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Board

Since April 2021, the following board of the "Austrian Association of Osteopathy" consists of four active members.

Margit Halbfurter, MSc D.O.
President

Margit Halbfurter is Osteopath (WSO) and Pediatric Osteopath (OZK). She lives and works in Villach. She completed her training at the WSO in 2015 with a master's degree. In the master's thesis, she dealt with the topic 'leaky gut', which she is still very interested and accompanied. Margit teaches at the WSO as an assistant and tutor. It is her great concern to work for the recognition of osteopathy as a profession in Austria, to secure the high level of education.

Nina Mittendorfer D.O.
Vice President and International Representation

Born and raised in Altmünster (Upper Austria) and after completing school, Nina completed her physiotherapy training 1983-86 at the LKH in Salzburg. Then she worked as a physiotherapist in the fields of orthopedics/manual therapy in Innsbruck and Munich before she thaugt at the Academy of Physiotherapy/WSP Vienna from 1993-1998 in the subjects of orthopedics, Occupational medicine and manual therapy. Nina graduated in osteopathy in 2000 from the WSO. Since 1998 she works exclusively in private practice in Vienna, mainly in the field of orthopedics and gynecology.

Thomas Marschall, MSc D.O
Cashier

Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance osteopath in Salzburg in his Physiopower health center. In and for his work, interdisciplinary work and the exchange between the various health professions is important to him for optimal care of his patients. He completed his osteopathic training (IAO) in 2016.

Sebastian Soika, MSc D.O.
Science & Secretary

Since 2017 he has been working as an osteopath in Lienz, East Tyrol, in his own practice. He completed his osteopathic training at the International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO). His personal interests are in the field of philosophical or original osteopathy, in the field of science and professional training.

Office und Management

The organizational part of the association (administration and management) is supervised by our secretary Christina Weber and Monika Hochholzer.