Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and manual therapy. It recognises the important link between body structure and function. Osteopathy is a drug free form of manual healthcare with a focus on the skeletal system and how it functions in conjunction with muscles, nerves,  connective tissue,  and internal organs as a holistic unit.

Using evaluation and diagnosis, osteopaths can identify types of dsyfunction within the body and then implement a wide range of treatment techniques. These may include stretching, and massaging of soft tissue, and mobilisation of specific joints and tissue.

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds, and by Medicare’s CDM (Chronic Disease Management) Plans.

People go to osteopaths because they provide:

  • A 5-year university double degree in Osteopathic Medicine
  • Palpation skills to locate, identify and diagnose
  • A wide range of manual skills
  • Long appointment sessions
  • Low force techniques