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.

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