A line of subheading text © 2009 Osteopathy By The Bay All Rights Reserved What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a whole body, multi-system approach pre-dominantly using manual “hands-on” therapy on the musculo-skeletal system. It places emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and through a broad range of techniques, encourages the body’s ability to heal itself. Osteopaths approach and assess the human body as a whole unit rather than separate parts, thus addressing all areas of the body and associated tissues that may be involved rather than just focusing solely on the area of pain, and therefore helping to restore equilibrium. Common Complaints Osteopaths can treat: Back and Neck pain Headaches (tension, sinus, etc) and Migraines Sciatica Peripheral joint pain (such as Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle, etc) TMJ/jaw pain Muscle tightness and strains Tendonitis and Bursitis conditions Work related and Repetitive strain injuries Sports-related injuries WorkCover, Veterans’ Affairs (need GP referral), and TAC patients Enhanced Primary Care Program (need GP referral)