What is an Osteopath?

In Australia, Osteopaths are government registered practitioners, who have studied a five year full-time university course, which entails anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology and general medical diagnosis in addition to the study of Osteopathic techniques. Osteopaths are trained to be able to recognize conditions which require medical referral and are also trained to carry out standard medical examinations of the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems