Occupational Health Advanced and Extended Practice Recognition

Find out how you can become a recognised occupational health osteopath.

An Osteopathy Australia titled ‘Occupational Health Osteopath’ is an osteopath who can demonstrate long-term commitment to sustained practice in workplace injury management and physical ergonomics and associated risk factors through continued educational obtainment and in clinical practice.

They will have proven knowledge and skills in all areas of occupational health including but not limited to:

  • workplace assessment applying validated ergonomics and job analysis tools and guidelines.
  • Knowledge in the management of key neuro-musculoskeletal occupational injuries, including the range of recovery pathways and professional and/or clinical treatment modalities
  • Skill to identify how organisational and work processes can support and aid injury recovery.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the interests of the various stakeholders involved in an occupational rehabilitation context and how to work within the various schemes.
  • Knowledge of assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Knowledge of the key principles in the development of occupational rehabilitation reports for various stakeholders.

Titled Osteopaths have completed extensive further study and proven work experience in their field and have been independently assessed to meet the required standard.

For a comprehensive list of expected knowledge, capabilities, and skills that an Advanced Occupational Health Osteopath will hold, please see the Quality Practice Framework.

Advanced Practice Application Process

Extended Practice Application Process

Recredentialing Process