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OAW2017 Media

Our aim during Osteopathy Awareness Week was to educate the general public as well as fellow health care providers, about Osteopathy and the many conditions that it can help people with.

We had a fantastic response from the media, with extensive nationwide coverage on television, radio, online and print media,as well as great engagement from members who made a proactive effort to get involved with the campaign.

Overall, Osteopathy Awareness Week was promoted in over 200 media items and reached over 6 million people! Here is summary of the television and radio covereage, plus please enjoy some of the media clips throughout the week below. 


Ten Eyewitness News - 15 April 2017

Today Extra - 18 April 2017

WIN News Tasmania - 20 April 2017



2GB 873AM with Warren Moore

2SERFM with Jess Klajman

101FM with Athol 'Woody' Woodford

6PR82 with Oliver Peterson

ABC Radio Hobart with Ryk Goddard

SBS Arabic with Manal Al-Ani

SBS Dari with Fateh Sami

SBS Filipino with Maridel Martinez



Osteopaths from across the country got on board the social media hashtag #OAW2017, raising awareness for the profession and introducing themselves to showcase the 'Get to know your osteo' tagline. Click on the collage below to view the social media wall.  

Social media #OAW2017



Warragul Drouin Gazette

Warragul Drouin Gazette - 18 April

Health Times

Health Times - 20 April

Northcote Leader

Northcote Leader - 2 May 

Get to know your osteo

Get to know your osteo campaign

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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.