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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.

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Latest news

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.

2018 Budget Update

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.