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.
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.