AOAC | Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Reading & Resource List
The Qualification and Skills Assessment Committee has developed the following lists of resources to assist candidates in preparing for their qualification and skills assessment for registration and/or migration in Australia.
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Reading List

The reading list has been organised under topic areas of focus for safe and effective osteopathy practice in Australia.

Adverse Events

Manipulation

Exercise

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment/Therapy

Effectiveness Of Manual Therapy

Reading List for Written Examination for Standard Pathway Assessment

Books – these resources are good for general reading and preparation for exam

Bogduk, N., & McGuirk, B. (2002). Medical management of acute chronic low back pain : an evidence-based approach. New York: Elsevier.

Brukner, P., & Khan, K. (2018). Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine—Volume 1: Injuries, 5th Edition. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(6), 1344. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000534155.50241.67

Dutton, M. a. (2017). Dutton’s orthopaedic examination, evaluation, and intervention (Fourth edition. ed.). New York: Mcgraw-Hill Education.

Magee, D. J. a. (2014). Orthopedic physical assessment (6th edition. ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.

Murtagh, J. a., Rosenblatt, J., Coleman, J., & Murtagh, C. (2018). John Murtagh’s general practice (Seventh edition. ed.). North Ryde NSW: McGraw-Hill Education.

 

Readings related to musculoskeletal conditions

Brukner, P., & Khan, K. (2018). Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine—Volume 1: Injuries, 5th Edition. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(6), 1344. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000534155.50241.67

Gorbaty, D. J., Hsu, E. J., & Gee, O. A. (2017). Classifications in Brief: Rockwood Classification of Acromioclavicular Joint Separations. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 475(1), 283-287. doi:10.1007/s11999-016-5079-6

Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS). (2018). The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition. Cephalalgia, 38(1), 1-211. doi:10.1177/0333102417738202

Koo, A., & Tolso, D. (Last updated May 13 2019). March (Metatarsal Stress Fracture). from StatPearl [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532289/

Mansfield, J., & Bennett, M. (Last updated May 11 2019). Scheuermann Disease. from StatPearl [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499966/

Melanson, S., & Shuman, V. (Last update April 13 2019). Acute ankle sprain. from StatPearl [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459212/

Morishita, Y., Naito, M., & Wang, J. (2011). Cervical spinal canal stenosis: the differences between stenosis at the lower cervical and multiple segment levels. International Orthopaedics, 35(10), 1517-1522. doi:10.1007/s00264-010-1169-3

Reiman, M. P., & Thorborg, K. (2014). Clinical examination and physical assessment of hip joint-related pain in athletes. International journal of sports physical therapy, 9(6), 737.

Vuurberg, G., Hoorntje, A., Wink, L. M., van Der Doelen, B. F. W., van Den Bekerom, M. P., Dekker, R., . . . Kerkhoffs, G. M. M. J. (2019). Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence based clinical guideline. British Sports Medical Journal, 52(956), 1-15.

 

 

 

Readings related to contraindications, red flags and risk

Carnes, D., Mars, T., Mullinger, B., & Underwood, M. (2009). Adverse events in manual therapy: a systematic review Manual Therapy, 15(4), 355-363. doi:10.1016/j.math.2009.12.006

Gatterbauer, A. (2009). Contraindications in Osteopathy. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/fscollayclinsci/home/a-gatterbauer-contraindications

Gibbons, P., & Tehan, P. (2001). Spinal manipulation: Indications, risks and benefits. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 5(2), 110-119. doi:10.1054/jbmt.2000.0208

Gibbons, P. a. A. P. O. M. H. o. t. S. o. H. S. V. U. M. A., & Tehan, P. (2016). Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis (Fourth edition. ed.): Elsevier.

Ramanayake, R., & Basnayake, B. (2018). Evaluation of red flags minimizes missing serious diseases in primary care. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 7(2), 315-318. doi:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_510_15

Robinson, D., Mees, B., Verhagen, H., & Chuen, J. (2013). Aortic aneurysms: Screening, surveillance and referral. Australian Family Physician, 42(6), 364-369.

Rushton, A., Rivett, D., Carlesso, L., Flynn, T., Hing, W., & Kerry, R. (2015). International framework for examination of the cervical region for potential of cervical arterial dysfunction prior to orthopaedic manual therapy intervention. Physiotherapy, 101, e1305-e1306.

Vaughan, B., Moran, R., Tehan, P., Fryer, G., Holmes, M., Vogel, S., & Taylor, A. (2016). Manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction: Identification of potential risk factors in clinical encounters. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 21(C), 40-50. doi:10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.01.007

 

Readings related to Diagnosis and Treatment

Bernstein, I. A., Malik, Q., Carville, S., & Ward, S. (2017). Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE guidance. Bmj, 356. doi:10.1136/bmj.i6748

Biondi, D. (2001). Cervicogenic headache: Diagnostic evaluation and treatment strategies. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 5(4), 361-368. doi:10.1007/s11916-001-0026-x

Bisset, L., Paungmali, A., Vicenzino, B., Beller, E., & Herbert, R. D. (2005). A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials on physical interventions for lateral epicondylalgia. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(7), 411. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2004.016170

Blanpied, P. R., Gross, A. R., Elliott, J. M., Devaney, L. L., Clewley, D., Walton, D. M., . . . Robertson, E. K. (2017). Neck Pain: Revision 2017. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, 47(7), A1. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0302

Blanpied, P. R., Gross, A. R., Elliott, J. M., Devaney, L. L., Clewley, D., Walton, D. M., . . . Robertson, E. K. (2017). Neck Pain: Revision 2017. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), A1-A83. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0302

Brignardello-Petersen, R., Guyatt, G. H., Buchbinder, R., Poolman, R. W., Schandelmaier, S., Chang, Y., . . . Vandvik, P. O. (2017). Knee arthroscopy versus conservative management in patients with degenerative knee disease: a systematic review Britsh Medical Journal Open, 7. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016114

Brosseau, L., Wells, G. A., Tugwell, P., Egan, M., Dubouloz, C.-J., Casimiro, L., . . . Teav, A. (2011). Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis in adults who are obese or overweight. Physical therapy, 91(6), 843-861. doi:10.2522/ptj.20100104

Del Buono, A., Papalia, R., Khanduja, V., Denaro, V., & Maffulli, N. (2012). Management of the greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a systematic review. British Medical Bulletin, 102(1), 115-131. doi:10.1093/bmb/ldr038

Fransen, M., McConnell, S., Harmer, A. R., Van Der Esch, M., Simic, M., & Bennell, K. L. (2015). Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: a Cochrane systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(24). doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095424

Fransen, M., McConnell, S., Hernandez-Molina, G., & Reichenbach, S. (2014). Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hip. Cochrane Database Syst Rev., 1(4). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007912.pub2

Galbraith, R., & Lavallee, M. (2009). Medial tibial stress syndrome: conservative treatment options. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2(3), 127-133. doi:10.1007/s12178-009-9055-6

Greg Brown. (2013). AAOS clinical practice guideline: treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: evidence-based guideline, 2nd edition. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 21(9), 577-579. doi: doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-21-09-577

Hansen, J., Goadsby, P., & Charles, A. (2016). Variability of clinical features in attacks of migraine with aura. Eur. J. Neurol., 23(s2), 80-80.

Huisstede, B. M., Hoogvliet, P., Randsdorp, M. S., Glerum, S., van Middelkoop, M., & Koes, B. W. (2010). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Part I: Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatments–A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(7), 981-1004. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2010.03.022

Jull, G., Trott, P., Potter, H., Zito, G., Niere, K., Shirley, D., . . . Richardson, C. (2002). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise and Manipulative Therapy for Cervicogenic Headache. Spine, 27(17), 1835-1843. doi:10.1097/00007632-200209010-00004

Larsson, M., Käll, I., & Nilsson-Helander, K. (2012). Treatment of patellar tendinopathy—a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 20(8), 1632-1646. doi:10.1007/s00167-011-1825-1

Malliaras, P., Cook, J., Purdam, C., & Rio, E. (2015). Patellar Tendinopathy: Clinical Diagnosis, Load Management, and Advice for Challenging Case Presentations. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, 45(11), 887-898. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5987

Reid, D. (2016). The management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome: A systematic literature review. Journal of Orthopaedics, 13(1), 15-28. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2015.12.006

Tsakitzidis, G., Remmen, R., Dankaerts, W., & Van Royen, W. (2013). NON-SPECIFIC NECK PAIN AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE. European Scientific Journal, 9(3).

Vuurberg, G., Hoorntje, A., Wink, L. M., van Der Doelen, B. F. W., van Den Bekerom, M. P., Dekker, R., . . . Kerkhoffs, G. M. M. J. (2019). Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence based clinical guideline. British Sports Medical Journal, 52(956), 1-15.

Weinstein, S. L., Dolan, L. A., Cheng, J. C., Danielsson, A., & Morcuende, J. A. (2008). Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The Lancet, 371(9623), 1527-1537. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60658-3

 

Readings related to Legal and regulatory requirements to practice in Australia and informed consent

Candidates should familiarise themselves with all the resources of the Osteopathy Board of Australia’s website

Fryer, G. (2001). Abbreviations for use in osteopathy case notes Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 4(1), 21-24.

National Health and Medical Research Council. (2019). Australian Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2011). Guidelines for infection control.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2011). Osteopathy guidelines informed consent.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2012). Guidelines on clinical records Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2013). Sexual and professional boundaries: Guidelines for osteopaths.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2014). Code of Conduct.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2014). Guidelines for advertising regulated health services.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2014). Guidelines for mandatory notifications.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/Guidelines-for-mandatory-notifications.aspx

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2015). Guidelines continuing professional development.  Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx.

Osteopathy Board of Australia. (2019). Capabilities of Osteopathic Practice Retrieved from https://www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/Capabilities-for-osteopathic-practice.aspx

 

Readings related to Referral processing and Imaging protocols

Candidates should also familiarise themselves with the Ottawa Foot and Ankle rules, Ottawa Knee rules and the Canadian C spine rules

Allied Health Professions Australia. (2017). Position Statement – musculoskeletal referral for imaging by allied health professionals. Retrieved from Internet: https://ahpa.com.au/advocacy/mbs-review-position-statement-imaging-referrals/

Chou, R., Fu, R., Carrino, J. A., & Deyo, R. A. (2009). Imaging strategies for low-back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet, 373(9662), 463-472. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60172-0

Department of Human Services. (Last updated November 2019). Education Guide – Chronic disease GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements. Retrieved from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/topics/education-guide-chronic-disease-gp-management-plans-and-team-care-arrangements/33191

Department of Human Services. (Last updated November 2019). Education Guide – Chronic disease individual allied health services Medicare items 10950-10970. Retrieved from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/topics/education-guide-chronic-disease-individual-allied-health-services-medicare-items-10950-10970/33196

Patel, D. S., Roth, M., & Kapil, N. (2011). Stress fractures: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.(Disease/Disorder overview). American Family Physician, 83(1), 39.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. (2007 ). Referral for Joint Replacment: A management guide for health providers Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Retrieved from https://www.racgp.org.au/clinical-resources/clinical-guidelines/key-racgp-guidelines/view-all-racgp-guidelines/referral-for-joint-replacement-a-management-guide

Western Australia Government. (2013). Diagnostic Imaging Pathawys – Stress Fracture (suspected). Western Australia Government Retrieved from http://www.imagingpathways.health.wa.gov.au/index.php/imaging-pathways/musculoskeletal-trauma/bone-and-joint-trauma/suspected-stress-fracture

Worksafe Victoria. (2012). Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services. Worksafe Victoria Retrieved from https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/resources/clinical-framework-delivery-health-services

 

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