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Osteopathic Healthcare Week

In our continued work to increase awareness of the osteopathic profession and its contribution to global healthcare, Osteopathy Australia is joining the Osteopathic International Alliance to promote International Osteopathic Healthcare Week. Running from 17-23 April 2016, the awareness week will be celebrated by osteopathic organisations around the world. 

Osteopathy Australia members can use the additional resources in this Members' Kit to help raise awareness and promote their clinic throughout the week. 

 

2016 Osteopathy Healthcare Week infographic

Health Times - Rapid growth in osteopathy

Osteopaths treat not only the specific problem but also provide lifestyle advice on diet, exercise, stress reduction, posture and breathing. Osteopaths encourage individuals to proactively prevent injuries and ailments, which in the long term leads to better overall health and less time and money spent on treatment.

Osteopaths can be seen directly without a referral or in addition to the care provided by a GP. It is acknowledged by all major health funds as well as DVA, Workcover, Medicare and attracts a rebate with a GP referral for chronic pain and conditions.

Latest news

Student placement in Indian orthopaedic hospital

In April, four osteopathy students from RMIT University travelled to India for a month-long student placement in the Sportsmed Mumbai hospital.

Changes to Time-off-in-lieu conditions of the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010

The Fair Work Commission handed down changes to the Time-off-in-lieu (TOIL) provisions of the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 on 22 August 2016. The new provisions have been in effect since the first full pay period on or after the 22 August 2016. These changes apply to employees and employers covered by the award. Employees and employers in all businesses in all states with the exception of unincorporated businesses in Western Australia are covered by the award. Thus the changes do not apply to unincorporated practices in WA. The intention of the new TOIL clause (28.3 Time off instead of payment for overtime), which replaces the previous TOIL clause 28.3, is to clarify the intention and interpretation of the original clause. An explanation of the new clause is below. Each explanation of a subclause of 28.3 is numbered according to the numeral it corresponds to in clause 28.3 in the award.