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Professional Associations and Registration

 

To ensure you are receiving the best medical care in Integrated Medicine, you should establish whether any practitioner you visit is registered with an appropriate professional body and has received adequate professional education.

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

  All Medical Doctors MUST BE registered professionals. However, if you are looking for a doctor with an interest in Integrative Medicine there are 3 organisations with which they may be affiliated:

 

   The Australasian Integrative Medical Association (AIMA). An association of doctors and other health professionals with a wide interest in integrating all medical approaches into integrated treatment approaches.

 

                                                     www.aima.net.au

 

   The Australasian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM). A training body for doctors who wish to forward their education in nutritional and environmental medicine. Doctors who are affiliated with ACNEM may identify that they do so as either a member (MACNEM) or fellow (FACNEM).

                         

                                                    www.acnem.org

 

   The Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association. ALMA focuses on lifestyle interventions to improve health within the framework of the Australian medical system. The association is open to all practitioners who are eligible to rebates within the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme.

 

                                              www.alma-inc.com.au

 

The following organizations are professional bodies representing other appropriate health practitioners that may contribute to an integrated model of care. Note that most of the professions  have an appropriate State Registration Board and require Professional Indemnity Insurance.

 

 

Australian Physiotherapy Association                                  www.physiotherapy.asn.au

 

Chiropractor’s Association of Australia                                 www.chiropractors.asn.au

 

Australian Osteopathic Association                                       www.osteopathy.com.au

 

Australian Association of Occupational Therapists             www.ausot.com.au

 

Dieticians Association of Australia                                        www.daa.asn.au

 

Speech Pathology Australia                                www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

 

Australian Psychological Society                                         www.psychology.org.au

 

 

    Two organizations dedicated to representing Complementary Health Practitioners

(naturopaths, nutritionists, homeopaths, herbalists, massage therapists etc) are:

 

Australian Traditional Medical Society (ATMS)                    www.atms.com.au

 

Australian Natural Therapists Association                            www.anta.com.au