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Osteopathic Healthcare Week

In our continued work to increase awareness of the osteopathic profession and its contribution to global healthcare, Osteopathy Australia is joining the Osteopathic International Alliance to promote International Osteopathic Healthcare Week. Running from 17-23 April 2016, the awareness week will be celebrated by osteopathic organisations around the world. 

Osteopathy Australia members can use the additional resources in this Members' Kit to help raise awareness and promote their clinic throughout the week. 

 

2016 Osteopathy Healthcare Week infographic

Health Times - Rapid growth in osteopathy

Osteopaths treat not only the specific problem but also provide lifestyle advice on diet, exercise, stress reduction, posture and breathing. Osteopaths encourage individuals to proactively prevent injuries and ailments, which in the long term leads to better overall health and less time and money spent on treatment.

Osteopaths can be seen directly without a referral or in addition to the care provided by a GP. It is acknowledged by all major health funds as well as DVA, Workcover, Medicare and attracts a rebate with a GP referral for chronic pain and conditions.

Latest news

Skin: a bare bones covering

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

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.