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Welcome to the Institute of Osteopathy, the UK’s professional body for registered osteopaths



Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.   Osteopaths are highly competent healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat independently.

Over 30,000 people every day visit an osteopath suffering from a variety of conditions including neck or back pain, joint or muscular pain, sports injuries, recurring headaches and more. Many patients are pregnant mothers, unsettled children, or those with work strain, or pain and stiffness related to advancing years.

As you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath, you will typically be able to see an osteopath quickly, without the long waiting times that often occur with other treatment options.

Whatever your age and no matter what challenges you may have with your health, there is probably something an osteopath can do to help.  Call an osteopath today to find out more.


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Convention 2015- Superb CPD in Sophisticated Surroundings

Tired of attending CPD events in drafty classrooms or cramped back rooms? Every day of our annual convention (running from 20 – 22 November 2015) gives you up to six hours of excellent value CPD in the sumptuous surroundings of the four star Runnymede on Thames Hotel