What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a manual therapy which uses a variety of techniques. These may include soft tissue, stretching, joint manipulation, articulation or myofascial dry needling. Osteopaths may also advise on correct posture, gait, lifting techniques and provide rehabilitation programs.
Becoming an Osteopath requires a minimum 5 year university study including anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic technique.
Osteopaths are required to participate in ongoing professional development and education. They must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency to practice.
What Do Osteopaths Treat?
Osteopaths treat a wide variety of conditions and these include:
- Neck and back pain
- Joint pain
- Pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain
- Postural problems
- Sporting injuries
If you wish to learn more, you can find helpful information on the Osteopathy Australia website.