Dr Tony Tranfield is an Osteopath with a special interest in neurological rehabilitation, and in particular, the rehabilitation of posture, movement and balance. He has had a practice in on Sydney’s Northern Beaches since 1999.
He is certified in the USA with the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (ACNB). Chiropractic neurology is a training for physical health care and medical professionals in functional neurological applications. Functional neurological applications, means assessment of the nervous system in relation to physiological as well as pathological condition. For example, in the case of deteriorating postural stability, this would mean, assessment and treatment of afferent systems that show signs of degradation but are not necessarily in a state of pathological change.
Assessing functional change (muscle tone, reflexes and postural stability for instance) can be very subjective. For this reason, he uses computerised posturography for accurate measurement of postural sway. Postural sway can be used as a biomarker for postural integrity and for the differential diagnosis of the integrity of its afferent systems.
Computerised posturography is used in research but is still very rarely applied in physical health care as an assessment and rehabilitation tool. As well as validated testing protocols, such as the modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (mCTSIB) computerised posturography can measure any movement that can be translated into a vertical plane. As such it can be used for measuring reaction times, motor planning, efficiency of execution (undershooting, overshooting and route to target), velocity, acceleration and power. This is very useful for accurate assessment and well as treatment planning, outcome measurement and documentation.
1994 EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY
The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is recognised globally as a leading osteopathic institution for forward thinking osteopaths from the UK and internationally.
MEMBER OF OSTEOPATHY AUSTRALIA
1998 OSTEOPATHY AUSTRALIA
Osteopathy Australia (formerly the Australian Osteopathic Association) is the peak representative body for all Australian osteopaths.
MEMBER OF THE SUTHERLAND CRANIAL TEACHING FOUNDATION
2002 SUTHERLAND CRANIAL TEACHING FOUNDATION
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation disseminates knowledge and increases the proficiency of practitioners using osteopathy in the cranial field through the provision of high quality, best practice post graduate training.
DIPLOMATE OF THE ACNB (DACNB)
2009 AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGY BOARD (ACNB)
The American Chiropractic Neurology Board is the sole specialty board in neurology recognized by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The ACNB’s Diplomate program has achieved accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Dr Tranfield is presently the only osteopath in Australia with this qualification.
FELLOW OF THE AAFN (FAAFN)
2009 AUSTRALASIAN ACADEMY OF FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY
The Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN) is a multi-disciplinary professional organisation that represents and promotes the field of functional neurology / neuroscience in the Australasia region and assists the clinical advancement of evidence-based functional neuroscience within health care practices.
FELLOW OF THE ACFN (FACFN)
2009 AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY
The American College of Functional Neurology (ACFN) conducts certification activities to uphold standards of practice in the field of Functional Neurology through certification of qualified physicians at the Fellowship Level.
CERTIFICATION ON COMPUTER AIDED POSTURGRAPIC SYSTEMS (CAPS).
2013 VESTIBULAR TECHNOLOGIES
25 Hours Advanced training in Posturographic Systems and BalanceTrak software.