Physiotherapist Genia Barmakov is expanding her skills and gaining a different perspective on healthcare through postgraduate studies in acupuncture.
Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture)
Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist
Coming from western medical training, the RMIT degree has given me a different perspective. I've gained the skills to look at health holistically and I've become a well-rounded, multi-skilled healthcare practitioner.
I’ve always been interested in Chinese medicine. I’m a qualified physiotherapist and decided to study acupuncture to complement my physiotherapy skills.
Coming from western medical training, the RMIT degree has given me a different perspective. I’ve gained the skills to look at health holistically and I’ve become a well-rounded, multi-skilled healthcare practitioner.
RMIT is the only university in Victoria to offer a master degree in acupuncture and it has a great reputation for teaching traditional Chinese medicine.
I am very passionate about men’s and women’s health and I am looking forward to combining my expertise in this area as a physiotherapist with the new knowledge gained as an acupuncturist.
Eventually I hope to travel to Asia for an internship to further enhance my clinical learning. I also plan on becoming a more active member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
When I graduate I’ll be combining acupuncture with my already established physiotherapy skills to provide positive, evidence based and effective treatment to my clients.