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National Safe Work Month

1 October 2018
Supporting October’s National Safe Work Month, Osteopathy Australia is encouraging Australians to incorporate simple movements such as stretching, standing up, walking meetings, changing postures regularly and micro-breaks into their working day to reduce the risk of developing a chronic pain problem, or a work-related musculoskeletal complaint.

Media Release: Lower back pain & Osteopathy

5 July 2018
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints seen by a GP or healthcare professional. It is estimated that over 80% of Australians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain may be acute (new pain) or chronic (longstanding pain), and it can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating.

Osteopaths are health professionals who are highly trained to treat lower back pain. An osteopath will explain to you why your pain is present, assist to relieve it with manual therapy and identify any barriers to your recovery. During a consultation with an osteopath, your practitioner will first discuss your case and thoroughly assess your condition.

Osteopathy makes it to the World Cup!

12 June 2018
The renowned Limburg osteopath Hub Westhovens from Eys, was flown in to the pre-world cup training camp of the Socceroos in Turkey. He will also be active at the FIFA World Cup to treat injured Australian internationals.

2018 Budget Update

9 May 2018
Another year, another budget, another set of broad commitments by the government without a lot of specific benefit for allied health practitioners. On first analysis, there is little that is likely to address out-of-pocket costs and limited access to allied health services for those without the capacity to fund their own care. The following is a snapshot of some budget items that may impact you, your patients, your business or the broader health system.

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR

8 May 2018
The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, River Rd Audit (formerly trading as YCG). Osteopathy Australia has received the formal resignation letter, dated 4 May 2018.

Research Findings - Heath Complaints about chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists

12 April 2018
A new study looking at the health complaints made about key allied health professions shows that the other professions accounted for a worryingly high number of complaints compared to osteopathy.

*STUDENTS* - Relocation Scholarship Eligibility.

16 March 2018
A once a year payment if you get ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance and need to move from a regional or remote area for higher education study.

Going back with the right backpack

18 January 2018
School bags are an essential aspect of the back-to-school process. Just over 4 million Australian Children will carry their bag this school year, but the right – or wrong – backpack can have a much longer effect on your child’s health.

6.8 million reasons why improving muscle, bone and joint health can’t wait.

14 August 2017
New national report commissioned by MOVE identifies urgent changes needed

ACT NOW To Fix Your Advertising - Check, Correct And Comply

11 July 2017
Make sure you check and correct your advertising so you comply with your legal obligations.

Webinar preview: The 4 habits that derail you from being a great listener

16 March 2017
As you explore the 4 habits of poor listeners, see what people and situations make you into any of the 4 listening styles. Sometimes you will fall into these habits with people you know well or meet for the first time.

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR

20 February 2017
The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, Mr Trevor Porter, effective from Monday 20 February 2017.

Osteopathy Australia supports Healthy Weight Week

13 February 2017
Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is the perfect time to kick-start a more wholesome lifestyle. Focus on cooking more meals at home, eating the right foods, keeping active and seeking professional advice – smart ways to help achieve your best weight possible!

School backpacks: what to look for and how to wear them

29 January 2017
School bags are an essential aspect of the back-to-school process. Children will carry the backpack the whole year, but the right – or wrong – backpack can have a much longer effect on your child’s health.

Hope for Health

24 January 2017
Two osteopaths travelled to the remote community of Galiwin’ku, on Elcho Island, Arnhem Land, with hope for health. Patricia Thomas tells her story...

Back to School Shoes

23 January 2017
Well, it’s getting close to the end of school holidays and so the “back to school” preparation begins. Osteos are often asked about the best footwear for children...

Tips for Wearing Heels

22 January 2017
Osteopath Claire Richardson says, “If you’re going to wear the heels, decrease the damage they cause.”

Take the stairs. Always.

5 January 2017
How to keep moving while on holidays: The benefits of stair climbing

Skin: a bare bones covering

21 November 2016
While it’s not the role of an osteopath to diagnose skin conditions, UK specialty doctor in Dermatology Manu Mehra believes we are uniquely positioned to make observations that save lives.

Osteopathy student tipped to make top 10 in inaugural 2016 NAB AFL Women's Draft

12 October 2016
Nicola Stevens is expected to be drafted in the top 10, and even tipped to go as high as number 5 — but it could have been higher were it not for an ACL injury. Her experience in playing AFL football and suffering injuries herself, has led her to believe that osteopathic treatment and commitment to rehabilitation is the most effective in obtaining optimal results in health and performance.

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National Safe Work Month

Supporting October’s National Safe Work Month, Osteopathy Australia is encouraging Australians to incorporate simple movements such as stretching, standing up, walking meetings, changing postures regularly and micro-breaks into their working day to reduce the risk of developing a chronic pain problem, or a work-related musculoskeletal complaint.

Media Release: Lower back pain & Osteopathy

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints seen by a GP or healthcare professional. It is estimated that over 80% of Australians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain may be acute (new pain) or chronic (longstanding pain), and it can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating.

Osteopaths are health professionals who are highly trained to treat lower back pain. An osteopath will explain to you why your pain is present, assist to relieve it with manual therapy and identify any barriers to your recovery. During a consultation with an osteopath, your practitioner will first discuss your case and thoroughly assess your condition.