What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole unit.
Our Osteopaths at One Health Clinic in Port Macquarie focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole unit.
Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, Osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body.
Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific joints and soft tissues.
In Australia, Osteopaths are government registered practitioners who complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and Osteopathic techniques.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.
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