Osteopathic Treatment for Babies, Infants and Young People
Osteopathy Australia is responsible for identifying and recommending clinical best practice and risk reduction practice for the profession in tandem with other sector stakeholders. This statement outlines our position on the application of spinal manipulative techniques to children. For young babies, infants and toddlers, manipulation is not recommended due to limited evidential benefit, vulnerability of growth centres and potential for injury risk.
Osteopaths, Children and the Wider Health Care System
Osteopaths are obliged to work with other health professionals and services seamlessly for the timely, appropriate and coordinated care of children and their caregivers under conventional musculoskeletal health management guidelines. This position statement outlines best practice expectations regarding working arrangements and clinical standards for osteopaths who work with children and their caregivers.
Vaccination Policy Statement
Osteopathy Australia’s policy statement regarding vaccination and well as resources regarding FAQs, WHO, OBA and Government information for both public and health professionals regarding vaccinations.
Osteopathy Scope of Practice
This statement is for health professionals, third party funders and policy makers. It gives an overview of osteopathic practice and its place within the Australian healthcare system.
Osteopathy Service Decriptors
The Osteopathy Service Descriptors discuss the types of consultations osteopaths may provide, and offers a rational basis for costing osteopathic healthcare.