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About the iO | The Osteopathic Foundation
About the iO | The Osteopathic Foundation



Welcome to The Osteopathic Foundation


The Osteopathic Foundation (The oF) is a charitable trust set up to advance osteopathic practice for the benefit of the public’s health. It funds education and research projects and promotes productive relationships both within and outside of the profession.


It receives no government funding and relies heavily on donations from the members of the public and the profession. Please consider supporting our charity today. You can rest assured that you are investing in the long-term development of the whole profession. We are grateful for every gift left to us, no matter how large or small.


The oF is a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (313785).

For over 70 years, The Osteopathic Foundation has established a reputation for supporting the profession through the provision of grants and has provided almost £854,000 of support since 2001.


We also fund the work of the National Council of Osteopathic Research and work closely with key stakeholders across the profession to promote and maximise our funding investments.

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Our UK Roadshows have provided a fantastic opportunity for osteopaths from across the profession to come together and share views, ideas and best practices.
The BCNO Group has once again collaborated with Unifrog, to produce an online course about osteopathy, aimed at secondary school students.
Simon Fielding confirmed as Chair of the Osteopathic Foundation
Osteopath and iO Professional Development Manager, Daniel McCarthy, will be hosting a series of CPD webinars across 2024.
Joanna Cram awarded MBE in New Year Honours for exceptional contribution to MSK Healthcare
Simon Fielding awarded the prestigious President's Medal 2023
The OF supports study aimed at using osteopathy for mental health support
The Osteopathic Foundation are delighted to announce that they have appointed Simon Fielding as their new Chair
The Osteopathic Foundation has awarded NCOR funding for three key pieces of work to support the profession
Please consider The Osteopathic Foundation this Christmas
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