For Osteopaths


The iO … here to unite, promote, develop and support the osteopathic profession

By being a member of the Institute of Osteopathy, you are contributing towards this ambitious endeavour and investing in the future of our profession.

Welcome to the Institute of Osteopathy’s website for the osteopathic profession. We are proud to represent over 70 percent of UK osteopaths, and we encourage and welcome new members. This site has been created to provide a range of information and resources to guide osteopaths through every stage of their career; from starting out, advancing your clinical skills to developing your practice, while providing vital support and practical advice across a wide range of clinical and business issues. In addition to being able to access a wide range of services, your membership is contributing to the work of the iO to promote and develop osteopathy and invest in the future of our profession.

We want your feedback – We are constantly tailoring our services based on the feedback we receive from our members.  Please post your comments at the bottom of each page of the site. Alternatively email your suggestions to

Membership benefits - Take a look at what you can access as an iO member. To join call 01582 488 455 or email  


  We know from listening to osteopaths that have been the most successful in promoting…
Policies and guidance
With the introduction of the revised Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS), it is good practice to…
  The Annual General Meeting is free for members who wish to attend and members…


Osteo News
Read the articles below to find out the latest news and developments from the Institute…
GDPR for Osteopaths
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, will be introduced on the 25th…
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Clinical Development
How to develop your career, including CPD, Osteopathic Opportunities and the iO members forum


Practice Development
A wealth of information and resources to support your practice - from our business development guide and advice on marketing your practice, to Principle/Associate agreements and patient record cards.
Support Services
For information on Insurance, legal assistance, support for graduates, classified adverts and supplier discounts
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Osteopathy Today
Osteopathy Today is the iO’s membership magazine. It provides the osteopathic community with news, events, CPD and much more . . .


Quality in Osteopathic Practice A report by the Institute of Osteopathy The National Council For…
The iO's Patient Charter
The Patient Charter has been adopted by the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) as a statement of best practice for the osteopathic profession
The iO protects, represents, advises, cares and supports its members while also representing their interests. Find out more about the services we provide.


The Osteopathic Development Group is a key initiative for UK osteopathy.

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