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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

Providing 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.


Want to find out more? Join us on 25 July for a virtual meeting all about the iO Council. Register in advance here. For more about the role and how to apply to be a candidate visit here


The iO team will be travelling across the country to meet you at a series of roadshows to be held over the coming months, visiting  Wales, Scotland, the North of England and London! To find out more and book your place


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.



Are you proud of your practice? Do you have an excellent associate? Are you involved in an exciting initiative or collaboration? Why not put yourselves forward for one of this year’s awards? Nominations are now open until 4 September, Click here.




Daniel Collis appointed Vice President

The iO President, Glynis Fox, is delighted to announce that Daniel Collis has been elected Vice President, starting in October 2022. The office of Vice President, open only to osteopathic… Read more ›

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