Osteopaths will diagnose patients' complaints using information from case histories, physical examinations, observation of patients' body structure and mobility, and medical imaging and laboratory tests and treat biomechanical complaints (including backache, general joint problems, sports injuries, arthritis, stress and repetitive strain injuries), some breathing problems (such as asthma) and a wide range of general medical complaints (headaches, for example). They will treat patients using a variety of manual techniques, such as soft tissue stretching, muscle relaxation, gentle mobilisation or manipulation and also treat children for the after-effects of birth trauma and childhood accidents. They will devise exercise and nutritional programs.
Avg Salary
Australia  $64,571 AUD
United Kingdom  £30,055 GBP
United States of America  $191,084 USD
New Zealand  $54,357 NZD
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