Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which is based on the relationship between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopathy is concerned with how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a unit.

Benefits from osteopathic treatment may include improvement in mobility and the structural stability of the body as well as improvement to other body systems allowing the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems to function more effectively.

Statutory Registration of osteopathy is mandatory in order for practitioners to practise in Australia.