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.

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