03 May 2021
The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board), along with our colleagues from all around the world, are celebrating all things osteopathy this week for International Osteopathic Healthcare Week 2021.
From 2 – 8 May 2021, the global community of osteopaths and osteopathic physicians come together to celebrate and promote osteopathic philosophy, to thank registered osteopaths for their work and contribution to the profession, and to raise awareness of osteopathy in the broader community.
Board Chair, Nikole Grbin said this week is a good opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months as well as look towards the promising future of osteopathy.
‘To say the past year has been challenging would be an understatement. People have been affected personally and professionally in ways we’ve never experienced, including modifying the way we deliver our services. The pandemic meant that International Osteopathy Healthcare Week 2020 celebrations were put on hold, which is all the more reason to celebrate this year!’ she said.
‘The themes chosen for this years’ celebrations were selected in the spirit of looking to the future - “move better with osteopathy” and “osteopathy: moving forward”. In light of the challenging circumstances throughout the pandemic, I applaud of all those who adhered to the advice provided to all health practitioners and the excellence in quality of service provided to all those seeking osteopathic care.’
‘This week also gives us the opportunity to thank everyone who is involved in the osteopathy profession - including practitioners, education providers, co-regulators1, the accreditation council2 and Osteopathy Australia, the professional association who will also be promoting the week to their members and the wider public.’
‘I look forward to celebrating International Osteopathic Healthcare Week together this May and to another successful year for our profession’.
International Osteopathic Healthcare Week is coordinated by OIA, the ‘International Osteopathic Alliance’, and Nikole Grbin is part of the organising committee. OIA have made some resources available on their website to help spread awareness of osteopathy and we encourage you to have a look.
1 Osteopathy Council of NSW
2 Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council