The Osteopathy Australia is the peak body representing the interests of osteopaths, osteopathy as a profession and consumer's right to access osteopathic services. This website provides further information about osteopathy for general public and professionals.
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Many people with wear and tear (or arthritis) in their joints are not aware of the relief osteopathic treatment can provide. Even those waiting for hip or knee replacements could benefit from osteopathy.
The pain is caused as the cartilage, or padding between the bones, begins to wear away and the muscles around the affected joint tighten up to protect it from further damage.
Osteopathy can gently relieve the muscle tightness, thus lessening the pressure on the joint, reducing the pain and improving mobility. Treatment will also involve ensuring that other parts of the body are working well to minimise the stress on the damaged joint.