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. These university graduates hold either a double Bachelors or Master 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.
Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require referral to medical practitioners or other allied health.
The Osteopaths at Essendon Osteopathic Health Care are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are members of Osteopathy Australia – the national professional body representing Osteopaths.