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Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a system of manual therapy, which supports and guides the body towards optimal health that was developed in the 19th Century.

Osteopaths believe the body, mind and spirit are interrelated and the body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and maintenance of health. They use a wide range of techniques including massage, stretching, articulation and manipulation of joints, and balancing of ligaments and organs. They work with muscles, joints, the circulation of blood, lymphatic drainage, the organs of the body and the nervous system.

What training do Osteopaths have?

To be qualified as an osteopath in Australia, it requires the completion of a 5 year full time university degree.
All Osteopaths at Bodies in Motion are government-registered practitioners of manual medicine. They have completed at least one of the undergraduate courses at RMIT or VUT. They are all taking constantly part in further studies and qualifications, which are necessary to keep their knowledge current and to maintain registration with the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA).

What makes an Osteopath different?

Osteopaths diagnose and treats faults, which occur because of injury, stress or perhaps disease, to enable to musculo-sceletal system (bones, joints, muscles and connective tissue) to work as efficiently as possible, allowing the body to restore itself to normal function.
Osteopathy is a very safe form of treatment. It uses no drugs.
Instead Osteopaths work with their hands, using a wide range of treatment techniques.
This includes soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching and manipulation where appropriate, designed to improve the range of joint movement.
An Osteopath can advise on correct posture and movement. They can also give you instructions on back care and preventive and corrective exercises some of them Yoga or Pilates related.

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