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Ortho-Bionomy Fundamentals (aka ‘Phase 4’)

23 & 30 June 2024 9am-5pm each day

  • At Mana Health Practice in Preston, Melbourne
  • $400 Early Bird discount paid by 9th June
  • $420 for OBA members after 9th June
  • $450 for non-members after 9th June
  • No pre-requisites – open to all!

This class is the foundation for Ortho-Bionomy Australia’s Practitioner Training Program and may also be taken as a stand-alone class.

Learn the key principles and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy plus pain relief techniques for the whole body. Discover the power of this leading somatic therapy to relieve both acute and chronic tension, pain and stress. You’ll learn specific movements and positional techniques that gently stimulate the body’s inherent, self-corrective reflexes to facilitate release of muscular tension and support nervous system calming.

If you’re a massage or other manual therapist these techniques will increase your treatment effectiveness, providing your clients with lasting relief of soft tissue tension and joint dysfunction while putting a lot less strain on your own body. If you don’t yet have a practice you can use this work to help family and friends have less pain and enjoy life more. 

OBA members – email janine@janinemccarthy.com.au to provide your current OBA membership number and full name if applying for the member discount after June 9.

Includes:

  • Detailed manual covering all concepts & techniques
  • Certificate for 16hrs/units of training in OBA’s programs and CEU points for OBA membership renewal
  • Refreshments provided
  • After taking this class you’ll be eligible to attend many other Ortho-Bionomy classes

Prefer a payment plan or bank transfer? Email janine@janinemccarthy.com.au for more information.

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“I really enjoyed the content and I love that I can incorporate all the techniques into my treatments!” Steph

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11th May: 3hr Online Study Group

Topic: Setting up your professional practice or improving an existing one, plus options for free & low-cost technology tools for your business

  • 1.30-4.30pm (Melb/Syd AEST)
  • Fee: $80
  • No pre-requisites

Exploring what to say to new clients, managing client expectations, follow up sessions, self-care plans and improving your results. Plus options for technology tools and online systems to support your business success.

You’ll receive a link to the recording after the session to download and keep the training for future reference. 

Attendees receive a certificate for 3 units in Ortho-Bionomy Australia’s training programs or CEUs for OBA membership renewal.

Or if you can’t attend live, watch the replay and complete a quiz to receive your certificate.

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‘Thank you Janine, I loved the study group!’ K.D.

Posture Re-education & Post Techniques 

15 & 22 September 2024 9am-5pm each day

  • At Mana Health Practice in Preston, Melbourne
  • $400 Early Bird discount paid in full by 1st Sept
  • $420 for OBA members if paid after 1st Sept
  • $450 for non-members if paid after 1st September

Learn how to apply gentle rehabilitative movements and positioning to support clients to release old posture habits and create new, more functional postures and movements.

In this class we learn to assess and address clients’ inefficient postural habits to support short-term pain reduction and long-term change.  We’ll look at common postural conditions including spinal curvatures and scoliosis and learn how to address them with positional release and movement techniques. We’ll explore ‘post’ techniques to support the work done in a session and integrate new posture patterns. 

OBA members – email janine@janinemccarthy.com.au to provide your current OBA membership number and full name if applying for the member discount after June 9.

Includes:

  • Detailed manual covering all concepts & techniques
  • Certificate for 16hrs/units of training in OBA’s programs and CEU points for OBA membership renewal
  • Refreshments provided

Prefer a payment plan or bank transfer? Email janine@janinemccarthy.com.au for more information.

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More classes for your calendar:

3hr Study Groups (interactive small-group trainings):

  • 28 July 10am-1pm in Preston: Fundamentals/Phase 4 practice & review (Venue TBC)
  • 24 August 1.30-4.30pm online: Phase 5 review & combining the Phases
  • 23 November 1.30-4.30pm online: Cranial review including Phase 4 cranial work and anatomy

Fee: $80

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Study groups with Janine McCarthy

Study with me!

I’m a registered Instructor with Ortho-Bionomy Australia Ltd (OBA). I offer classes, study groups and training consultations in-person and online. I also act as Advisor guiding students through the OBA training programs.

I have in-depth knowledge of OBA’s training programs from my 8 years of service on the Board of Directors, the Instructor Review Committee (IRC) of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International (SOBI) in the USA and my current role as Chair of OBA’s IRC.

The Ortho-Bionomy principles, concepts and techniques are simple to apply and my classes are relaxed, accessible and even fun for all learning styles. 

I’d love to see you in one of my classes soon! And if you’re in the Practitioner Training Program and don’t yet have an Advisor, contact me to discuss your options.

Visit me for in-person Ortho-Bionomy sessions -OR- Consult with me online

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Ortho-Bionomy is...

  • A leading trauma-informed somatic therapy using gentle positioning and subtle movements to activate the body’s natural self-corrective reflexes to relieve tension and pain
  • Supports your clients to feel safer by avoiding forceful adjustments and deep tissue pressure
  • Empowers your clients to achieve lasting recovery – not just temporary relief
  • Easy on the practitioner’s body too so you can feel great at the end of each day and enjoy a more sustainable career

This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any massage and bodywork modality. You can easily add Ortho-Bionomy to your existing practice after taking one of the foundational 2-day classes, Fundamentals (Phase 4) or Exploration of Movement Patterns.

Student Testimonials

The class was spacious and catered to a range of knowledge and skill levels. It was practice-oriented, integrating theory with experiential learning – which I really need! It was also a safe place to learn. Thanks Janine!”

– Sheri

It was a wonderfully nurturing experience. The techniques are very helpful for clients dealing with chronic pain and restricted movement. Excellent and very enjoyable.

– Louise

Ortho-Bionomy will help me be sustainable in my massage practice. Janine has a depth of knowledge and a great willingness to share information. There was always time for questions and understanding before moving on.

– Selina

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