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Welcome to the Institute of Osteopathy

The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) is the UK’s leading professional membership organisation for osteopaths. The purpose of the institute is to support, unite, develop and promote the osteopathic profession, for the improvement of public health and patient care.

COVID-19 Hub

Based on the most current UK Government guidelines, visit our COVID-19 Hub for vital information on how iO members and osteopaths should practice.


Donate to the oF

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Osteopaths Are Open!

Look after your health during the national lockdown. Your local osteopathic practice remains open and available to support you during this time. To find your local osteopath, click here!

Choose Osteopathy!

Interested in pursuing a career in osteopathy?  Hear directly from osteopaths on why a career in osteopathy is so rewarding, register your interest and find out all there is to know about becoming an osteopath here!

About Osteopathy

Using manual therapy, osteopaths provide
safe, effective treatment and care that aims
to promote the health and wellbeing of
people. Find out more here!



iO Hardship Fund

The iO’s hardship fund was set-up to provide those who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19, a small but welcome amount that they can use for essentials until they can access more established support. Click here for more information and to apply.



Osteopaths working as vaccinators

  Following concern expressed by some osteopaths who have applied to become vaccinators that osteopathy is not listed on the Patient Group Directive (PGD), we have been working to clarify… Read more ›

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