About Osteopathy

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About Osteopathy

Osteopathy Australia has created an informative new website to help explain osteopathy and how an osteopath may help you. 

Looking for more information: https://whatisosteo.com

 

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered allied health practitioners who complete university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system - the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. Osteopaths provide musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments, manual therapy; clinical exercise programs; and movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments. They may also offer therapeutic needling techniques like dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture. Your osteopath may also offer ongoing support and educational advice about your lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.

Osteopaths mainly work in private practices but also work in a range of health settings including multidisciplinary medical/health clinics, rehabilitation clinics, aged care facilities, professional sports clubs, government, chronic pain management settings and research institutes.

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Patient Information

Find out what osteopaths do and how they may help you to manage your health.

Studying Osteopathy

Find out more about this great profession - check out the osteopathy tertiary degree options, opportunities for further study and listen to students and lecturers talking about the courses and uni experiences on offer.

Working as an Osteopath

You must be government registered, meet high professional standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice osteopathy in Australia

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