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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.


About Osteopathy

Proving a whole-person approach to health, osteopaths provide effective care and treatment using manual therapy, health advice and exercise, tailored to the needs of the individual. Find out more.


COVID-19 Hub

Based on the UK Government guidelines, our COVID-19 Hub provides vital information on osteopathic practices during this period, as well as resources for anyone who may need legal, financial or employment advice.


Our members are invited to join us on Friday 29 October at 3pm for the virtual 2021 Annual General Meeting. Click here to register your attendance and find out all you need to know                                  

This year we have four candidates standing for election; from which two new council members will be elected by members at the iO Annual General Meeting. Click here to read each candidate’s statement in full.

Interested in pursuing a career in osteopathy?  Hear from osteopaths on why a career in osteopathy is so rewarding. Find out all there is to know about becoming an osteopath.




Being able to seek guidance from experienced colleagues can help guide your professional development and navigate the early years of your career. Find out how a mentor can help your osteopathic career today.




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