Advanced Practice

Osteopathy Australia recognises osteopaths with additional skills and training in healthcare.

An Advanced Practitioner is an osteopath who has:

  • Meets additional educational requirements

  • Demonstrates exceptional career achievements

  • Completes additional training in a clinical focus area

  • Maintains ongoing education each year to stay current.

As a patient or consumer, you get all the benefits of a well-trained osteopath plus additional skills in a focus area.

Focus areas might include any of the following:

  • Paediatrics (children)

  • Sports management

  • Exercise rehabilitation

  • Occupational health

  • Pain management.

Advanced practitioners are recognised through one of two pathways.

One pathway requires a further university qualification and demonstrated career achievements.

The other pathway requires education and training in a range of studies over time and demonstrated career achievements.

Both pathways require other health professionals, (non osteopaths) like medical and other allied health professionals to assess a candidate’s suitability for advanced practice recognition.

When recognised at an advanced level, members are awarded a professional title, for example “Advanced Paediatric Osteopath” or “Advanced Pain Management Osteopath”. Advanced practitioners are clearly distinguished on Osteopathy Australia’s Find an Osteo database for patients and other health professionals. 

Health professionals and health service organisations can refer to our health professionals information page for a more substantive overview of advanced recognition arrangements and standards to be demonstrated within focus areas.  

 

 

 

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

TAC VIC
OIA
Associations Forum
HICAPS
ESSA
AHPA
TAS Workcover
OBA
DVA
RMIT University
Pain Australia
MAIB
Medicare
VIVOBAREFOOT
Guild Insurance
Sleepmaker
Arthritis Australia
NSW Workcover
Workcover WA
QLD Worksafe
Insurance Commission of WA
AOAC
Brooks Shoes
MAIC QLD
Kymdan
Victoria University
Wentworth Advantage
NSW SIRA
NT Worksafe
Worksafe ACT
FlexEze
Member Advantage
Health Workforce Australia
VIC Worksafe
National Rural Health Alliance
MAC SA
AHPRA
Better Pain Management
SCU
SA Worksafe
Red Cross Australia