What Is Osteopathy?

What's Osteo?!

Osteopathy is a type of physical therapy which encompasses manual therapy (massage, stretching, joint mobilisation, muscle work, think hands on), injury rehab, pain management, and lifestyle advice. All with the aim of improving pain, function and health in a person’s body. Osteopaths are AHPRA and Medicare registered practitioners.

Osteopaths complete a 4 or 5 year university degree that includes training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and manual therapy. With longer appointment times at our clinic (45 mins+) we’re able to spend the time figuring out what might be the root cause of your issue. We have a person-centred approach to care, will meet you where you are at, and can play a valuable role in a person’s multidisciplinary care team. We receive referrals from GPs, coaches, trainers and other allied health.

Osteopathy is often included in private health insurance extras, is a health service covered with Medicare’s GP Management Plan for chronic conditions, and can refer to other health practitioners where needed.

You can explore Osteopathy Australia’s site that goes in depth about what Osteopathy is and how it can help with various issues https://whatisosteo.com/about-this-website/what-is-osteopathy/

Read all about Sound’s osteopaths here on the practitioner page.

Go to our FAQ section for further detail about what is involved in an osteopathy session.

How is Sound Osteopathy different?

Sound Osteo was borne out of an interest in the physical issues that musicians face. With incredibly demanding and sometimes irregular rehearsal and performance schedules, musicians can be at risk of injuries that can impact their ability to do their job, or lead to ongoing issues. We have all completed further training relating to musician specific healthcare, often utilising further education through the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) in the US, and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).

The other strong focus of Sound Osteo is all aspects of LGBTIQA+ health. We are determined to go beyond ticking boxes and “treating everyone the same”. We are aware that while we are all very much equal, we are not all the same. Large portions of the LGBTIQA+ community have had negative experiences in the medical or healthcare space, which is why it’s so important to us to create a safe, supportive, affirming and comfortable environment for everyone. For more detail on this, head to this blog.  

All of our osteopaths are registered with AHPRA.