At SIA Medical Centres both traditional and laser acupuncture are available through our experienced GP Dr Martin Sia.
A recent 2017 Acupuncture Evidence Project has found that acupuncture now has strong evidence to support its use in many painful conditions such as back pain, Click here to page 55 to find out which conditions acupuncture has the strongest evidence for.
Acupuncture is a time-honoured Eastern form of therapy that utilizes the Ancient Chinese concept of qi or energy flow.
The body is served by a number of energy pathways or meridians, which have specific points along them.
These can be manipulated to balance the flow of energy through the body.
Using special fine acupuncture needles or a low powered laser beam we can stimulate these acupuncture points where they will affect the area to be treated
Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of many conditions:
|• Headaches||• Osteoarthritis|
|• Rheumatoid Arthritis||• Musculoskeletal complaints|
|• Sporting injuries||• Depression|
|• Anxiety||• Menopausal complaints|
|• Painful periods||• Allergy|
|• Smoking cessation|
ACCUPUNCTURE FEE SCHEDULE-2017
From 1st January 2017,a PRIVATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ACCUPUNCTURE
You will be able to claim Medicare rebates as below.
|Charges for weekdays and Saturday before 1:00pm||Medicare Rebate||Out of Pocket|
|$ 110.00||$ 71.50||$ 38.50|
|$ 75.00||$ 37.00||$ 38.00|
|Charges for weekends after 1:00pm Saturdays and Sundays||Medicare Rebate||Out of Pocket|
|$ 122.00||$ 83.50||$ 38.50|
|$ 88.00||$ 49.00||$ 39.00|
At SIA Medical Centres we offer chiropractic treatments through our specialist Chiropractors for:
- Private Patients
• Work Cover Injuries
• Motor Vehicle Injuries (TAC)
• General Injuries
Chiropractic treatment is a form of spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulations have been used as a healing technique for thousands of years, but the modern version was developed in the late nineteenth century. Chiropractic treatment is recognised as a genuine healthcare approach, and published research studies have found that it can be effective for people with a range of spinal and other problems.
Chiropractors use a specific type of manipulation called an adjustment to improve many health problems that are related to the skeleton and muscular system. It is useful in the treatment of many conditions:
- Back injuries
• Lower back pain
• Period pain
• Problems with posture
• Sciatica (shooting pains in the leg)
• Problems with joints such as the knees, shoulders, feet and hands.
Get on the white track with SIA dental!
At SIA, we provide top-of-the-line care for you and your whole family. In our brand new state-of-the-art dental clinic, we provide exceptional treatment in all areas of family & cosmetic dentistry.
SIA Dental provides preventative care, cosmetic and general dentistry including extractions, endodontics and prosthodontics to name a few of our many services.
Our experienced and qualified team, work tirelessly to ensure that you leave satisfied and informed about your oral health.
We strive to ensure all appointments run to schedule and that same-day appointments are available to our patients. We want your experience to be an enjoyable one, which is easy, affordable and exceeds your expectations.
SIA Dental is located within SIA Medical centre, which has been established as a family medical centre for over 20 years.
We have a HICAPS machine and accept all insurance funds, ensuring you access to your rebates from your health fund. Should you require a specialist, we will ensure that you have access to specialists in their field.
If you would like to request a consultation to discuss your dental health needs with one of our friendly and experienced staff, please call 03 9289 3999.
At SIA Medical Centres you can get a complete diabetes check-up and get access to diabetes educators.
Diabetes educators specialise in the provision of diabetes self-management education for people with diabetes. They provide support for people with diabetes, including gestational diabetes, integrating clinical care, self-management education, skills training and disease specific information to motivate patients to:
- Understand diabetes and make informed lifestyle and treatment choices
• Incorporate physical activity into daily life
• Use their medicines effectively and safely
• Monitor and interpret their blood glucose patterns
At SIA Medical Centres we have dietitians that provide dietary solutions that best suit your needs.
Dietitians provide food and nutrition information to help people improve their health. Qualified dietitians also have the clinical training to modify diets to treat or help to manage conditions such as:
• Heart disease
• Overweight and obesity
• Food allergies and intolerances
At SIA Medical Centres our GPs are happy to help with your general medicine needs:
• General Consultations
• Men’s Health
• Women’s Health
• Children’s Health
• Travel Medicine
• Medical Assessment
• Antenatal Care
• Diabetic Management
• Chronic Disease Management
• Natural Therapies
Free Hearing Tests
At SIA Medical Centres we have audiologists who are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborn, children, and adults. They can also refer you for a Hearing test to Connect Hearing.
Hearing tests check a person’s ability to hear the loudness and pitch of sounds. The results are charted on a graph (audiogram) to help pinpoint the severity and causes of hearing problems.
At SIA Medical Centres we have doctors that are Registered Osteopaths who are experienced in dealing with a wide range of musculoskeletal ailments.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that deals with a large variety of musculoskeletal problems. Osteopaths are trained to diagnose and treat all parts of the human body, not only the spine.
Osteopathic treatment methods can range from gentle cranial and functional techniques to more direct techniques such as soft tissue massage, muscle energy or manipulation techniques.
Osteopathy can treat:
• Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Muscular Spasm
• Muscle Strains
• Ligament Sprains
• Slipped Discs
• Pains from Arthritis
• Shoulder Pains
• Frozen Shoulder
• Sports Injuries
• Visceral problems
• Tension Headaches
• RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries)
• Rehabilitation of Previous Injuries
SIA Medical Centre is a Travelvax Centre. Our trained nurse staff can provide all travellers with expert travel advice and recommend suitable vaccinations, administer vaccinations, discuss anti-malaria medications and suitable precautions to take whilst overseas.
We have an extensive range of vaccinations including:
- Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Yellow Fever (required for entry to certain countries)
• Flu vacc
• Whooping cough
Note – Any other vaccine can be arranged as required.
And all your medications, repellents, mosquito nets, education and first aid equipment available for purchase at the centre.