Course Update 2020

Thank you for your interest in studying the Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM).

At the end of 2019 it was decided to not take new enrollments for the course in 2020, as there was a need to revise and update the teaching materials and assessment tasks.  This has been the work of a dedicated group of ABPA members and ABM practitioners so far this year, and is progressing well.  The newly refurbished course will be worth the wait!

We have a number of members currently also undertaking their TAE (Training and Assessment) qualifications, so there will be a wider pool of educators available for the course as well

2020 has not been a usual year!  It now seems fortuitous that the course did not run this year, as we would have been unable to run any of the in person workshops due to social distancing and travel restrictions.

Due to the uncertainty of what delivering a practical course may look like early in 2021, particularly again due to continuing travel restrictions, the decision has been made to not take enrollments for the first half of 2021.

We understand that this may be a disappointment to some, but without some level of certainty to be able to deliver the course appropriately, it would be irresponsible to take enrollments.

We know that some of you may be tempted to consider shorter courses, perhaps overseas, rather than waiting for this one. Please consider that this course integrates both chiropractic and osteopathic assessment and treatment techniques, enhances critical thinking and analytic skills, as well as providing comprehensive cover of the cautions and contraindications you need to be aware of, animal rehabilitation, lifestyle & case management, the legal situation you may be facing and other issues associated with establishing an ABM practice.

We have had several students who have previously completed other fairly extensive courses in either discipline then complete this course and express how much they gained from doing so. Veterinarians undergo a paradigm shift - greatly expanding their diagnostic and treatment skillset, opening the possibility of a complete change in career direction. Chiropractors and osteopaths routinely express to our teaching staff how much they are able to take back to their human practices, beyond the capacity to establish animal specific practice should they choose to do so.

After the result of the VSBSA vs Nadolnycourt case in 2019, the ABPA has also put together a working group to assess each states Veterinary legislation and lobby for ammendments as well as working with the state Vet boards to see a more collaborative approach to animal care and rehabilitation.  This work is continuing.

We will be back as soon as is practically possible to deliver the course at the highest level.  Thankyou for your patience and ongoing support! To stay updated via email to your inbox, please sign up to our newsletter via the sign up box at the bottom of this page.

Kind regards,
The ABPA Executive team.