What’s an Osteopath?

Written by Gracia Anggraini

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Osteos are highly qualified health professionals

Osteopaths are allied health practitioners who have completed university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques in Australia.

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Osteopaths specialise in the neuromusculoskeletal system

Osteopaths specialise on the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, nerves, and other tissues that support and govern your body’s movements. Osteopaths offer musculoskeletal and nervous system evaluations, manual treatment, therapeutic exercise regimens, as well as mobility, postural, posture, and ergonomic examinations.

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Osteopaths use a variety of treatment methods

Dry needling, trigger point treatment, and acupuncture are some of the therapeutic needling procedures they may provide. Your osteopath may also provide continuous support and education about your lifestyle, stress management, food, and other variables that may affect your pain, injury, or mobility.

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Osteopaths practice in different settings

Osteopaths practice in a variety of health settings, including interdisciplinary medical/health clinics, rehabilitation clinics, aged care institutions, professional sports clubs, government, chronic pain treatment settings, and research institutes, among others.

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