What and who do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths treat people of all ages for back and neck pain, headaches, musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, occupational strains and injuries, aches and pains during and post pregnancy as well as treatment for staying active and independent with age and the changes experienced in babies, children and teenagers. Other conditions such as asthma, arthritis, constipation, incontinence, migraines, colic, sleep and feeding difficulties, recurrent ear and throat infections, period pain, digestive problems and jaw pain may respond well to osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Osteopaths are registered for workers’ compensation, motor accident insurers and the Department of Veteran Affairs.