Common Myths Debunked...

Chiropractors & Osteopaths Are The Same As GP's...

Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.

An Osteopath or Chiropractor undertakes a bachelor degree (normally medical science NOT medicine), masters degree and then a 2 year clinic internship (normally completed within their masters degree). Although some of our subjects are similar (anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology etc) they are taught completely differently and with a different focus.

A GP undertakes a 4-6 year medical degree (depending on specialty etc), an internship (normally 1 year), residency (normally 1 year), registrar (minimum 2 years supervised and then exams), fellowship (often 2 years) and then optional PhD. It is much more extensive as their job is completely different.

Some of our paths cross, many don't. Your family GP plays a vital role in healthcare. As do Osteopaths & Chiropractors but they are NOT the same. And both have your best interest at heart.


There Is No Research Behind Osteopathy & Chiropractic Treatment...

Once again, complete rubbish.

See links below.

Click Here for a link to Osteopathy Australia's research page outlining how effective Osteopathy is for conditions including (but not limited to);

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Pregnancy
  • Treating Children
  • Pain Management 
  • And many other conditions

Click Here for a link to Chiropractic Journal of Australia's current volume with references to effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for;

  • Children
  • Headaches
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • And many other conditions


All Osteopaths & Chiropractors Are Against Immunizations & Vaccines...

In every profession there are genuine ambassadors. People who go above and beyond to expand their profession's growth. People who live and breathe what they do, inspire others to the same, become emotionally invested and change industries.

The reverse of that coin is there are also absolute shonks, that do the shonkiest, dodgy-est, stupidest things that destroy professions and leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. The current climate in Australia on medical vs healthcare is just that. There are some wacky, cracky chiros promoting that Chiropractic/Osteopathy can cure diseases (with absolutely no research or evidence behind it) aggressively fighting the most conservative medical practitioners that believe medicine is the supreme being that conquers all.

At Illawong Osteo, we believe in helping the patient first. We are FOR vaccines, immunizations and family GP's serving the community. We also believe that our purpose was to help create a healthier you in UNISON with current medical and health practitioners and standards.

Let us be an ambassador for your health.

Chiropractors & Osteopaths Are Alternative Healthcare...

What is the alternative to healthcare? 

If you are sick, PLEASE see your GP. Immediately.

There is NO-ONE better prepared, trained or experienced than your family GP.

At Illawong Osteo, our goal is to have you living the healthiest life possible.

We do this through 3 simple fundamental changes.

How Freely Your Body Moves - this encompasses your muscle function, joint integrity, ligament stability, and your functional training.

How You Fuel Your Body -  encompasses how you hydrate and what with, how your body is receiving its macro/micro-nutrients and how you supplement the ingredients your body needs to thrive that you don't get from your food.

How You Feel  - is all about your mental state. This encompasses your stress levels, your stressors, your quality of sleep and how you feel contributing to your community.

This is our area of expertise and if this resonates with you at all, please give us a call on 9524 8862 to find out how we can help you.

Osteopaths & Chiropractors Just Treat Spines...

Osteopathy & Chiropractic training is 5 years at University with a 2 year clinical internship.

Both during this internship and throughout the entire 5 years of training, we cover every joint, every muscle, every ligament, every tendon, every nerve, almost everything anatomically speaking.  This training provides us with a unique understanding of how everything mentioned above works and what can happen if it does not.  Our expertise covers;

  • Headaches (all types)
  • Neck Pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder issues
  • Rib dysfunction
  • Elbow, wrist and hand issues
  • Pregnancy and postural issues
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pathologies
  • Treating Children
  • Pain Management 
  • And many other conditions in much greater detail

If you would like to know more, give us a call and find out if we can help you today.


Can Chiropractors & Osteopaths Prescribe Medications...


Osteopaths & Chiropractors can't prescribe medication as our field of expertise is in musculoskeletal health and not pharmacology.

There are many medications that can interact with each other.

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