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