News A suite of online education modules designed to upskill GPs and assist them in the area of osteopathy has been released. The online courses are designed to enhance the wellbeing of not only patients, but healthcare professionals. Osteopathy Australia has launched a new e-learning portal with courses developed by allied health professionals, aimed to enhance the work of GPs, nurses and physiotherapists. Topics include pain management, prevalent sports injuries, exercise rehabilitation, critical appraisal of research and doctor self-care. Peter Tzanis, Osteopathy Australia’s Education Manager, said the modules were developed from a broad review of factors driving the burden of disease and chronicity in Australia, including lifestyle factors, pain, inappropriate rehabilitative practices, lack of self-management and unreliable clinical assessments. These factors were then used to identify what health professionals need to know for optimal management of the burden of disease, through partnership with university and community-based physiotherapists, rehabilitative practitioners, […]