For Osteopaths


memberOsteopaths New Zealand is a professional association for Osteopaths, run by Osteopaths. As a member, you are adding your voice, which makes ours stronger.

Osteopaths New Zealand works hard to promote and gain recognition for osteopaths within the healthcare sector. We develop and maintain relationships with regulatory and funding bodies, as well as other representative associations both within New Zealand and abroad.

Members of Osteopaths New Zealand are entitled to professional support, discounted access to professional development courses and a wide range of benefits we have negotiated on your behalf to support your business.

For more detail on the benefits of becoming a member, visit the Member Benefits page.

Join us now! Our membership year runs from April 1 - March 30 - though if you are joining us for the first time mid-year pro rata fees are available. To join us simply fill out this online application then complete your membership payment.

Peer Groups

Across New Zealand there are groups of osteopaths who get together to learn, discuss and socialise with their peers. Meetings include study groups, guest speakers and topics that are relevant to you locally. Many of them also qualify for CPD points.

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Resources to purchase

A number of different resources are available to purchase to assist you in your clinic.

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Courses & Events

Click on the links below to find out more details on these upcoming courses. Please note courses are listed chronologically.


Osteopathic Master Classes 2017

Master Class One

This course will be offered April 8-9, 2017 in Tauranga and May 13-14, 2017 in Sydney

  • Osteopathic Practice Management – A Recipe for Success
  • Treating Low Back Pain - An Evidence-Based Approach

Master Class Two

‚ÄčThis course will be offered Apr 29-30, 2017 in Tauranga, May 6-7, 2017 in Melbourne and May 20-21, 2017 in Brisbane

  • Treating Neck and Shoulder Pain - An Evidence Based Approach
  • Clinical Ergonomics and Workplace Assessment

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Leaders as Coaches - Developing people & performance

Learn to think and act like a natural coach on this practical one day course. Great for anyone who has to get things done through others or wants to get the best out of the people they lead. Walk away with a 4 step tool for coaching conversations and a 5 step tool for those difficult conversations where you have to ask people to do things differently.

  • Auckland - 25 May 2017 & 14 September 2017

Cost $495 + GST - 50% DISCOUNT FOR ONZ MEMBERS (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get the discount code)

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Supervision Skills for Health & Social Service Professionals

This two day skills based training enables senior staff to provide effective supervision for others in their own discipline area. Introduces supervision as a professional development process for health & social service professionals and provides training and processes for one to one clinical supervision. Completion will gain a Unitec Certificate - Level 5, 4 credits

  • Auckland - 31 May - 1 June 2017
  • Wellington - 4-5 September 2017

Cost $695 + GST - 50% DISCOUNT FOR ONZ MEMBERS (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get the discount code)

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Rediscover G.O.T - General Osteopathic Treatment

27-28 May 2017

Rydges Hotel Rotorua


Nicolas Mariette and Associates are putting on another osteopathic course to rediscover GOT!

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Visceral Course - Auckland

Date: 24-25 June 2017

Venue: Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland

Cost: $375

CPD: 14 hrs

Lecturer: Nicolas Mariette


Let’s spend the weekend talking Visceral. We’ll start with some theory about the visceral world (after Barral – Mercier). We will work on the stomach, lesser omentum, liver (mainly on it’s ligaments), small intestine and ascending and descending colon. We will finally work on the two main junctions; ilio-jejunal and ilio-cecal. By the end of the weekend, you will have a repertoire of techniques for all the digestive tract

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G.O.T. (General Osteopathic Treatment)

Date: 19-20 August 2017

Venue: Unitec, Mt Albert, Auckland

Cost: $375

CPD: 14 hrs

Lecturer: Nicolas Mariette


A weekend of G.O.T.  Let’s revisit the main frame of osteopathy, the G.O.T (General Osteopathic Treatment). We’ll revise the mechanical concepts of Still & Littlejohn (line of force, axis, pivots …). We’ll go through all the different positions of the G.O.T prone, supine and side lying. 

Finally, we’ll demonstrate the adaptability of the G.O.T - teaching a visceral G.O.T and a cranial G.O.T

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Myofasical Release Therapy Courses

Dates: August - October 2017 (dates vary depending on location)

Venues: Various

Myofascial Release Therapy is a very effective technique that creates powerful change in the body. The Fundamentals course provides a solid foundation to understanding the anatomy and physiology of fascia, why fascia dysfunctions and how to identify and release fascial restrictions superficially and deep. 
The two advanced workshops, Advanced Upper Body and Advanced Lower Body, delve deeper into the muscular layers, separating them and enhancing their functionality. The advanced courses will further develop the skills of listening, sensing and following the body’s innate intelligence for healing the body holistically.
In each course we explore the mind body healing connection and how fascia holds the consciousness of the whole mind body experience.
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University of Otago, Christchurch - Distance Learning Postgraduate Qualifications of Interest to Osteopaths

Pain is one of the most common reasons for people to see a health professional. It is a main feature of many health conditions, and the impact of pain on peoples lives is broad and invasive.

If you have ever wondered why pain is so complex, or how to help people manage their pain more effectively, the postgraduate papers in Pain and Pain Management will provide you with a good foundation for practice.

Postgraduate qualifications of interest to Osteopaths:

  • The PG Certificate/Diploma /Masters in Health Sciences endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management
  • The PG Certificate/Diplom a/Masters in Health Sciences endorsed in Pain and Pain Management



Upledger & Barral Institute NZ 2017 Course Listings

See the full listing of courses being run by the Upledger and Barral Institutes NZ for 2017.