Dr Chris Macfarlane


About Dr Chris Macfarlane

Chris graduated from British School of Osteopathy in 1988. He has worked in private practice since treating a variety of patient presentations. He worked in a sports injury clinic as a student, has consulted with business on occupational health and initiated paediatric teaching clinics. He likes to help with different patient presentations and to be able to apply the holistic approach of osteopathy to help each patient reach their goals.

Chris has completed many post-graduate programs. The most recent program explored treatments to the face to help with jaw and other problems that may present in the face. He has an interest in visceral complaints and taught the visceral unit for 25 years at university.

Chris has also had an extensive teaching career working at RMIT University, Endeavour College and Victoria University. He has also been a clinical supervisor since 1992 and continues to do so at Victoria University. He is the treasurer of the Sutherland Cranial teaching Foundation ANZ, a group that run post-graduate teaching programs for osteopaths. Chris has recently completed his PhD and is now looking to spend more time in clinical practice.

Chris has a strong interest in the environment. He is treasurer of a friends group for the Dandenong Creek and loves to spend time walking there and photographing the flora and fauna.

  • Diploma in Osteopathy, BSO (1988)
  • Ph.D., Victoria University (2021)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Victoria University (2014)
  • Masters in Professional Education and Training, Deakin University (2009)
  • Certificate in Small Business Management, Swinburne University (2001)
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