Role and key duties
Osteopaths diagnose, treat and provide preventative advice on disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the body, and use manual techniques to alleviate stresses to improve the body"s function.
Duties may include: diagnosing patients' complaints using information from case histories, physical examinations, observation of patients' body structure and mobility, and clinical aids (e.g. X-rays, CT scans and laboratory tests); treating patients using a variety of manual techniques such as soft tissue stretching, muscle relaxation and gentle mobilisation; treating biomechanical complaints (e.g. backache, general joint problems, sports injuries, arthritis, stress and repetitive strain injuries), some breathing problems (e.g. asthma) and a wide range of general medical complaints (e.g. headache); treating children for the aftereffects of birth trauma and childhood accidents; and devising exercise and nutritional programs.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Applied Science with a major in Complementary Medicine Osteopathy.
Degree in Applied Science with a major in Complementary Medicine Osteopathy.