About Osteopathy

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About Osteopathy

Osteopathy Australia has created an informative new website to help explain osteopathy and how an osteopath may help you. 

Looking for more information: https://whatisosteo.com

 

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered allied health practitioners who complete university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system - the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. Osteopaths provide musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments, manual therapy; clinical exercise programs; and movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments. They may also offer therapeutic needling techniques like dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture. Your osteopath may also offer ongoing support and educational advice about your lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.

Osteopaths mainly work in private practices but also work in a range of health settings including multidisciplinary medical/health clinics, rehabilitation clinics, aged care facilities, professional sports clubs, government, chronic pain management settings and research institutes.

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Patient Information

Find out what osteopaths do and how they may help you to manage your health.

Studying Osteopathy

Find out more about this great profession - check out the osteopathy tertiary degree options, opportunities for further study and listen to students and lecturers talking about the courses and uni experiences on offer.

Working as an Osteopath

You must be government registered, meet high professional standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice osteopathy in Australia

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

GuildSuper
BioCeuticals
Guild Insurance
HICAPS
Worksafe ACT
Victoria University
Better Pain Management
AHPRA
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Medicare
SCU
Health Workforce Australia
NT Worksafe
Associations Forum
NSW SIRA
London College of Animal Osteopathy
Pain Australia
VIC Worksafe
Brooks Shoes
MAIB
SA Worksafe
OPC Health
Sleepmaker
Insurance Commission of WA
FlexEze
TAS Workcover
VIVOBAREFOOT
Cliniko
OIA
National Rural Health Alliance
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
OBA
MAC SA
Workcover WA
RMIT University
QLD Worksafe
DVA
ESSA
TAC VIC
AHPA
Kymdan
Arthritis Australia
Wentworth Advantage
Member Advantage
MAIC QLD
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
NSW Workcover