Advanced Practice Recognition

Osteopathy Australia recognises members with advanced clinical skills health care

On successfully applying, a member is recognised as an Advanced Practitioner.

Advanced Practitioners are assessed by skilled health professionals within a focus area. Panels include allied health professionals, and medical specialists.

On being recognised, Advanced Practitioners are given unique privileges, including a formal professional title like: “Advanced Paediatric Osteopath”, Advanced Exercise Rehabilitative Osteopath, or “Advanced Pain Management Osteopath”.

As a patient/client, you get the benefit of a well- trained osteopath plus a professional with enhanced clinical skills.    

Advanced Practitioners have*:

  • Completed a range of quality education in their focus area. Advanced Practitioners show they have been educated in clinical topics supporting good health outcomes in the focus area

  • Demonstrated quality in how they practice with many focus area client/patient groups. Advanced Practitioners show they can give treatments and services accepted by many allied health and health professions

  • Succeeded in a professional review based on feedback from other health professionals (non- osteopaths only) sharing management of clients/patients over an extended time. Referees must belong to a medical or other allied health profession

  • Demonstrated a career track record of providing a broad range of quality clinical services in the area indicated by their title.

Our clinical Quality Practice Frameworks guide what Advanced Practitioners must show in further education, the way they practice, what they have done in their career, and in what other health professionals report.

*Visit our Advanced Practice Recognition Details sub page to get fuller details on what an osteopath must do before becoming an Advanced Practitioner.

Find an Advanced Practitioner  Review a Quality Practice Framework

Program Details

Details on Advanced Practitioners, their focus areas, application pathways and more

Information for Government and providers

Quality Practice Frameworks and credentialing

Osteopathy Australia Partners

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

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Arthritis Australia
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SA Worksafe
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Pain Australia
AHPA
Medicare
Better Pain Management
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Insurance Commission of WA
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Sleepmaker
Associations Forum
National Rural Health Alliance
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OPC Health
OBA
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Wentworth Advantage
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
TAC VIC
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