1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2387-13 Osteopath

Diagnoses, treats and provides preventative advice on physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • assesses disorders by discussion, observation and examination of patients and the analysis of X-rays and pathological tests
  • treats patients primarily by the application of precise manual therapy to the disordered body framework, to restore normal mechanical function and prevent further mechanical disorder and disease processes associated with mechanical dysfunction
  • prescribes treatment regimes including rehabilitation and preventative exercises, advice on diet, nutrition and life style

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