What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a hands on form of manual therapy with a particular focus on the musculoskeletal system. It recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system – the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements.

Osteopaths use a range of approaches to enhance function, including manual therapy (mobilisation, stretching, massage and manipulation for ligaments and joints), exercise prescription, lifestyle advice and patient education.

Your osteopath will determine the mix and frequency of treatment and management approaches using skilled clinical evaluation and diagnostic approaches.

Australian Osteopaths are AHPRA registered, university-qualified allied health professionals. Your osteopath is trained to understand how the parts of your body should work together and the impact if they do not.

Common reasons why people see an osteopath

  • Neck or back pain
  • Headaches, migraines and jaw pain
  • Hip or pelvic pain
  • Knee, ankle or foot pain
  • Leg pain
  • Shoulder or elbow pain
  • Postural issues
  • Sciatica
  • Weight-bearing issues
  • Balancing and walking issues
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Muscular sprains and strains
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tendon problems