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Qualifications and Training

In Australia, all osteopaths complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. These university graduates hold either a double Bachelors or Master qualification.

Osteopaths are required, by law, to maintain ongoing professional development and education every year to stay in practice. In Australia, all osteopaths are required to be government registered practitioners. If an osteopath does not appear on this register they should not practice. The register can be found at: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require referral to medical practitioners or other allied health.

Latest news

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR

The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, Mr Trevor Porter, effective from Monday 20 February 2017.

Osteopathy Australia supports Healthy Weight Week

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is the perfect time to kick-start a more wholesome lifestyle. Focus on cooking more meals at home, eating the right foods, keeping active and seeking professional advice – smart ways to help achieve your best weight possible!