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Our Vision and Mission

Our Mission:

Osteopathy Australia strives to enhance and promote the profession.

Our Vision:

Osteopathy Australia is acknowledged by government and stakeholders as the peak representative body for all Australian osteopaths. Osteopaths role in primary health and multidisciplinary care is recognised and osteopathy will continue to develop and strengthen as the manual healthcare of choice for all Australians. We support and expect high quality university based education for graduates. We will be the provider of choice for professional development; with core practice standards as a platform for an osteopath's professional journey and increasing diverse career opportunities.

Latest news

National Safe Work Month

Supporting October’s National Safe Work Month, Osteopathy Australia is encouraging Australians to incorporate simple movements such as stretching, standing up, walking meetings, changing postures regularly and micro-breaks into their working day to reduce the risk of developing a chronic pain problem, or a work-related musculoskeletal complaint.

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.