About Osteopathy

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About Osteopathy

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

Advanced Practice Recognition

Osteopathy Australia's information on Advanced Practice Recognition, formal professional titling and quality review frameworks relating to advanced practice focus areas.

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