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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.

Move Better…

Have you got ‘Lockdown back’ or ‘Tech-neck’? As life moves forward, it’s time to tackle those habits that have led to these issues and get  you moving better again. Read 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.


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.

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.



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.



Graduate Hub

For all those about to graduate or in the early years of work, our Graduate Hub holds a whole host of resources to help you navigate the transition from a student to practising osteopath.




Calling for observation opportunities

  As we cautiously move to more normalised activities, we are receiving increasing requests about observational practice visits. In response, the Osteopathic Alliance (OA) and the iO are collaborating to… Read more ›

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