Your First Consultation

 

 

 

Australian Osteopaths are AHPRA registered, university-qualified allied health professionals who work in a variety of settings. Your osteopath is trained to understand how the parts of your body should work together and the impact if they do not.


What is osteopathic treatment?

At your first appointment and in any subsequent session(s), you may receive any of the below osteopathic treatments following the clinical assessment conducted by your osteopath.

  • Musculoskeletal and nervous system assessmentsYour osteopath will use a range of tools to identify what might be happening in the body.

  • Manual therapyA range of ‘hands-on’ techniques that may give relief from musculoskeletal pain, discomfort and may help tissues in the body.

  • Clinical exercise programsActivities and movement strategies for use at home, work or in other settings. Exercise may help you return to activities you enjoy, for example after an injury or surgery.

  • Body function assessments - Movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments.

  • Therapeutic needling techniques - Such as dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture.

  • Patient education and advice - Lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.


Would you like to listen to a patient talking about their experience of osteopathy?

Listen to George featured below, and if you have time, watch our Patient Journey Videos and hear from others who've also received osteopathic treatment.

DID YOU KNOW? Our Find an Osteo online search tool helps you locate an osteopath in your local area.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

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

BioCeuticals
GuildSuper
Guild Insurance
MAC SA
Kymdan
FlexEze
Victoria University
VIVOBAREFOOT
Brooks Shoes
AHPRA
MAIC QLD
London College of Animal Osteopathy
EMS
DVA
Arthritis Australia
NSW SIRA
Pain Australia
AHPA
Workcover WA
Associations Forum
Wentworth Advantage
OBA
TAS Workcover
NT Worksafe
Worksafe ACT
MAIB
ESSA
Insurance Commission of WA
National Rural Health Alliance
SA Worksafe
Medicare
VIC Worksafe
HICAPS
OPC Health
Better Pain Management
OIA
Cliniko
TAC VIC
Sleepmaker
Health Workforce Australia
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
NSW Workcover
RMIT University
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Member Advantage
QLD Worksafe
SCU