


What is Musculoskeletal Therapy?

Musculoskeletal Therapy is the evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Musculoskeletal Therapists may use massage in their treatments when warranted, but they also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches and skill-sets which in addition to manual therapy and dry needling may include; exercise prescription and/or education about pain management, load management, activity modification and/or lifestyle modification. Our Musculoskeletal Therapist, Paul McCann, has acquired a broad range of additional skills, including cranio-sacral technique, visceral manipulation and myofascial release.


Who is our Musculoskeletal Therapist?

Musculoskeletal Therapy is offered at Southside Clinic by Paul McCann. Click through for more information.


What to expect when you visit our Massage Therapist or Musculoskeletal Therapist

your first consultation, your Osteopath will ask questions and conduct a full osteopathic and orthopaedic examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your outer layers of clothing, depending on the area of your body requiring treatment. Following osteopathic treatment, your Osteopath may need additional investigations such as x-ray, scans or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you. If needed, your Osteopath may refer you on to another health professional.


Do you need a referral from your GP?

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


How long will your treatment take?

For Remedial Massage: We offer 30 minute, 60 minute or 90 minute appointments.

For Musculoskeletal Therapy: Your initial consultation may last up to one hour because it includes a thorough case history and examination as well as treatment. Follow-up treatments are usually a little shorter. Depending on your condition, they can take up to 30 minutes. You may also request a long consultation which is 60 minutes.


How much does it cost for Remedial Massage / Musculoskeletal Therapy?

Remedial Massage

30 minutes: $55

60 minutes: $90

90 minutes: $120

Musculoskeletal Therapy

Initial Consultation: $110

Return Visit (30 mins) : $75

Return Visit (60 mins): $110

We have HICAPS facilities so, if you have private health insurance we can swipe your card on the spot, and you will only need to pay the gap. Our practitioners are covered by all private health funds, but the amount of cover will depend upon your fund and level of cover.

Our practitioners are covered to treat Return To Work SA patients, as long as the therapy has been approved by an individuals case manager.


What do you need to bring?

Your practitioner may ask to see any X-rays, scans or test results that you may have. Your practitioner may ask you to undress to your underwear depending on the area of your body requiring treatment. Therefore you may want to wear loose pants or bring a pair of shorts if this would make you more comfortable. We do have shorts available onsite also if you require them.


If you have any questions about the Remedial Massage or Musculoskeletal services provided at Southside Clinic or if you would like to speak to a practitioner at our clinic, please call us on 1300 10 11 22.