What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy was designed as a full medical practice in its own right. Founded in the late 1800’s by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, osteopathy is one of the oldest and well-known manual medicine modalities. Osteopathy is known for treating musculoskeletal complaints, such as back pain, headaches and sporting injuries.
Osteopathy is a holistic manual therapy practice, focusing on the self-repairing nature of the body and the relationship between structure and the way it functions. Osteopaths use a variety of hands-on techniques to assist the body back to health. Using skilled evaluation and diagnosis, the osteopath recognises dysfunction in your body.
Australian osteopaths are government registered primary health care practitioners, completing 5 years university training. Osteopaths are trained to identify conditions requiring medical referral and able to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems.
Osteopathy is covered by most private health care funds as well as Medicare in some circumstances.
What to expect at your appointment
Your first appointment may take up to one hour. This will enable the osteopath to take a case history, examine, refer or perform testing when required and treat you. The practitioner may request you to remove some clothing for assessment purposes. Please allow 30 minutes for a return consultation.
Please contact us if you have any queries, would like further information or to make an appointment.