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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.


If you need to find a peer, visit our online Peer Directory where you can search and identify a colleague with whom you can conduct your peer review discussion.


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

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.


We are looking for an iO Member to join our Audit Committee. The role involves attending several meetings covering approximately six days a year. For more details on what is involved and how to apply, Click here.



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