Our role as osteopaths reaches far beyond just treating the physical structure. Our principles are what set us apart from other manual medicine modalities. We are in a privileged position as osteopaths as we can have a positive impact on a patient's life experience outside of the treatment room.
Today's guest in the CEO of the Bluearth foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to delivering school programs that do just that, improving a young person's quality and experience of life. Peter Parker has found passion outside of the clinic in his work with an organisation whose fundamental values align with our own osteopathic principles.
Peter shares with us:
His beliefs on the art and philosophy of osteopathy
The work of the Bluearth foundation in Australian schools
The four pillars of physical literacy
The loss of fundamental movement skills in our youth and the inactivity crisis in Australia
How we can encourage the principles of physical literacy with our patients and create empowerment
The importance of movement, community and collaboration for a full and healthy life
His hopes for the future of our great profession
I hope you are as inspired by Peter as I am and advocate for the implementation of the Bluearth Foundation’s school programs.
Peter’s clinics are located in Heidelberg and Blackburn in Melbourne.