What is an Osteopath?

Osteopaths are government-registered practitioners of manual medicine. Training involves at least four years full time at university. Osteopathy is a whole body system of healthcare, with a "hands on" approach to treatment. It is best known for its safe, gentle and effective treatment of musculoskeletal complaints.

Is Osteopathy new?

Osteopathy was developed in America by in 1874. Dr Andrew Taylor Still was a physician and surgeon who wanted to develop a system of medicine that used medication and surgery as a last resort. This contrasted with popular medical opinion of the time. He believed that the body was created as a perfect, harmonious whole and contained the basics necessary for its own healing. He developed a system for stimulating the immune system naturally. Due to his success with patients, he established the first training college, for Osteopaths, in 1892. Currently, his original concepts are practiced, by over 40,000 Osteopaths worldwide.

Osteopaths may help with:

  • muscle pain and spasm 
  • joint pain
  • ankle and knee injuries
  • improve joint function
  • headaches
  • sports injuries
  • back pain
  • neck and head pain
  • jaw pain
  • wrist and hand injuries
  • elbow pain

Who can be treated

  • Pregnant women
  • Adults (Both Men & Women)
  • Children
  • Elderly
  • Babies

Osteopathy is a manual therapy, so hands-on treatment may include massage, stretching, repetitive movements, mobilisation and/or manipulation.


  • Soft tissue
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial stretching
  • Joint articulation and manipulation
  • Strain counterstrain
  • Balance ligamentous tension
  • Osteopathy in the cranial field
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Harmonic Technique
  • Myofascial release
  • Stretching
  • Neuromuscular technique

Services offered

  • Osteopathy
  • Rehabilitation
  • DVA, TAC and Workcover accredited.
  • Sports & Postural Taping

What to expect on your first visit

When you arrive please fill in our form to collect some information about you and why you have come to see us.  Next you will meet your osteopath and go to the consulting room.  Your osteopath will ask you questions about the reason you have come and your overall health history.  These questions will guide us to select appropriate examinations to diagnose your injury.  We will ask you to remove some clothing to be able to examine your body.  Please let us know if this is difficult for you.  We can then explain what we think is wrong and how we would like to improve this with you.  We want to formulate a diagnosis, treatment and management plan in conjunction with you.  We will review this with you in subsequent appointments.  We are able to refer for further medical care if needed.  Please allow 45minutes-1hour for your first visit.  Subsequent appointments usually take 20-30 minutes.  Feel free to send us an email if you would like to discuss our initial visit process. Email info@yourbodyosteopathy.com.au