Registered Practitioner Training Program

Practitioner Training

Advanced Training

OBAC Training in action



The Registered Practitioner Training Program is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of Ortho-BIonomy, in addition to providing extensive hands-on experience in both classes and supervised practice. Practitioner Trainees choose an instructor, with a minimum of one year of teaching experience, who will act as their advisor and assist throughout the training period by offering guidance, support and constructive feedback. This program prepares the individual of the hands-on application of the principles and the philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy in a professional practice.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Applicant must have a current Student or Associate membership in OBAC
  2. Choose an Advisor
  3. Fill out and submit to the OBAC office, the ‘Application to Practitioner Training Program Form’
  4. Send the enrollment fee of $100.00 to the OBAC treasurer

Program Curriculum

(A unit is approximately equal to 1 hour, 16 units per two day class)

  • 64 units Phase Four
  • 16 units Phase Five
  • 16 units Phase Six
  • 32 units Anatomy and Physiology
  • 16 units Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Reflexes
  • 16 units Demonstration Skills
  • 16 units Elements of a Successful Practice
  • 16 units Ethics and Emotional Issues
  • 16 units Exploration of Movement Pattern
  • 16 units Isometrics
  • 16 units Postural Re-education and Post Techniques
  • 16 units Practitioner Training Seminar
  • 40 units Residential (five days minimum)
  • 16 units Self Care
  • 16 units Electives
  • 18 units Study Groups (six-3 hour minimum each)
  • 20 units Tutorials (discussions, sessions received, sessions for feedback)
  • 150 Documented Sessions (supervised practice)
OBAC Training
Evaluation Phase
  • Two evaluation sessions given to different Instructors / one evaluation session given to your Advisor
  • Demonstrating Ortho-Bionomy, as an introduction to your practice, to a minimum of 4 people and observed by an Instructor
  • A short written essay (at least one page) on what the principles and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy has meant to you both personally and professionally.


Marie Long
Vernon, BC
(250) 542-0763

Janet McKenna
Vancouver, BC
(778) 928-0821

Judith Miller
Vancouver, BC
(604) 362-3906

Peggy Oud
Kelowna, BC
(250) 317-2375

Mary Thiessen
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 222-1888

Elaine Tucker
Williams Lake, BC
(250) 392-2730



Rhoda Hollander
Calgary, AB
(403) 819-3604