THE IDEAL IMAGE

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?

The practice of Osteopathy recognises the essential link between the structure of the body and it's functions.

Osteopaths look at the body as a holistic unit. They focus on how each system functions together. Many structural problems in the body may affect proper mobility or function and can lead to other problems.

In Australia, all osteopaths complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. In order to practice in NSW osteopaths require a Bachelor and Master of Osteopathy qualification.

Osteopaths are required, by law, to maintain ongoing professional development and education every year to stay in practice. In Australia, all osteopaths are required to be government registered practitioners. The register can be found at: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require referral to medical practitioners or other allied health.

OUR SERVICES

Neck and Back Pain

Sciatica

Headaches

Work Related Injuries

Joint Pain - Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Ankle

Sports Injuries

Pregnancy Related Pain

We also offer treatment for:

- Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

- WorkCover

- Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plans (EPC)

Please note: These services must be pre approved by your GP before osteopathic treatment can take place