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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.


*** It’s all about us! Osteopathy CensUS 2021 ***

The iO census only takes around 20 minutes to complete and you could win a £100 Amazon voucher. Take part by clicking HERE.

[Please note that for the best user experience, we recommend you carry out the census survey on either your PC or laptop and not on mobile]. 


COVID-19 Hub

Based on the most current UK Government guidelines, our COVID-19 Hub provides vital information on how iO members and osteopaths should practice, as well as resources for anyone who may need legal, financial or employment advice and support during this challenging time.

Wellbeing Hub

Whether you are looking for advice, specialist services or professional support groups, our Wellbeing Hub provides information to help you support your mental health and wellbeing.



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. Find your local osteopath.

Your Appointment Explained

Find out the measures your osteopath has put in place to make their practice COVID-19 secure and gain an insight into what you can expect during your consultation.

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.



Choose Osteopathy!

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.





Calls for case studies on Long CoViD

  The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) has launched a project to collect information about patients presenting with Long CoViD symptoms and how they respond to osteopathic care. NCOR… Read more ›

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