We’ve put together a list of questions commonly asked about animal osteopathy. If you are considering a career in animal osteopathy, you can find more information on the HOW TO BECOME AN ANIMAL OSTEOPATH page.
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Why choose an animal osteopath?
How does osteopathy work?
Does osteopathic treatment require a referral?
What type of education and training do animal osteopath have?
Training as an animal osteopath is a post-graduate specialization. It takes up to two years to complete an accredited program leading to a career in animal osteopathy. While many animal osteopaths are practicing members of the veterinary community. i.e. licensed veterinarians, nurses, or physiotherapists, others arrive at animal osteopathy after a career in human osteopathy or animal training.
What conditions are commonly treated by osteopathy?
Osteopathy has proven effective in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Stiffness and reduced mobility due to injury or aging
- Gait problems
- Changed behavior due to pain or trauma
- Aiding rehabilitation after injury
- Aiding rehabilitation in conditions such as arthritis, hindleg, and foreleg lameness