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Meaningful Career | O'Neill Kinesiology College

Balancing a Meaningful Career and Family Life

It’s not easy juggling a career and family life, especially if you’re reconsidering your choice of career. Tania McGowan, Director of O’Neill Kinesiology College, said it no longer surprises her how many people – especially women – start a family and then decide their former career is no longer right for them. This is partly due to the demands of the traditional workplace. “Once you have kids, a lot of careers are hard to go back to. You often have no say over the hours you wor...
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Dr Charles Krebs - O'Neill Kinesiology College

Dr. Charles T. Krebs

Charles Krebs' incredible and varied career began long before Kinesiology; he obtained his PhD in Biology & Physiology from Boston University in the 1970s, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Cape Cod. As a Marine Research Scientist, he taught in universities in the USA for 9 years before moving to Australia in 1983 to work as a Marine Scientist and Analytical Chemist.  Just 6 months into his seachange, Charles had a scuba diving accident, experiencing a life-threatening cerebral-spinal...
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Nicolie O'Neill and Tania O'Neill McGowan story

The Story of Us: O’Neill Kinesiology College

Nicolie O’Neill and her daughter, Tania, are the heart and soul of O’Neill Kinesiology College. However, they aren’t the likeliest of duos to start a complementary therapies school – one an accountant hailing from the Wheatbelt and the other a physicist. We chat to Director Tania O’Neill McGowan about their inspiring and unexpected story, and how the two made the college into the successful institution it is today. It started with Nicolie. Now aged in her 60s, she came from a farmin...
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Muscle Monitoring | O'Neill Kinesiology College

What is Muscle Monitoring?

Muscle monitoring is a primary technique used in Kinesiology as a way to identify the presence of stresses or imbalances in the body.  Also known as a 'biofeedback tool', muscle monitoring offers a direct link into the subconscious, providing access to the physical realm of muscles, as well as physiological, emotional, mental, and psychospiritual realms of our being. Muscle monitoring is conducted by the practitioner using an accessible muscle, usually a limb, to test for states of 'lock' or...
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A Brief History of Kinesiology

A Brief History of Kinesiology

Kinesiology literally means the study of movement, and has an interesting history. In its original form, it was an academic discipline studying the movement of the body, and how the body moves. Several academic Kinesiologists then focused on how the muscles causing movement could be assessed for their integrity of function using manual techniques. The following timeline offers a brief history of Kinesiology, bringing us to the most evolved modality practised today: Energetic Kinesiology. Earl...
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