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Andrew Forbes

Andrew has been a practising osteopath for 20 years. Previously, he worked in the insurance and financial markets in London and Tokyo for 13 years.

Andrew Forbes (Osteopath)

 He divides his time between his private multidisciplinary practice, marketing for a small cooperative of Wagyu breeders, and community volunteer activities in NSW Southern Highlands. He is also an Osteopathy Australia board member, as well as serving on the board for a regional mutual bank.

Meet Dr Andrew Forbes (Osteopath) from Active Therapies in Bowral, NSW. 

Why did you become an osteopath?

I was inspired by my wife, Lucy, who is a physiotherapist. She enjoys her work so much and I wanted a fulfilling and challenging job just like hers, so I re-trained as an Osteopath when I was 29 years old. 26 years later I'm still loving the challenge!

What do you enjoy the most about being an osteopath?

The patients who come back and tell you that you've changed their lives - either in a small way, or sometimes in a big way!

Andrew Forbes - competition paraglider

What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy outside of Osteopathy?

I am a competition paraglider, currently in the Australian squad, and ranked number 16 in Australia and 313 in the world. My ambition is to make the 2019 world championships and fly for Australia!












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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.

Osteopathy makes it to the World Cup!

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.