Brendan Atkin is a fully qualified and insured osteopath, holding current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a Masters in Animal Osteopathy from the University of Wales, UK.
After graduating from Victoria University with a Masters of Osteopathy, Brendan worked as a clinician, treating humans and animals, with a particular interest in horses. He relocated to the U.K. to undertake the one-of-a-kind Masters training in Animal Osteopathy, conducted through the University of Wales.
He has also worked extensively with elite horses throughout all disciplines (racehorses, dressage, showjumping, hunters, polo) in Australia, the UK and Channel Isles.
In 2012, Brendan devised and conducted a research project into Osteopathy applied to the horse. 'The effect of osteopathic treatment on the symmetry of gait in sport horses' was carried out at the Ham Polo Club in Richmond, London.
This research was later presented at the European School of Osteopathy.
A brief overview of the project and its results can be found on the research page.
Brendan also travelled to Thailand in 2011 to volunteer at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, using osteopathy to assist the elephants, and improve freedom of movement throughout their body.