The role of the Osteopath is a highly rewarding, honourable and demanding position. Evolving into a successful clinician is a journey of developing your clinical skills, clinical reasoning, and growing into your professional role as a primary health care contact.
This program is designed to develop and extend the education you have received through your university training into clinical practice, to set you on the path to a rewarding career in this wonderful profession. We will focus onenhancing your consulting and manual therapy skills, review compliance aspects of practice and consider the role of ongoing learning and self-reflection.
In my years as an Osteopath, I’ve had the opportunity to see the profession from a wide range of perspectives in addition to clinical practice, including registration and compliance, education, and as employer and mentor. Through this exposure, I felt there was a need to help newly graduated osteopaths to bridge the gap between their university education and the realities of everyday practice. To this end I developed the original OA Transition to Practice Program in 2009. The current program draws on that content, as well as the 50 Hot Tips Program, manipulation workshop and my published paper on personal learning plans.
I am a former board member and National President of Osteopathy Australia (OA), former Deputy Chair of the ACT Osteopathy and Chiropractic Registration Board, member of the Osteopathy Board of Australia and NSW Accreditation team member.
My practice, Canberra City Health Network, comprises a team of 30 clinicians delivering osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, exercise physiology, nutrition and psychology to a client base of 31,000 patients.