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The Kieser Spinal Program
Fully rebatable for GMHBA members.* Enquire today if you may be eligible for the program
"Separate randomised controlled trials have concluded no significant differences in the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical groups" (Fairbanks et al 2005, Brox et al 2003 & 2006)
"Up to 84% of clients may be able to avoid surgery with conservative rehabilitation" (Atlas et al 2001 & 2005)
Q: Where can the Kieser Spinal Program be accessed?
A: At any Kieser facility in Australia.
Q: What does the program cost?
A: For the first 100 eligible GMHBA members who commence the program during the pilot phase (1st July - 31st December, 2019), the program will be fully funded by GMHBA (RRP $2,500).
Q: How does a GMHBA member qualify for the program?
A: To qualify, a client must be a GMHBA Health Insurance member and have held hospital cover for 12 months or longer.
Q: What are the inclusion criteria to the program?
A: The client must:
have a pathological diagnosis of the lumbar spine (using imaging)
have a pain level of 4/10
be a candidate for surgery in the next 3 years (medical practitioner's opinion)
Q: Does the client need to see a surgeon?
A: No, as long as they meet the inclusion criteria.
Q: Does the client need a referral for the program?
A: Yes, the client will need a referral from a general practitioner to access the program. Please see the referral section for further detail.