Clinical skills recognition

All members of Osteopathy Australia hold university degrees in osteopathy and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Some members of Osteopathy Australia have a clinical focus area they build skills in after registering as an osteopath.

As an organisation, we have systems to recognise members with further knowledge and skills in a health care focus area. The focus areas we currently offer further recognition in are:

  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Occupational health (work injury management)
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Sports management

The organisation offers two levels of recognition, depending on member knowledge, skill and achievement:

  • Extended Practice Recognition. This acknowledges members for growing their clinical knowledge in a focus area. This means Extended Practitioners have expanded their knowledge in a focus area beyond the level of a newly registered osteopath.
  • Advanced Practice Recognition. This is a higher-level recognition for extensive knowledge and practice skills. Osteopaths awarded Advanced Practice Recognition have enhanced abilities and reasoning in a focus area. Advanced Practice Recognition is the peak level of recognition for applied focus area clinical skills. Advanced Practitioners provide leadership and advice to Osteopathy Australia, health stakeholders and Extended Practitioners relevant to their focus areas.

 

Osteopathy Australia Partners

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

GuildSuper
Guild Insurance
BioCeuticals
Pain Australia
Brooks Shoes
Cliniko
AHPRA
RMIT University
Medicare
Sleepmaker
Wentworth Advantage
Associations Forum
ESSA
Insurance Commission of WA
Better Pain Management
Health Workforce Australia
DVA
TAS Workcover
Worksafe ACT
VIVOBAREFOOT
Member Advantage
SCU
Kymdan
AHPA
HICAPS
MAIC QLD
FlexEze
SA Worksafe
National Rural Health Alliance
OBA
Victoria University
Workcover WA
QLD Worksafe
OIA
NSW Workcover
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
London College of Animal Osteopathy
VIC Worksafe
Arthritis Australia
TAC VIC
NSW SIRA
NT Worksafe
MAC SA
MAIB
OPC Health