The use of x-ray equipment in Western Australia must comply with the requirements of the Radiation Safety Act and the Radiation Safety (General) Regulations. The Regulations do not permit osteopaths to operate x-ray equipment.

Osteopaths who are registered in the osteopathy profession with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) can refer patients to registered radiography and radiology practices for plain radiography of the –

  • spinal column
  • hip joint
  • pelvic girdle
  • sacro-iliac joints
  • chest
  • shoulder
  • extremities


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Page last revised: 20 August 2013