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.
What does an Osteopath do?
Using skilled equation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, osteopath can identify dysfunction in your body. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
What type of education do Osteopaths receive?
Osteopathic physicians are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in Australia. Australian Osteopathic physicians are five year university trained, followed by internships, residencies and fellowships. This training last three to eight years and prepares the Dos to practice a specialty. Osteopaths are government registered and government regulated health professionals.