Osteopathy Board of Australia - Happy World Osteopathic Healthcare Week 2023!
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Happy World Osteopathic Healthcare Week 2023!

17 Apr 2023

The Osteopathy Board of Australia (the Board), along with the international osteopathic community, are celebrating all things osteopathy this week.

‘This year’s World Osteopathic Healthcare week (WOHW) focuses on how high standards of education and regulation in osteopathy help to improve patient safety and quality of care’.

‘In Australia, we have many things to celebrate; osteopaths have been regulated and undergraduate education has been our benchmark for over 45 years’.

‘This means the profession in Australia has a long history of providing a high standard of care and improving patient safety’, said Board Chair, Nikole Grbin.

The year’s WOHW celebrates the profession highlighting the value osteopaths place in taking a person-centred approach to healthcare and focused on maintaining and improving overall health.

‘World Osteopathic Healthcare week gives us a great opportunity to pause and reflect on the work we do and take time to celebrate our shared values, such as person-centred and wholistic healthcare. This will be my last year celebrating World Osteopathic Healthcare Week as Chair of the Board, and I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of everyone in the osteopathic community from healthcare practice through to education, regulation, and policy work, it all contributes to the high standard of the profession in Australia’. Nikole said.

World Osteopathic Healthcare Week runs from 17-23 April and is coordinated by the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA), and Nikole Grbin is part of the organising committee. OIA have made some resources available on their website we encourage you to have a look.

This year we are also celebrating the achievements of the OIA:

  • Becoming the unified voice of the osteopathic profession globally.
  • Promoting the high standards of education and regulation to improve patient safety and quality.
  • Achieving the milestone of 200,000 osteopaths and osteopathic physicians around the globe.
  • Announcing that osteopathic professionals provide osteopathic care worldwide in 46 countries.
  • Commencing official relations with the WHO, providing advice on matters relating to osteopathic medicine and osteopathy.

For more information

  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9285 3010 (overseas callers)
Page reviewed 17/04/2023