Pain Management Advanced and Extended Practice Recognition

Find out how you can become a recognised pain management osteopath.

An Osteopathy Australia titled ‘Pain Management Osteopath’ is an osteopath who can demonstrate long-term commitment to sustained practice in the prevention and management of persistent pain 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:

  • Knowledge in different clinical conditions and diagnoses that can influence persistent pain and mimic neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Knowledge in physiological and psychological responses associated with acute pain, as well as of deviations to normal response ranges.
  • Adept in preforming pain assessments
  • Knowledge in evidence informed intervention strategies for neuro-musculoskeletal contributors to persistent pain and their relatives and absolute contraindications.

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 Pain Management Osteopath will hold, please see the Quality Practice Framework.

Advanced Practice Application Process

Extended Practice Application Process

Recredentialing Process