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An evidence-based and modernised description of osteopathic healthcare and a model of practice

An evidence-based and modernised description of osteopathic healthcare and a model of practice
  • Webinar
Cost
(inclusive of GST)
Free for members, $38 for non members
Date 28 Nov 2018
Time 7.30 - 9pm

Course Description

Presenter: Paul Orrock

The description of osteopathy that exists in textbooks and stakeholder sites is dated and has a limited evidence base. Primary data has been collected by the presenter in a PhD and by a number of other researchers in varying jurisdictions over the past decade that provides support for a more clear and modernised description of the profession and a model of its practice in the real world. The model of practice that emerges is one which demonstrates that patients present to osteopaths with complex somatic pain; that it includes a wide ranging assessment of the patient based on a biopsychosocial model; it is patient/person-centred model based on the tailoring of management and collaborative co-management; it is multi-modal and health focussed; that manual therapy is integral to the intervention as is health promotion and exercise advice, and that outcomes from osteopathic healthcare management are broad and patient-centred.

A new description/definition of osteopathy based on this research is proposed.

Key Learning objectives in this presentation are:

  • Update knowledge on the evidence describing osteopathic practice
  • Review the identity of osteopathy in the public and professional realms
  • Engage in discussion about a new description of osteopathic practice

About the presenter:

PAUL J ORROCK PhD MAppSc (Res) GradCertHEd ND DO is an osteopathic clinician and academic. He has developed osteopathic courses at two Australian universities, and is senior lecturer and programme coordinator at Southern Cross University. Paul has educational interests in clinical reasoning and problem based learning. Paul has completed a masters by research in biomechanics exploring gait changes in pelvic dysfunction and a doctorate in the development of models of clinical evidence, and has published and presented the findings nationally and internationally. Paul has also had a private practice as an osteopath for 30 years at integrative medical centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Byron Bay.

Registration Details

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Emailcpd@osteopathy.org.au
An evidence-based and modernised description of osteopathic healthcare and a model of practice