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iO Convention 2018, Call for Presentations

With the 2017 iO Convention just a few weeks behind us, it is already time to start planning for 2018. As we look to set an exciting programme for next year, we are seeking presentations that delegates will find informative and engaging. The iO Convention brings the profession together to celebrate all that’s great about osteopathy. If you would like to speak at the convention, please make your submission by 15 January 2018, when they will be reviewed by our selection panel. Proposals will need to include your contact details, a brief biography and full details of the proposed session,… Read more ›

Discover how your bra may be causing you back pain

iO President Robin Lansman speaks to Yahoo Style UK about how your bra may be causing back pain, even if the signs aren’t obvious.      

Find out how massage can help with some of the most common stomach problems

Osteopath Andrea Rippe explains how massage can help with some of the most common stomach problems in this information piece, read more below:    

Carrying your child incorrectly is responsible for 80,000 injuries a year

New research has found that more than 80,000 people in Britain a year injure their backs, knees and other joints by incorrectly carrying children. iO member Amberin Fur shares her advice with the Daily Mail here:    

iO’s Matthew Rogers provides advice on how to manage osteoarthritis

The Institute of Osteopathy’s, Head of Professional Development, Matthew Rogers, talks with The Telegraph about what you can do to help treat osteoarthritis in this interesting article:    

Osteopaths to join with Allied Health Professions in NHS Transformation

The Institute of Osteopathy is delighted to announce that the iO will be working with Suzanne Rastrick, the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer of NHS England, to strengthen the engagement of osteopaths with other health professionals, in the transformation of service delivery to improve patient outcomes. AHPs form the third largest workforce in the health and care system, and from 1 April 2017, osteopaths will join twelve other autonomous health professions that Suzanne Rastrick represents, whose roles are increasingly seen as key to transforming health care and wellbeing, and increasing capacity across the health and care system.  ‘AHPs into Action’… Read more ›

Institute of Osteopathy officially accepts stewardship of the Osteopathic Foundation

Following a formal signing at the Royal Society of Medicine on 31st January 2017, the Institute of Osteopathy is delighted to announce that they have now officially accepted stewardship of the Osteopathic Education Foundation.  The charitable trust, renamed by the institute as the Osteopathic Foundation, will continue to use its resources to fund research, support education and further the advancement of osteopathy for the benefit of public health. The former Osteopathic Education Foundation was founded in 1947 to financially assist in osteopathic education and research. Since the introduction of its loan scheme in 2001, the foundation has provided financial assistance… Read more ›

New community clinic seeks mentors and mentees

The Centre for Osteopathic Research & Excellence (CORE) is approaching an exciting new phase in the development of their new community clinic. Renovations are underway on the newly leased premises in Clapton, East London. In anticipation of its opening the centre is now seeking enthusiastic osteopaths as mentors, and to be mentored, at their new research clinic. Duncan Webster and Danny Orchard, directors of CORE, have raised nearly £200,000 to fund the new clinic which aims to provide a centre for good quality research, support for graduates and access to osteopathic treatment for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to… Read more ›

Cloudy with a chance of pain

People have long claimed that the weather affects the pain experienced from conditions such as arthritis, and there is plenty of anecdotal evidence of people predicting changes in the weather based on sensation in their joints. Research led by the University of Manchester is using new technology to put this ancient wisdom to the test. Launched in January 2016, for the first time researchers are using a smartphone app to collect data and investigate the connection between chronic pain and the weather. ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Pain’ research project involves over 9,000 participants. They were asked to record their… Read more ›

Osteopathic Educational Foundation announces iO as steward

At the iO convention last November, Miles Preston, Chairman of the Osteopathic Educational Foundation (OEF) announced the intention of the Foundation to apply to the Charity Commission for the Institute of Osteopathy to become come the sole corporate trustee of the OEF. The OEF is a charitable trust dedicated to advancing the profession of osteopathy through research and education, for the benefit of the public. The OEF has, over the last 69 years, been a cornerstone of osteopathic education, starting as the charitable arm of the BSO before becoming independent in the 1980s. It has supported many hundreds of students… Read more ›