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Policy Statements

Osteopathy Australia releases position statements on topics and issues relevant to osteopaths, other health practitioners and health consumers. Our position statements are developed in consultation with members or through our clinical excellence committees.

The Osteopathy Service Descriptors is a description of the types of consultations osteopaths may provide, and offers a rational basis for costing osteopathic healthcare.



Position statements are prepared having regard to general circumstances, and it is the responsibility of the practitioner to have express regard to the particular circumstances of each case, and the application of this statement in each case. In particular, clinical management must always be responsive to the needs of individual health consumer, resources, and limitations unique to the clinics or type of practice. Position statements have been prepared having regard to the information available at the time of their preparation, and the practitioner should therefore consider any information, research or material which may have been published or become available subsequently. Each postion statement has a published date included. While Osteopathy Australia endeavours to ensure that statements are as current as possible at the time of their preparation, it takes no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or information or material which may have become available subsequently.