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Smita Patel

Smita started her own practice in 2013 in the inner South of Canberra, with the aim to build her own practice providing a full spectrum of osteopathic services. She is experienced in treating all ages, for varied conditions and in the last few years has been undertaking training for visceral manipulation techniques. Meet Dr. Smita Patel based in ACT.

Miranda Cox (Osteopath)


Why did you become an osteopath?

I wanted to work with people in health industry and was studying biomedical science at the time. I had a friend at university who had a very positive experience with a wonderful Osteopath who she was seeing for chronic back pain. I became interested in finding out more about Osteopathy and after conducting some research on the subject I was inspired to study Osteopathy myself.

What do you enjoy the most about being an osteopath?

I enjoying seeing people regain strength, trust and belief in their own bodies. I also enjoy the problem solving aspect and thinking about physics in three dimensions when I work on people's bodies.


What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy outside of Osteopathy?

Outside of work I am always pursuing personal development opportunities and practices that will help me grow. My favourite pastime in the cooler months is knitting which I find very meditative and great for maintaining fine motor skills. I am also a belly dancer and perform three different expressions of that art-form. I've learned a lot about my own body through dance and have really been challenged in my flexibility, strength and agility in being able to move segments of my body in a graceful manner.











Latest news

2018 Budget Update

Another year, another budget, another set of broad commitments by the government without a lot of specific benefit for allied health practitioners. On first analysis, there is little that is likely to address out-of-pocket costs and limited access to allied health services for those without the capacity to fund their own care. The following is a snapshot of some budget items that may impact you, your patients, your business or the broader health system.


The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, River Rd Audit (formerly trading as YCG). Osteopathy Australia has received the formal resignation letter, dated 4 May 2018.