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best interests of osteopathy, was a real highlight. It’s
fantastic to be involved with an organisation that is so
true to its core values and is conducted so ethically. This
year I am excited to support the profession in developing
its own research direction that’s dedicated specifically to the
practitioners who are members of Osteopathy Australia.
I plan to use my expertise to support the association in
competitively applying for government funding for
Vision for the industry's long-term future?
I look forward to seeing a closer interface between research
in practice and osteopathy and being able to witness the
benefits to the profession of having authentic, relevant
research in the field.
Kate is from Hobart, Tasmania, and if you ask her she believes
it's one of the best places in the world to live an active and
healthy life. A devout lover of sport, Kate studied human
movement before finding her fit in osteopathy, particularly
its role in injury management and rehabilitation. Kate has
been an active member of the SAC's of Tasmania and was the
osteopathic representative on the national Sports Medicine
Australia CPD advisory council.
Focus for the coming year?
We had some standout successes in 2014, including the
development of Osteopathy Australia’s research policy
and clinical interests groups, we finalised a new board member,
and of course continued to enhance and promote the industry.
During my past 15 months on the board I have had
the privilege of witnessing and contributing to significant
changes in our association, and in 2015 I plan to build on
that. Externally we have changed our name, while internally
constitutional changes have allowed for a greater skills-based
board. The board changes in particular are already making
an impact on Osteopathy Australia in terms of our focus on
research, which as we all know is crucial to our profession.
Osteopathy Australia recognises we need this to back
ourselves in the broader health arena and it really is exciting.
Vision for the industry's long-term future?
I love seeing how much osteopathy
is growing, and all the work that
goes on behind closed doors for
our members. I’m particularly
excited by the increased
intergenerational awareness of
our profession and get really
excited when my 91-year-old
Grandmother calls to regale
tales of her friends recent
We are always focusing on
enhancing and promoting our
profession in the most professional
way possible. This is extremely
important for our stakeholder relationships
at state, national and international levels and the
growth of the industry in the long term. As a board, we need to
continue on with our strategic plan. As osteopaths, we need to
walk the walk by continuing to treat our patients well, and talk
the talk by marketing ourselves.
“i lOOk fOrwArd tO
seeing A clOser
reseArch in prActice
And the Benefits
this Brings to the
• Enhance your understanding around healthy and
impaired function of the pelvis and spine and
transform your clinical practice.
• A unique, highly practical learning opportunity which
integrates research with the insights of extensive clinical
practice and enquiry.
Learn to recognise the common patterns of dysfunction
and further develop your assessment and remedial skills
with complementary manual and exercise therapy.
• Module 1: “Foundations of control” – a broad over-view of the approach &
principally addresses the lumbo-pelvic–hip region: March 12 – 15 2015.
• Module 2: “An integrated model of torso movement function – The
relationship between the thorax, proximal limb girdle dysfunction, and the
spine & pain syndromes of the upper & lower quadrant.” June 11 – 14 2015.
• Module 3: “Putting it all together” – all your queries are answered in an
interactive practical workshop format: November 27 – 29 2015.
THE KEY APPROACH
LINKING ALTERED SPINO-PELVIC MOVEMENT
CONTROL AND PAIN DISORDERS.
2015 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME - APA ACCREDITED
PRESENTER: JOSEPHINE KEY
Neuro-musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist & author of BACK PAIN: A movement problem.
A clinical approach integrating relevant research and practice. Elsevier, 2010.
Venue : St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Cost: $950 per module Early bird rate: $900
Full details including registration at: www.keyapproach.com.au/workshops
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