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Servicing area: CHATSWOOD, New South Wales
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Osteopathy AustraliaWelcome to the Osteopathy Australia
(Formally Australian Osteopathic Association)
Osteopathy Australia is the peak national body representing osteopaths in Australia. Our core work is liaising with both state and federal government, all other statutory bodies regarding professional, educational, legislative and regulatory issues as well as private enterprise.
Most people, regardless of age or gender, will suffer from back or neck pain, headaches, sport injuries, stiffness or pain at some time. Osteopaths can help to identify the cause of the pain or injury and develop a safe and effective course of action to manage pain – so people can make the most of their active lives.
Osteopathy is not an alternative health option – osteopaths are university trained, government registered, allied health professionals. Currently an osteopath undertakes a 5-year, University Masters degree to achieve registration in Australia. Osteopathy is acknowledged by all major health funds as well as DVA, WorkCover, Medicare and attracts a rebate with a GP referral for chronic pain and conditions.
Osteopaths treat over 50,000 people a week and Australians spend over $210 million on osteopathic treatment each year. Osteopathy has been practiced for over 100 years in Australia and has been a registered profession in Australia for 30 years.