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What is Osteopathy?


Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit and look at the functioning of the whole body & person rather than the isolated site of pain


Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-techniques osteopaths can identify dysfunction in your body. It is a safe, effective and gentle treatment that uses a variety of techniques such as:

  • ​cranial osteopathy

  • biodynamics osteopathy

  • joint mobilisation

  • soft tissue massage

  • myofascial techniques

  • muscle energy techniques

  • gentle joint adjustments

  • balance ligamentous/membranous tension techniques


The main goal of treatment is to improve the body’s innate ability to self heal & self regulate.

Osteopaths in Australia are government registered practitioners who complete a five year training at university in anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiology, clinical diagnosis and management, osteopathic techniques. Yearly continuous professional development is required to maintain registration. 

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management Plans. Osteopaths are registered providers for DVA patients, as well as by workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers.


Osteopathy can be helpful for:

 - lower back pain, disc injuries & sciatica

 - posture related back pain

 - arthritis & joint pain

 - whiplash, neck pain

 - TMJ pain

 - headaches & migraines

 - women’s health conditions

 - sporting injuries

 - shoulder injuries

 - elbow & wrist pain

 - hip & gluteal pain

 - knee & ankle/foot pain, including plantar fasciitis

 - more complex chronic issues

 - trauma related pain

 - pain related to pregnancy


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