Policy Statements

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Osteopathy Service Decriptors

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

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Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

Arthritis Australia
Kymdan
MAIB
Pain Australia
Associations Forum
VIVOBAREFOOT
Member Advantage
MAIC QLD
NSW SIRA
Better Pain Management
Sleepmaker
HICAPS
Health Workforce Australia
Guild Insurance
Brooks Shoes
FlexEze
SCU
Medicare
OIA
Wentworth Advantage
NT Worksafe
SA Worksafe
AHPRA
OBA
AHPA
RMIT University
TAC VIC
Victoria University
National Rural Health Alliance
MAC SA
Red Cross Australia
QLD Worksafe
Insurance Commission of WA
Workcover WA
DVA
ESSA
AOAC
TAS Workcover
NSW Workcover
VIC Worksafe
Worksafe ACT