For Osteopaths

The iO … here to support, unite, develop and promote 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 offer a range of insurance cover designed to protect you, your practice and your patients- backed by friendly, expert advice and support.
These resources provide a helpful visual summary of clinical guidelines and referral pathways, including recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), that can be downloaded and used as a quick reference guide for use in clinic and as a CPD resource.
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Support, advice and resources As healthcare practitioners we put the health and wellbeing of our…
The iO protects, represents, advises, cares and supports its members while also representing their interests. Find out more about the services we provide.
Graduate Hub
Advice and support for the early years of your career - from finding a position, what to expect from working as an associate to building your list


NHS Matters
For those interested in engaging with local NHS services, this section provides information and advice on NHS matters.
For information on Insurance, legal assistance, support for graduates, classified adverts and supplier discounts
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.
Osteopathy Today
Osteopathy Today is the iO’s membership magazine. It provides the osteopathic community with news, events, CPD and much more . . .
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 Osteopathic Development Group is a key initiative for UK osteopathy.

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