Since graduating, osteopath Jena Chang has been able to apply the skills and knowledge she gained at RMIT to provide her patients with a better quality of life.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and Master of Osteopathy* *These programs have been replaced by the Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Osteopath at Casey Osteopathic Health Services and Symmetry Osteopathy
I work at a busy osteopathy practice and love it. Early in my career I was able to help an older gentleman who was suffering from back pain. It was empowering and exhilarating to be able to give someone a better quality of life.
I was always interested in health sciences, but it was a visit to an Osteopath during year 12 that led me to study osteopathy. I haven’t looked back since!
A highlight of my studies at RMIT was the hands-on experience I gained working in the student clinic. It gave me the skills and confidence to work in the real-world.
I now work at a busy osteopathy practice and love it. Early in my career I was able to help an older gentleman who was suffering from back pain. He’d tried numerous treatments but hadn’t found one that worked. It was empowering and exhilarating to be able to give someone a better quality of life – it’s why I love what I do every day.
I strongly believe in maintaining body wellness, especially post-injury. I like to use the analogy of servicing a car in relation to the human body. Regular ‘tune-ups’ can help keep the body running at full potential and can decrease the likelihood of injury.
For those considering studying osteopathy my advice is to be physically and mentally prepared. It won’t be easy but the rewards are worth it - it’s a fantastic occupation.