I have a child

Good support is essential for those challenging early months. Whatever stage of parenting you are up to, our practitioners are here to provide all you need to feel informed and supported.

Whether you are caring for a new born, young children or have children spanning a range of ages, caring for the health of yourselves as parents, as well as that of your family is paramount.

Every new stage brings its new struggles: infancy, vaccination, teething, child care, school and other developmental milestones require good support, sensible advice and effective treatment approaches. Whatever challenge you are facing, whatever stage of parenting you are up to, our practitioners are here to provide all you need to feel informed, supported, energetic and vital so your family can all be the best they can be.

For Parents

The difficulty of caring for a new baby often lies not so much in taking care of yourchild, but taking care of yourself. And yet your baby relies entirely on you, so your health is fundamental. This joyous time can also be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting, as you adjust to the many changes having a new baby brings. The key to getting through the first weeks and months is to find support wherever you can. All of our Practitioners are experienced in supporting new mothers, fathers, other carers and their family at this important time. We provide a range of natural medicine approaches to nourish and sustain you and can guide you to the most appropriate service for your need. We can also help you with emerging problems or difficulties you may experience including: Following birth, counselling can support early adjustment or any grief from unmet expectations, or simply fulfill the need to understand your experience. Where appropriate, you can also be referred to a number of other resources, linking you into other networks, resources and communities for further support, information or contacts.

For Baby

Due to their natural vitality, babies and children respond exceptionally well to gentle forms of treatment for most common childhood illnesses. We offer a range of approaches to caring for your baby’s health. Our reception staff can help you choose which approach best suits your baby’s current needs.
Across all of our services we commonly treat the following problems in babies/infants:
  • colic
  • eczema / rashes
  • cradle cap
  • constipation / diarrhoea
  • infections
  • immunisation support
  • allergies
  • teething
  • failure to thrive
  • fever management
In older children we may be able to assist with:
  • asthma
  • ear infections
  • tonsillitis
  • bed wetting
  • recurrent infections
  • compromised immunity due to childcare or school
  • fevers
  • ADHD
  • learning difficulties
  • depleted immunity, warts and other virus’s
  • stress conditions
  • fatigue
You will find more information on raising your family on our blog.

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Are we open during stage 4 lockdown?

  • Telehealth is available – this means your naturopathic, counselling, Chinese Herbal Medicine and birth preparation/debriefing appointments remain available via telehealth – book below.
  • Prescription naturopathic medicines are available – we are posting daily. Collections available ONLY to those of you who live within a 5km radius to our clinic. We will pass your order out the door to you for contactless pickup between 11am-1pm Monday – Saturday unless otherwise arranged with you.
  • Remedial Massage is not available for the remainder of stage 4 lockdown
  • In person Acupuncture and Osteopathic appointments are ONLY AVAILABLE to people who qualify. If you have an upcoming appointment for Acupuncture or Osteopathy your practitioner will be in contact with you to discuss if you qualify. If you are a new patient seeking help please follow the DHHS guidelines:
 
To avoid doubt, the DHHS provides further guidelines for permitted care as: 
  • to avoid a requirement for specialist input / review 
  • to avoid a hospital admission or emergency department presentation.

If you do not meet the above criteria, we cannot see you for in-person appointments for the remainder of the Stage 4 lockdown.

We understand how valuable your sessions are, and we are aware that this will be very difficult for some patients.  In the current health crisis that has swept our state, we must all act accordingly to minimise potential risk. 
 

Thank you for your patience, kindness and support for us as we manoeuver around this constantly changing situation.

Call our usual number – 03 9419 9988 for assistance.

We will keep this notification updated with any changes as they occur.

Remember – please do not enter our clinic at all, unless you’re here for the in person consult that you qualify for.

Referral Required

All patients will need to have on hand a GP or medical specialist referral to be able to access in person Acupuncture & Osteopathy at Fertile Ground Health Group during Stage 4 Lockdown.

Remedial Massage is no longer available.

Naturopathic consults via telehealth and posted prescription medicines remain available.

We will keep this notification updated with any changes as they occur. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.