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For Osteopaths

The iO … here to support, unite, promote and develop the osteopathic profession

By being a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, you are contributing towards this ambitious endeavour and investing in the future of our profession.


Welcome to the Institute of Osteopathy’s website for the osteopathic profession. We are proud to represent over 70 percent of UK osteopaths, and we encourage and welcome new members.

This site has been created to provide a range of information and resources to guide osteopaths through every stage of their career; from starting out, advancing your clinical skills to developing your practice, while providing vital support and practical advice across a wide range of clinical and business issues.

In addition to being able to access a wide range of services, your membership is contributing to the work of the iO to promote and develop osteopathy and invest in the future of our profession.

We want your feedback – We are constantly tailoring our services based on feedback from our members.  Please post your comments at the bottom of each page of the site. Alternatively email your suggestions to

Membership benefits - Take a look at what you can access as an iO member. To join call 01582 488 455 or email



This Month’s Highlights


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Public Health - Active 10 Campaign
In January, the iO launched its support of Public Health England’s (PHE) 'One You', a campaign…
Regulation Reform Position Statement
A recent press article reported that the government is considering several options as part of its…
Apply for 2017 Leadership Programme
Applications are now open for 2017 Osteopathic Development Group (ODG), Osteopathic Leadership Programme. The Osteopathic…


Public Health - One You Campaign
Your opportunity to support public health - advice and resources to use in your clinic and with your patients
Update 5th December: ASA issues new guidance on the marketing of osteopathic services. Visit here for more information.
Information on the iO's lobbying of AXA PPP on their fee cap policy
NICE Guidelines
2nd December UPDATE: The new guidelines on Low Back Pain and Sciatica have now been published by NICE. The iO will publish a summary of the new guidance shortly.
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Osteopathy Today
Osteopathy Today is the iO’s membership magazine. It provides the osteopathic community with news, events, CPD and much more . . .
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Let’s get the message out there #OsteopathyWorks Our patients are our greatest advocates. We all…


The iO's Patient Charter
The Patient Charter has been adopted by the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) as a statement of best practice for the osteopathic profession
Graduate Hub
Advice and support for the early years of your career - from finding a position, what to expect from working as an associate to building your list
The iO protects, represents, advises, cares and supports its members while also representing their interests. Find out more about the services we provide.


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Clinical Development
How to develop your career, including CPD, Osteopathic Opportunities and the iO members forum
Practice Development
A wealth of information and resources to support your practice - from our business development guide and advice on marketing within the ASA, to principle/associate agreements and patient record cards.
Support Services
For information on Insurance, legal assistance, support for graduates, classified adverts and supplier discounts


The Osteopathic Development Group is a key initiative for UK osteopathy.
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AGM 2016
iO AGM 2016 agenda and Council elections